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  • Congo-Brazzaville celebrates Republic Day 2020

    28 novembre 2020

    The Congo-Brazzaville celebrated on saturday the Republic Day. This Day is celebrated every year on November 28 to honour the date on which the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville came into effect in 1958. This year marks the 62nd Republic Day of Congo-Brazzaville....

  • Outcry grows in France after Paris police filmed beating music producer

    27 novembre 2020

    A video of police beating a black music producer in Paris triggered outrage and condemnation on Thursday, leading to the suspension of several officers and a public backlash that drew in French World Cup football stars. The incident comes after a string...

  • Africa lacks preparedness for coronavirus vaccine roll-out: WHO

    27 novembre 2020

    The World Health Organization on Thursday urged African countries to improve their capacity to vaccinate populations against Covid-19, warning the continent was still "far from ready" for mass immunisation. With three coronavirus vaccines now showing...

  • Congo-Brazzaville: National Dialogue Conference Begins

    25 novembre 2020

    Congo-Brazzaville's national dialogue conference began on wednesday in Madingou. More than 500 representatives of various political groups are taking part in the discussions. This dialogue is held to preparing full democratic and peacefull election in...

  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

    25 novembre 2020

    The World Health Organization says the coronavirus pandemic has “slowed down” in the past week although death rates continued to rise, with more than 67,000 new deaths reported. The UN health agency said in its latest epidemiological update on Wednesday...

  • India's south-eastern coast braces for powerful Cyclone Nivar

    25 novembre 2020

    Local Indian authorities banned public gatherings and closed shops as more than 1,000 rescue personnel mobilised against a powerful cyclone barrelling towards the south-eastern coast, bringing heavy rains and strong winds. Cyclone Nivar is set to cross...

  • Coronavirus: France to end lockdown Dec 15, shops to reopen Saturday

    25 novembre 2020

    France aims to lift a nationwide lockdown on December 15, President Emmanuel Macron said, with shops authorised to reopen as early as Saturday after weeks of closure. In a TV address Tuesday, Macron said some restrictions would remain in place to avoid...

  • Ethiopia says Tigray capital encircled after ultimatum

    24 novembre 2020

    Ethiopian federal forces were encircling the Tigray region’s capital from around 50 km (30 miles) on Monday, the government said, after giving the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) a 72-hour surrender ultimatum. “The beginning of the end is within...

  • Pandemic inflames violence against women

    23 novembre 2020

    No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on Wednesday. From a spike in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, increased numbers...

  • Russia's Sputnik V Covid vaccine to cost lower than Pfizer, Moderna's vax

    23 novembre 2020

    Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 will cost governments much lower than that of Pfizer's and Moderna's, the official Twitter handle of the world's first registered vaccine against the pandemic said on Sunday. "Translating pharma lingo: the announced...

  • Biden to announce first Cabinet picks on Tuesday as Trump legal efforts stall

    23 novembre 2020

    President-elect Joe Biden will announce the first of his Cabinet picks on Tuesday, aides said, including possibly for secretary of state, as he lays the foundation for his administration despite President Donald Trump's refusal to concede. Longtime aide...

  • WHO Covid envoy fears third wave, calls Europe response 'incomplete'

    22 novembre 2020

    A World Health Organization (WHO) special Covid-19 envoy predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments repeat what he said was a failure to do what was needed to prevent the second wave of infections. “They missed building...

  • After fleeing Ethiopia, mothers face giving birth in camps

    22 novembre 2020

    Like all mothers-to-be, Berekhti Burro dreamt of bringing new life into the world in a safe place, with love and care at home to give her baby the best start. But Burro, nine-months pregnant, was forced to flee intense fighting near her home in Humera...

  • Al Qaeda in North Africa names new leader to succeed Droukdel

    22 novembre 2020

    Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch (AQIM) has appointed a new leader and confirmed the death of its former leader Abdelmalek Droukdel who was killed by the French army in June, SITE Intelligence Group said on Saturday. US-based SITE, which monitors militant...

  • Violence erupts in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at Carrefour store

    21 novembre 2020

    More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store. The killing, which has sparked protests across Brazil, occurred...

  • Demonstrators decry French bill to curb police images

    21 novembre 2020

    Several thousand people marched in French cities Saturday to protest a draft law that would place limits on the filming of on-duty police officers, a move condemned as a curb on press freedom. The biggest gathering was near the Eiffel Tower in Paris and...

  • Ethiopia pushes toward rebel-held Tigray capital

    21 novembre 2020

    The Ethiopian government rebuffed an African effort to mediate on Saturday, saying its troops had seized another town in their march towards the rebel-held capital of northern Tigray region. More than two weeks into Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s offensive,...

  • Ethiopia conflict puts 2.3m children in need: Unicef

    21 novembre 2020

    The outbreak of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has left some 2.3 million children in urgent need of assistance and thousands more at risk in refugee camps, the UN children’s agency said on Friday. Tigray has been rocked by bloody fighting since...

  • Trump nears a dead end, but repeats victory claim

    21 novembre 2020

    Joe Biden on Saturday reached the two-week mark since becoming president-elect, with President Donald Trump stinging from back-to-back setbacks in his desperate, unprecedented bid to undo his election defeat. Trump has refused to concede and is seeking...

  • EU says could approve two coronavirus vaccines this year

    20 novembre 2020

    The European Union could approve two coronavirus vaccines being tested by Pfizer-BioNTech and by Moderna before the end of next month, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday. Von der Leyen said the European Medicines Agency could give...

  • US election: Georgia affirms Biden's victory as Trump attempts to undermine election

    20 novembre 2020

    Georgia confirmed Democratic President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of the Nov. 3 election in the state as it completed a hand audit of ballots on Thursday, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said. An audit was launched after unofficial results showed...

  • Coronavirus: UK scientists develop nasal spray that 'protects against Covid-19'

    20 novembre 2020

    A nasal spray that can stop Covid-19 infections and transmissions has been developed by a team of scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK, Sky News reported on Thursday. Those behind the study say the spray catches and neutralises the virus...

  • Joe Biden slams 'irresponsible' Donald Trump fight to reverse US election

    20 novembre 2020

    US President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday accused Donald Trump of brazenly damaging democracy as the incumbent pressed on with a campaign to reverse his election loss through fraud claims and personal outreach to election authorities. Trump is behind "incredibly...

  • Germany stabbing attack: Five injured in Oberhausen, suspect arrested

    20 novembre 2020

    Five people were injured in a stabbing attack in the western German town of Oberhausen on Thursday and a suspect was arrested in what police said appeared to be a family dispute. A spokesman for police in the nearby city of Essen said all five, including...

  • Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing dissident region

    19 novembre 2020

    Ethiopia’s army chief on Thursday accused WHO boss Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — the country’s highest-profile Tigrayan abroad — of lobbying in favour of the dissident region and helping them get weapons. “He has worked in neighbouring countries to condemn...

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