Egypt‘s al-Sisi sworn in for second term amid unrest

Egypt‘s al-Sisi sworn in for second term amid unrest

Egypt‘s al-Sisi sworn in for second term amid unrest © Egyptian presidency / AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi giving a speech during his swearing in ceremony on June 2, 2018, for a second four-year term in office, at the parliament meeting hall in Cairo. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed to tackle jihadists and revive the economy as he was sworn in Saturday for a second four-year term […]

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Against the odds: The Rwandan women raising a family despite genocide and rape

Against the odds: The Rwandan women raising a family despite genocide and rape

Against the odds: The Rwandan women raising a family despite genocide and rape During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, thousands of Tutsi women were raped. Some became pregnant and then carried their children to full term. For these women, the past and present are intertwined. More than two decades later, our reporters went to meet several of those women who are trying to raise their families happily despite the legacy of […]

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Presidential meeting signals ‘another chapter‘ in Franco-Rwandan relations

Presidential meeting signals ‘another chapter‘ in Franco-Rwandan relations

Presidential meeting signals ‘another chapter‘ in Franco-Rwandan relations In an interview with FRANCE 24, Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said “another chapter” is beginning for Kigali and Paris. Relations between the two countries have been strained since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. But on Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame for talks at the Élysée. It was Kagame‘s first visit to the French presidential palace since […]

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Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit

Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit

Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit © AFP file photo Burundians overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza‘s powers and giving him the option to stay in office until 2034, official results showed Monday. Election commission chief Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye said 73 percent of voters had voted "Yes" in a referendum to change the constitution and 19 percent had voted "No", with a turnout of 96 percent. […]

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