Republic of Congo President Sassou N’Guesso wins re-election

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Republic of Congo President Sassou N’Guesso wins re-election” – below is their description.

In tonight’s edition: Congo Brazzaville’s president is reelected with 88% of the vote. After 36 years in power Denis Sassou Nguesso’s return was expected, his closest rival died on polling day from Covid-19. After months of denying the presence of Eritrean troops in the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the country’s prime Minister admits they have crossed the border and for the first time, acknowledges reports of atrocities. And in eastern Cameroon,  the last bloat of hippos are in danger due to local mining activities polluting their waters.

FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - FRANCE 24 English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from France 24. France 24 is a French state-owned international news television network based in Paris.

Recent from FRANCE 24 English:

  • What does it take to be a national hero in France? • FRANCE 24 English
  • The waiting game: Afghan women and girls still unsure what the future holds • FRANCE 24 English
  • Furious France scraps UK migrant talks after ‘unacceptable’ letter • FRANCE 24 English
  • In This Story: Cameroon

    Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa and West Africa.

    Cameroon is home to over 250 native languages spoken by nearly 25 million people. Cameroon became a German colony in 1884 known as Kamerun. In 1960, the French-administered part of Cameroon became independent. The southern part of British Cameroons federated with it in 1961 to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. The federation was abandoned in 1972. The country was renamed the United Republic of Cameroon in 1972 and the Republic of Cameroon in 1984.

    The official languages of Cameroon are French and English. Its religious population consists of 70.7% Christians and 24.4% Muslims. It is governed as a Unitary presidential republic and has good relations with the major powers of France, the United Kingdom and China.

    The largest cities in population-terms are Douala on the Wouri River, its economic capital and main seaport, Yaoundé, its political capital, and Garoua.

    The country is well known for its successful national football team.

    2 Recent Items: Cameroon

  • Armed men attack bilingual school in Cameroon Anglophone region – Eye on Africa • FRANCE 24
  • Music show: Lubiana on how playing the kora helped her embrace her mixed heritage • FRANCE 24
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • U.K.’s Javid Concerned New Covid Variant Poses ‘Substantial Risk’
  • Israel warns of looming ’emergency situation’ after detecting B.1.1.529 Covid variant
  • WHO Studying New Coronavirus Variant
  • Priceline CEO: People continue to book travel locally despite Covid concerns
  • New Covid variant is of huge international concern, says Sajid Javid
  • In This Story: Ethiopia

    Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

    3 Recent Items: Ethiopia

  • What if Addis Ababa falls? | Inside Story
  • UN chief calls for ‘unconditional and immediate’ Ethiopian ceasefire • FRANCE 24 English
  • UAE provides military support to Addis Ababa
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Migrants on EU’s borders risk life and limb for a better life | DW News
  • What does it take to be a national hero in France? • FRANCE 24 English
  • The waiting game: Afghan women and girls still unsure what the future holds • FRANCE 24 English
  • Migrant crisis: People in Calais react to tragic Channel deaths
  • Migrant crisis: France ‘don’t want’ UK to help police beaches says Mark White
  • Furious France scraps UK migrant talks after ‘unacceptable’ letter • FRANCE 24 English
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please verbalise where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

    Posting....