French President François Hollande will travel to the conflict-torn Central African Republic on Tuesday, his office has announced. French troops are taking part in a military operation in the country aimed at halting inter-religious violence.
Latest update: 07/12/2010
Elections fraud in Egypt, war against drugs in Brazil, and how to shame a subway flasher
Derek Thomson presents a news show produced exclusively from content provided by amateurs. Photos, videos and personal accounts from our network of Observers around the world - all checked by our staff in Paris. First run Saturdays at 8:10 am Paris time.
Presentation : Derek Thomson. Editorial Team : Julien Pain, Ségolène Malterre, Lorena Galliot, Sarra Grira, Peggy Bruguière and Paul Larrouturou.
STORY 1 : EGYPT
We begin today with the legislative elections in Egypt. Longtime president Hosni Mubarak's party was the big winner, virtually wiping out the opposition. They blamed widespread fraud and vote-rigging. Our Observer tells us about one case of ballot-stuffing - and says it's not a good sign for next year's presidential race.
Observer : Mohammed Al-Dahshan in Cairo.
STORY 2 : BRAZIL
Now to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro... and the Brazilian government's offensive against drug gangs there.
Observer : Pedro Serra followed one of the raids in the Vila Cruzeiro favela.
STORY 3 : USA
We finish today with a subway story... from New York. Our Observer was riding the train, minding her own business, when she was confronted by a flasher. Instead of getting embarrassed and looking the other way, she decided she was not going to take it.
Observer : Nicola Briggs in New York City.