This show is made up entirely of amateur images. We've seen time and time again how images captured by ordinary citizens then uploaded onto the Web can change history, or at least shift the balance of power. This week, we take a look back at some of those moments.
As France gets ready to pull its soldiers out of northern Mali, European trainers are coming in to make sure the local army can control the Islamist rebels alone. Next, South African President Jacob Zuma is under fire. He is accused of exploiting a very weak and tired Nelson Mandela for his own political gain. Finally, it's getting down to the wire for one Chadian film director, who's finishing up his movie for this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Security forces in Chad foiled an attempted coup against President Idriss Deby (pictured), Communications Minister Hassan Sylla Bakary said Wednesday, adding that plans to “destabilise” the government had been in the works for months.
In Kidal, northern Mali, danger is never far away. Neither the Malian government nor its army is anywhere to be seen – neither is welcome here. Tuareg rebels are determined to keep control of the region, which they call Azawad. For now, Franco-Chadian forces maintain an uneasy peace. But the planned withdrawal of French troops could leave the Chadians sitting on a powder keg.
Chad's troops will be leaving Mali, President Idriss Deby said Monday, raising concerns about the future of the fight against al Qaeda-linked Islamists. “Chad’s army has no ability to face the kind of guerrilla fighting that is emerging," Deby said.
How to hunt down dictators and bring them to Justice? Marc Perelman puts the question to Reed Brody, spokesperson for Human Rights who works as lead counsel for the victims in the case of the exiled former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré and Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier.
France 24’s special correspondent in northern Mali, Matthieu Mabin, was able to enter the Ametetai valley, where a decisive battle between French forces and jihadists is raging. Here is his exclusive report.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leaders Abou Zeid and Mokhtar Belmokhtar have both been identified by different media as being the dead man featured in a photo taken by a Chadian soldier with his mobile phone. So which one of them is it, or it neither of them?! Also, a map identifies deaths in Moscow under Stalin, street by street, plus other stories.
The photo of the body of an Islamist rebel in north Mali is no proof that al Qaeda leaders Abou Zeid and Mokhtar Belmokhtar are dead, according to the head of Sahara Media, a Mauritanian news agency reputed for its access to jihadist leaders.