World Environment Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Mediation Board – COVID-19/Central America – Security Council/Sahel – Peacekeeping – Human Rights/Democratic Republic of the Congo – COVID-19/Panama – COVID-19/Afghanistan – World Environment Day – International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing MEDIATION BOARD The Secretary-General this morning spoke … Read more World Environment Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (5 June 2020)

Equality in Japan: Why does the Asian nation lag way behind in women’s rights?

So what exactly is holding Japan back when it comes to promoting gender equality? We take a look at how the Asian nation lags way behind other developed nations in regards to promoting women’s rights. Also how a pilot program in Zimbabwe is offering women electric bikes to make their lives easier while giving them … Read more Equality in Japan: Why does the Asian nation lag way behind in women’s rights?

Mattis Rips Into Trump for Dividing Nation, Misusing Military

The president responded Wednesday evening saying that he “didn’t like his ‘leadership’ style or much else about” Mattis. “His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations,” Trump wrote in one of a pair of tweets. Mattis stepped down 18 months ago after Trump abruptly announced on Twitter that he wanted to pull … Read more Mattis Rips Into Trump for Dividing Nation, Misusing Military

Afghanistan: Civilian Loss in the US Air War | Fault Lines

As the United States has increased its use of airstrikes in the war in Afghanistan, it’s come with a heavy price as civilian casualties from airstrikes have reached record numbers. In “Afghanistan: Civilian Loss in the US Air War,” Fault Lines reports on what justice looks like for civilians who lost loved ones to airstrikes. … Read more Afghanistan: Civilian Loss in the US Air War | Fault Lines

Violence over George Floyd death: “Is militarized response really what we need today?”

To understand Donald #Trump’s talk of “dominating the battlefield”, Columbia Law School professor Bernard Harcourt tells #F24Debate how counter-insurgency tactics in Iraq and Afghanistan led to the militarization of local police departments throughout the United States. #BLM Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN … … Read more Violence over George Floyd death: “Is militarized response really what we need today?”

Afghanistan, TRUMP and the TALIBAN: The END OF the LONGEST WAR? – VisualPolitik EN

2020 has been hijacked by the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic. However, beyond this crisis, there are events that are worth talking about. One of them has to do with the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in U.S. history. We can probably all remember when and how the war in Afghanistan began, which few of us expected … Read more Afghanistan, TRUMP and the TALIBAN: The END OF the LONGEST WAR? – VisualPolitik EN

Afghanistan: Life inside Kabul’s women’s prison during Covid-19

Thousands of prisoners in Afghanistan have been released and pardoned as the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic. But in Kabul’s only prison facility for women, more than a hundred women, often with young children, remain behind bars. FRANCE 24 reports from Kabul. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the … Read more Afghanistan: Life inside Kabul’s women’s prison during Covid-19

Hong Kong protests: Chinese dissident artist speaks out

This week we speak to Chinese dissident artist Badiucao, who lives in exile in Australia. We talk to him about the latest Hong Kong protests and the Chinese government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak. We also head to Afghanistan, where authorities say repeat violations of Covid-19 lockdown measures are making a tough situation even more difficult, … Read more Hong Kong protests: Chinese dissident artist speaks out

Afghanistan: Humanitarian workers at forefront of fight against Covid-19

An unprecedented humanitarian disaster is brewing in Afghanistan, according to several international and local NGOs, as Covid-19 spreads fast among the population. According to a recent study, a third of the residents of the capital Kabul have already been contaminated. The country has been at war for 40 years and suffers from an extremely fragile health system. … Read more Afghanistan: Humanitarian workers at forefront of fight against Covid-19

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000 – BBC News

The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total. The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January. Globally there have been 5.6 … Read more Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000 – BBC News

Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Security Council – Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict – High-Level Event on Financing for Development – ECOSOC – Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding – Afghanistan – Cyclone Amphan – Airline Crash – Africa Day – Syria – Peacekeeping Support to COVID-19 Response – World … Read more Civilians in Armed Conflict & other topics – Daily Briefing (27 May 2020)

Afghanistan frees hundreds more Taliban prisoners during ceasefire

Afghan authorities freed hundreds more Taliban prisoners on Tuesday, as calls grew for the militants to extend a ceasefire on its third and final day. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more Afghanistan frees hundreds more Taliban prisoners during ceasefire

Afghanistan’s Ghani to accelerate Taliban prisoner release after agreeing to Eid ceasefire

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani began a process Sunday to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners as a goodwill gesture after the insurgents proposed a surprise ceasefire during the Eid holiday.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube … Read more Afghanistan’s Ghani to accelerate Taliban prisoner release after agreeing to Eid ceasefire

Impact of COVID-19 on the African continent & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – General Assembly – Policy Brief on Africa – Africa Dialogue Series – ECOSOC – Libya – Peacekeeping Missions – WHO Report – Cabo Verde – Cameroon – Bangladesh – Afghanistan – UN Global Compact – Latin America – EL … Read more Impact of COVID-19 on the African continent & other topics – Daily Briefing (19 May 2020)

World Health Assembly & other topics – Daily Briefing (18 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/World Health Assembly – Deputy Secretary-General/Commencement – ECOSOC – Syria/Security Council – Afghanistan – Félicien Kabuga – Burundi – Central African Republic – COVID-19/Kazakhstan – COVID-19/Somalia – International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia – COVID-19/Museums – COVID-19/Hunger – Donald Paneth SECRETARY-GENERAL/WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY … Read more World Health Assembly & other topics – Daily Briefing (18 May 2020)