The former head of state, deposed in a coup in 1999, is preparing his last attempt at a comeback in Ivory Coast: Henri Konan Bedie sees himself as the worthy heir to the “father of the nation”, Felix Houphoet-Boigny.
Twice excluded from past presidential races, former PM Alassane Dramane Ouattara (pictured) leads the opposition. France24.com takes a closer look at a candidate who has often been on the outside looking in.
Soldiers from 13 former French African colonies will march down the Champs Elysées in Paris on July 14 as part of France’s Bastille Day celebrations. However, human rights groups are concerned that some of the soldiers involved may be war criminals.
The invitation of 12 leaders of former French colonies in Africa to a lunch at the Elysée Palace on the eve of the July 14 celebrations has led to accusations that France has failed to move on from its post-colonial relationship with the continent.
Over 250 African and French business leaders rubbed shoulders with African heads-of-state in Nice on Monday, as the 25th France-Africa summit, which for the first time will focus on both trade and politics, got under way.
The botched Christmas Day attack on a Detroit-bound airplane has put the spotlight on Yemen, from where the group 'Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula' (AQAP) is believed to have trained the Nigerian would-be bomber Umar Abdulmutallab.
The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has faced increasing criticism since protests have overtaken Tehran. Is this the end for him? FRANCE 24 looks at the severest power struggle the nation has seen since the 1979 revolution.
Man of the People for some, incorrigible demagogue for others, South Africa's newly elected president Jacob Zuma fascinates and divides.The charismatic strongman’s shady past leaves many wondering whether he is fit to lead.