Eye On Africa
EYE ON AFRICA
DR Congo: Thousands welcome opposition leader Tshisekedi after two-year absenceAfter a two-year absence, the DRC's biggest opposition leader has returned to Kinshasa. Etienne Tshisekedi got a hero's welcome, as the country's political situation is expected…
AIDS summit opens as concerns grow over epidemic resurgenceMore than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, hailing progress against the disease but warning that recent gains…
Video: 'Even to die is better than going back,' say Niger's migrantsThe outskirts of Agadez in northern Niger are lined with migrant ghettos and secretive smugglers' squats, usually off limits for TV cameras.
How 'Rumble in the Jungle' defined Ali as a boxer and activistMuhammad Ali famously described himself as “The Greatest”. But it was a legendary fight in Africa that affirmed his comeback as a boxer, cemented his status as a champion of…
Welcome to Nollywood: The world’s second-largest film industryIn just a few years, Nigeria has climbed the cinematic ladder and pushed Tinseltown into third (with Bollywood in India holding the top spot). Today, Nigeria is inundated with…
Widespread shortages in Venezuela and the growing industry for African video gamesThis week, on the Observers, we take a look at the ongoing economic crisis engulfing Venezuela, where a fall in petrol prices has led to widespread shortages. We also check out…
Ivory Coast confronts brutal past as Simone Gbagbo goes on trial
Ivory Coast confronts brutal past as Simone Gbagbo goes on trialThe trial of Simone Gbagbo, the former first lady of Ivory Coast, on charges of crimes against humanity opened Tuesday in the Ivorian city of Abidjan as the…
Chad's ex-dictator Habré sentenced to life in prison for war crimesA Senegalese court on Monday sentenced Chad's former dictator Hissène Habré to life in prison for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during his brutal 1982-1990 rule.
JUSTICE - AFRICA
African ‘legal soap opera’ nears end as Chadian ex-dictator faces verdictA Senegalese court on Monday is set to rule in the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré for alleged crimes against humanity committed during his 1982-1990 rule marking…
Former French health minister: 'We have to reform the WHO'In July, the World Health Organization will choose a new director general. One of the candidates is France's Philippe Douste-Blazy, a former health, culture, and foreign affairs…
Take the 'African Trip', and learn about eco-friendly buildingA weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.
DOWN TO EARTH
Senegal: Lighting the way for off-grid communitiesIn this new episode of "Down to Earth", we head to Senegal, where only three out of five households have access to electricity
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