Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, sworn in

In tonight’s edition: Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, takes office during a colourful ceremony in which he vowed to “continue on the path” of his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza, who died suddenly last week. Also, Kenya has won a seat on the UN Security Council after beating out Djibouti in a second round of voting on Thursday.  And … Read more Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye, sworn in

Kenya Elected as Non-permanent Member of the Security Council

Having obtained two-thirds majority of the members present and voting and the greatest number of votes, Kenya was elected member of the Security Council for a 2-year term beginning on 1 January 2021. Kenya was elected as a member of the Security Council for a two-year term, following a second round of ballots today (18 … Read more Kenya Elected as Non-permanent Member of the Security Council

UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020) The health of humanity depends on the health of the planet. Today, our planet is ailing. Land degradation affects some 3.2 billion people. 70 per cent of the world’s land has been transformed by human activity. We can reverse this … Read more UN Chief on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (17 June 2020)

World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

The World Food Programme (WFP) cautioned Thursday the world faces a catastrophic scenario of multiple famines if enough funds weren’t pledged to combat the ripple effect of COVID-19 on the world’s most fragile countries, already grappling with food insecurity. “What we’re facing now is a double pandemic of truly.. famines that could impact us at … Read more World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

Chinese medical experts arrive in Djibouti for COVID-19 fight

A group of Chinese experts arrived in Djibouti on Sunday to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon their arrival, the team held meetings with the country’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh and other officials. The team is composed of 12 experts in the fields of epidemiology and respiration and infectious diseases. They will stay in Djibouti … Read more Chinese medical experts arrive in Djibouti for COVID-19 fight

Djibouti ambassador says Africans in China understand need for strict control measures

An African diplomat in China has played down rumors that foreigners are being mistreated in the southern city of Guangzhou over the virus. The Djibouti ambassador told our French-language channel that African people in China understand the need for strict control measures. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): … Read more Djibouti ambassador says Africans in China understand need for strict control measures

The Ethiopian migrants who make the desperate journey to Saudi Arabia via Yemen

Every day, thousands of Ethiopians set off on foot on a desperate 2,000-kilometre trek in the hope of reaching Saudi Arabia. Their route takes them across the Djibouti desert, the Red Sea and Yemen, a country ravaged by civil war. Every year, hundreds die of exhaustion in the desert or drown while crossing the Gulf of … Read more The Ethiopian migrants who make the desperate journey to Saudi Arabia via Yemen

Yemen: the forced march.

Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 https://f24.my/YTliveEN Every day, thousands of Ethiopians set out by foot on a grinding, desperate 2000 kilometre trek in the hope of reaching Saudi Arabia. Their route takes them across the Djibouti desert, the Red Sea and a Yemen in … Read more Yemen: the forced march.

China’s New Silk Road | 101 East

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called it the “project of the century”. The new Silk Road is China’s ambitious plan to boost its worldwide reach through new train and shipping lines, roads and ports. Following the old Silk Road, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) crisscrosses from Asia to Africa and Europe. China insists the … Read more China’s New Silk Road | 101 East

Prime Minister of Djibouti in Brussels for Talks with NATO

The Prime Minister of Djibouti, Mr. Dileita Mohamed Dileita, is in Brussels for talks with NATO bosses. The head of the East African nation, which lies on the Horn of Africa, will meet with the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Djibouti has a strategically important coastline along the choke point between the Red Sea … Read more Prime Minister of Djibouti in Brussels for Talks with NATO

Djibouti: Abdourahman Boreh Calls for President Guelleh to Leave

The opposition candidate for Djibouti, Abdourahman Boreh, has called for President Guelleh to leave his job in a press release issued through a London communications agency this morning. Using the services of business & brand reputation experts MHP, Abdourahman Boreh to called for justice in the small African nation and announce a fresh round of … Read more Djibouti: Abdourahman Boreh Calls for President Guelleh to Leave

Yemen: President Saleh says Protesters Should use “Ballot Box, Not Chaos”

Hassan Baoum, a prominent member of Yemen’s Southern Movement, was allegedly taken from a hospital by security forces on February 20th and on Monday 21st February President Saleh issued a statement declaring that the protesters should make themselves heard through the ballot box and “not through chaos”. Refering to the opposition Joint Meeting Parties, he … Read more Yemen: President Saleh says Protesters Should use “Ballot Box, Not Chaos”

Editorial: The Politics of Protest – Why Iran is Different

The Western media coverage of protests around the world has taken an interesting turn in the last few months. When one million Egyptians protested for 17 or more days in the Egyptian capital, the world’s media launched into a frenzy of talk about democracy, freedom and a wave of popular protest. A peaceful uprising involving … Read more Editorial: The Politics of Protest – Why Iran is Different