Nearly 90% of France’s youngest voters did not turn out to vote in the first round of the regional elections held last Sunday.
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Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of France, is back in court for a campaign financing trial after being convicted guilty of corruption.
Chad’s future and stability are threatened more so by the lack of democracy further eroded by the recent coup than by the Islamist insurgency.
France has double standard on democracy in Africa. This was showcased when President Macron attended Chad’s former dictator’s burial.
Against the backdrop of democracy protests, French energy giant Total is under pressure to review its operations in Myanmar.
This month marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, where workers briefly took power and formed the first workers’ government.
The “gilets jaunes”, like Brexiteers and Trump supporters, are pushing for direct democracy which they argue should be eased by tech.
In power since 1990, Chad’s despot, Idriss Deby Itno, has stayed in power through repression and the help of the former colonial master, France.
France is set to receive President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt December 7. President Al-Sisi has a track record of undemocratic governance.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that images showing Paris police beating up a Black music producer were shameful for France.