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Zimbabwe opposition Chamisa eyes ‘Obama effect’ in historic poll

Zimbabwe opposition Chamisa eyes ‘Obama effect’ in historic poll

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader and presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa believes he will ride a wave of youthful optimism to election victory, emulating Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau. In an interview with AFP, the 40-year-old Chamisa said Zimbabweans were craving generational change in the landmark July 30 elections. The vote will pitch him against […]

Who should Africa back in the World Cup?

Who should Africa back in the World Cup?

Hearts were broken when all five African nations – Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia – crashed out in the first stage of the World Cup – but some fans say hope is not lost. “At least we still have France,” many people have joked on social media . Even French President Emmanuel Macron has […]

UN Central Mali G5 Military Base Bomb and Grenade Attack Leaves Six Dead

UN Central Mali G5 Military Base Bomb and Grenade Attack Leaves Six Dead

A daylight attack by militants in Mali on a UN compound has killed at least six people. A car bomb and rocket propelled grenades were met with return fire from G5 troops. At least six soldiers were killed and many more wounded when a car packed with explosives was blown up at the new, five-nation […]

Donald Trump tells Macron the EU is “worse” than China

Donald Trump tells Macron the EU is “worse” than China

When French President Emmanuel Macron visited Washington, he and President Trump had a tough conversation about trade that foreshadowed the breakdown of transatlantic relations at the G7 summit. What happened: In their bilateral meeting in the White House’s Cabinet Room, on April 24, Macron said to Trump, “Let’s work together, we both have a China […]

‘No leader is forever’: French President Macron strikes hostile tone against Trump, says US can be kicked out of G7

‘No leader is forever’: French President Macron strikes hostile tone against Trump, says US can be kicked out of G7

If Donald Trump doesn’t care about “being isolated,” then G7 may be better being G6, says Emmanuel Macron. The French president slammed US counterpart for “unproductive” tariffs and preventing other nations from dealing with Iran. When reporters asked Macron on Thursday if the problem with Trump was that he “didn’t care” about being isolated, Macron […]

The Guaranteed Path to French Citizenship for African Immigrants Are Acts of Heroism

The Guaranteed Path to French Citizenship for African Immigrants Are Acts of Heroism

The heroic act of scaling a building to rescue a small boy has “earned” Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian undocumented migrant in France, his French citizenship. Gassama is an illustration of the extraordinary measures Africans need to take to attain official papers in Europe Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian migrant who has now been christened the “Malian […]

French President Macron Under Fire Over Africa ‘Civilization’ Comments

French President Macron Under Fire Over Africa ‘Civilization’ Comments

France’s President Emmanuel Macron is taking flak after calling problems in Africa “civilizational” at the G20 Summit in Germany. Macron was answering a question from a Cote d’Ivoire journalist, who asked why there was no Marshall Plan for Africa (a huge block of U.S. economic aid for European countries after World War II). He said: […]

More Evidence Pins France On 1994 Rwanda Genocide

More Evidence Pins France On 1994 Rwanda Genocide

Recent reports in the French media have been awash with damning evidence about France’s complicity in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. New revelations have, among others, shone a spotlight on a French bank, BNP Paribas, which is being sued for financing the Genocide as well as top French officials for issuing re-armament orders for […]

France Says Troops Killed 20 Militants in Northern Mali

France Says Troops Killed 20 Militants in Northern Mali

France’s defense ministry has said its troops took several combatants “out of action” in operations against jihadist groups in Mali this week. The assault also resulted in the seizure of weapons and other equipment. Soldiers taking part in France’s counterterror mission in northern Mali clashed with Islamist militants this week, taking out around 20 fighters, […]

French President Macron says long Trump handshake ‘not innocent’

French President Macron says long Trump handshake ‘not innocent’

French President Emmanuel Macron said his extended handshake with Donald Trump before a NATO summit was “not innocent” and intended to show he did not make even small concessions. In an interview with the Journal du Dimanche published on Sunday, the French leader said his interaction with the American head of state was “a moment of truth.” […]

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