Black Africans in Tangiers targeted by racist raids and machete attacks


A spate of violent stabbings took place this week in the Boukhalef neighbourhood of Tangiers, a residential area primarily populated by undocumented black Africans waiting to immigrate to Europe. Several residents, shaken up by the attacks, shared their experience with FRANCE 24. Read more...

Sanctions-hit Iranians put their own twist on the Ice Bucket Challenge


For the past month, people all over the world have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral campaign launched to raise money for research into a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rare terminal illness. But for Iranians eager to dump cold water on their friends in the name of charity, there’s a snag. Read more…
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'How I survived Ebola'


Senga Omeonga is doing better. Much better. Three weeks ago, FRANCE 24 interviewed this Congolese doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Monrovia, Liberia. At the time, he was wasting away in the hallway of a hospital, without any treatment or even food. Today, while he still feels weak, he no longer has the virus. He told us about his journey to hell and back. Read more…
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Discover the latest in African fashion, straight from our Observers

Our Observers from all over Africa have sent us photos of the latest hip, swag, or otherwise fashionable trends from their countries. We’ve selected some of the latest styles to share with our readers. See photos...

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Video: Islamic State militants humiliate Syrian soldiers before their execution

The Islamic State organisation (IS) has once again used social networks to broadcast its brutal propaganda. On Tuesday, the jihadist group published a new video showing a line of Syrian army soldiers being made to walk in their underwear in the desert. A source within IS told FRANCE 24 that these men were later executed. Read more...

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Acid spill in Mexican rivers ruining farmers' livelihoods


Three weeks after a massive acid spill turned Mexico’s Sonora and Bacanuchi rivers bright orange, tens of thousands of people who live alongside them are suffering from dire water shortages. A cattle rancher tells us this is destroying locals’ livelihoods. Read more…
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Crimea is being forced into 'Russification'

Nearly six months after its annexation by Russia, Crimea – formerly an autonomous region in Ukraine – is rapidly undergoing “Russification”. Although the Russian-speaking majority appears satisfied with this change, the Ukrainian-speaking minority says it is being discriminated against by the new regime. On Sunday, a small group who gathered to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day were stopped by the police. Read more...

Video: Tunisian policeman assaults theft victim for “wasting his time”


This footage shows a resident of Tunis that had gone to the police station to report the theft of his wallet being attacked by a policeman who felt the man was “wasting his time”. Read more...
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A soap bucket challenge… to prevent Ebola


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”… A resident of Abidjan, Édith Brou, has taken this saying to heart. Given the risk of the deadly Ebola virus soon reaching Ivory Coast, Brou is seeking to raise awareness about hygiene-based preventative measures via an online video campaign. Read more...
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From Africa to Asia, the scaly anteater is being hunted to extinction

The pangolin is the only truly scaled mammal in the world and is, fittingly, nicknamed the scaly anteater. In Gabon, where its meat is particularly popular, and, in Vietnam, where its scales are thought to have healing powers, our Observers have been raising the alarm about a sharp increase in the poaching of this animal on the brink of extinction. Read more..

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