The trial of the former Chadian president resumes after a 45-day hiatus

The trial of the former Chadian president resumes after a 45-day hiatus

The trial of ousted Chadian President Hissène Habré for crimes against humanity resumes Monday before a special African tribunal in Dakar. The trial of ousted Chadian President Hissène Habré for crimes against humanity resumes Monday, September 7 before a special African court in Dakar after a 45-day hiatus, intended to allow his officially appointed lawyers to represent him before a court that he challenges. But the only defendant refuses to defend himself in this court…

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Burkina Faso: President and Prime Minister “taken hostage”

Burkina Faso: President and Prime Minister “taken hostage”

Michel Kafando, President of Burkina Faso, and his Prime Minister Isaac Zida have been held in the presidential palace since this morning by soldiers. Interim President of Burkina Faso Michel Kafando as well as Prime Minister Isaac Zida and two ministers were detained on Wednesday September 16 at the Presidential Palace in Ouagadougou by the Presidential Security Regiment (RSP), the praetorian guard of former President Blaise Compaoré, we learned from an official source. The soldiers…

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Nuclear agreement: the Iranian president in Europe for a “capital” visit

Nuclear agreement: the Iranian president in Europe for a “capital” visit

After the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the President of the Islamic Republic Hassan Rouhani is visiting Europe. He is trying to preserve the text signed in 2015 with the EU, and to negotiate economic “guarantees”. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday began a trip to Switzerland and Austria deemed “of paramount importance” to Tehran for cooperation between the Islamic Republic and Europe after the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Coming…

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Burkina Faso: a relative of Blaise Compaoré at the head of the putchists

Burkina Faso: a relative of Blaise Compaoré at the head of the putchists

The soldiers of the Presidential Security Regiment announced that they had “dissolved” the transitional institutions after taking the president and the government hostage on Wednesday. A close friend of the former President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaoré, General Gilbert Diendéré, was placed at the head of the National Council of Democracy, a new power put in place by the putschist military who overthrew the transitional authorities of Burkina Faso, CND said in a statement on…

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President of European centrists puts pressure on “illiberal” regimes

President of European centrists puts pressure on “illiberal” regimes

The bell for the start of the parliamentary term has barely rung in Brussels when the president of the centrist MEPs is putting pressure on European leaders. Its fight against authoritarian regimes does not wait. Meet. President of the centrists in the European Parliament, Dacian Ciolos arrives duly masked. Calm, courteous, square, as usual. He speaks of the coronavirus epidemic in chastened French: “I have responsibilities that dictate me not to take any risks, I…

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“Ill-gotten gains”: the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea will be tried in France

“Ill-gotten gains”: the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea will be tried in France

Teodorin Obiang, the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, has been referred to a Paris court, paving the way for the first French trial of “ill-gotten gains”. Teodorin Obiang, the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, suspected of having fraudulently built up a heritage of several tens of millions of euros in France, was referred to a Parisian court, paving the way for the first French trial of “bad goods. acquired”. Promoted at…

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Ivory Coast; President Ouattara reelected in the first round

Ivory Coast;  President Ouattara reelected in the first round

Credited with the spectacular restart of the Ivorian economy, Alassane Ouattara, who came to power in 2011, obtained 83.66% of the vote. President of Côte d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara, 73, was reelected in the first round of the October 25 presidential election for a 5-year term, according to official results released Wednesday, October 28, by the Independent Electoral Commission (CEI). It was an open secret as ADO’s victory (Alassane Dramane Ouattara) was expected since Sunday but…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping on official visit to France from March 24 to 26

Chinese President Xi Jinping on official visit to France from March 24 to 26

Emmanuel Macron will receive Chinese President Xi Jinping from March 24 to 26. This meeting will focus, among other things, on relations between the European Union and Beijing. President Emmanuel Macron will receive President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping for a state visit to France from March 24 to 26, the Elysee Palace announced on Monday. The President of the Republic and his wife Brigitte will welcome President Xi and his wife…

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Belarus: President Lukashenko must leave according to Macron

Belarus: President Lukashenko must leave according to Macron

Emmanuel Macron, in an interview with the JDD, believes that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko must leave power. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko must accept the logic of democracy and step down, French President Emmanuel Macron told the Sunday Journal. The former Soviet Republic, a close ally of Russia, has been shaken by demonstrations since the announcement of Alexander Lukashenko’s victory in the presidential election on August 9. More than 12,000 protesters have been arrested since the…

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Corruption: in Brazil, ex-president Lula will be tried in the Petrobras case

Corruption: in Brazil, ex-president Lula will be tried in the Petrobras case

Less than three weeks after the controversial impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, the formal indictment of the former president represents yet another blow to the Workers’ Party. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) will be tried for corruption and money laundering by federal judge Sergio Moro in a part of the sprawling politico-financial scandal Petrobras. “Due to the existence of sufficient material evidence of responsibility, I accept the denunciation” presented by the prosecution…

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