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Jul 28 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
🇳🇪 Countries are scrambling to respond to a military coup in #Niger.

🌍 The consequences could be grave for #democratic progress and the fight against an insurgency by #jihadist militants in West Africa. 💬 "From what I understand, it appears we are slowly heading towards a successful #coup d'etat"

🇳🇪 FRANCE 24 spoke with journalist @stanislas_poyet who is on the ground in Niamey.
Feb 21 • 10 tweets • 7 min read
🔴 US President Joe Biden holds a speech in Poland on the same day the Russian President held an anti-West speech, blaming the US for escalating the #warinUkraine.

Biden speaks alongside the Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Follow along #live here ⤵️… 🔴 "#Russia thought #Ukraine would fall in 72 hours but thanks to the heroic behaviour of the Ukrainian people and the support of the free world, the imperialistic ambitions of Russia were not fulfilled,' says Polish President Andrzej Duda.

"Ukraine must win this war" ⤵️
Feb 21 • 14 tweets • 12 min read
🔴 Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech now, nearly one year after Moscow's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Follow it live here ⤵️… 🔴 Russian President Vladimir Putin starts his speech by calling the present time "important , complex and very decisive".

"A year ago, for the safety of our country and citizens, [..] we started carrying out the necessary actions" in Ukraine ⤵️
Feb 20 • 8 tweets • 15 min read
🇺🇦 Ahead of the anniversary of the full-scale invasion of #Ukraine by #Russia on February 24, we are preparing even more special coverage and analyses of the #war.

🔎 Follow this thread, so you don't miss anything out from FRANCE 24's #Ukraine1YearOn 👇 🇺🇦🎓 Since #Russia began its #invasion of #Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainian refugees have enrolled in the French school system. As they adapt to their new daily routine, their teachers look back at their integration.

@larabullens has the story ⤵️
Feb 20 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
#LIVE 🔴🇺🇸 US President #JoeBiden praises the Ukrainian people for their effort and courage since Russia's full-scale invasion of their country almost one year ago.

🇺🇦 "Unchecked aggression is a threat to all of us," says Biden ⤵️ #LIVE 🔴🇺🇸 "We know there will be difficult days, weeks and years ahead," says #JoeBiden in Kyiv.

🇺🇦 "Russia's aim was to wipe #Ukraine off the map. But Putin's war conquest is failing" ⤵️
Feb 20 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
🇺🇦🔴🇺🇸 US President Joe Biden is on an unannounced visit to Kyiv today, where he is meeting with Ukrainian President #VolodymyrZelensky.

Follow along #live here ⤵️… #LIVE 🔴🇺🇦 Ukrainian President #VolodymyrZelensky says he hopes that 2023 will become a "year of victory" for #Ukraine during a joint press conference with US President #JoeBiden in Kyiv.

Watch his speech here ⤵️
Oct 12, 2022 • 8 tweets • 9 min read
🔴 "There is no doubt that the sabotage of the #Nordstream1 and 2 pipelines is an international terrorist attack aiming at destroying the supply of energy"

President Vladimir #Putin addresses the #Russia Energy Week forum in Moscow. Read more: 🔴 Russian president Vladimir #Putin says "ideologies" are behind "nuclear terrorism" and "political assassinations" to "cut the link between #Russia and #Europe".

Watch his speech live:
Oct 12, 2022 • 6 tweets • 9 min read
🔴 #Ukraine saw a second round of mass missile strikes Tuesday. Ukrainian authorities say that in 24 hours, #Russia launched more than 30 cruise missiles, 7 air strikes and carried out 25 instances of shelling on more than 10 cities.

@GulliverCragg reports @gullivercragg The Russian strikes have led #Ukraine's president Volodymyr #Zelensky to request an aerial shield from the West. The system required would be similar to that used by #Israel.

@JJammine has more on the capabilities of such defense systems
Oct 11, 2022 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
🇫🇷 #France's high school reform in 2021 had an unexpected side effect: a significant portion of girl students dropped math.

In 2020, 44% chose advanced math—the following year, this number fell to 24%.

@ShirliSitbon has more on the phenomenon for the #DayoftheGirl ⤵️ @ShirliSitbon 🇲🇬 Child marriage is a daily reality for tens of thousands of young girls in #Madagascar.

"When a girl turns 12 or 13, she becomes a new source of income for the family", explains @Galaelle for #DayoftheGirl.

"She is sacrificed to allow the family to survive" ⤵️
Oct 11, 2022 • 7 tweets • 8 min read
🇺🇦 Russian strikes across #Ukraine on Monday came after an attack on the #CrimeanBridge, a critical supply link between Russia and the Crimean peninsula.

Vladimir Putin claims he only targeted key military and energy infrastructure ⤵️ 🇺🇦 How did the West respond to Monday's strikes?

The #G7 is holding crisis talks today, under increasing pressure to provide heavier weapons to #Kyiv, explains FRANCE 24's @ArmenGeorgian.

Powers that had been hesitant to provide military support are now changing their stance ⤵️
Oct 10, 2022 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
🇺🇦 Ukrainian officials condemned the latest Russian shelling in Kyiv and other cities on Monday.

The attacks come two days after an explosion on the only bridge linking Russia and #Crimea, which Moscow called an "act of terrorism" ⤵️ 🇺🇦 Volodymyr Zelensky also called #Russia's strikes across Ukraine "terrorism".

He said Moscow's forces have two targets: Ukrainian energy sources and people.

"They want panic and chaos." ⤵️
Aug 24, 2022 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
🇫🇷 Emmanuel #Macron warned of sacrifices ahead and foreshadowed the "end of abundance" at his first cabinet meeting following the summer break.

"What we are living through is a time of great upheaval." ⤵️ 🇫🇷 The #French president also emphasised the importance of unity ahead of these trying times during Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

He called again for energy sobriety ahead of what looks to be a difficult winter, reports FRANCE 24's reporter @LukeShrago ⤵️
Aug 24, 2022 • 13 tweets • 22 min read
🇺🇦 #Ukraine marks its independence from Soviet rule on Wednesday, as well as the six-month anniversary of the Russian invasion.

Since February 24, 2022, the fighting has barely let up.

@smougin has the latest updates on the conflict ⤵️ @smougin 🇺🇦 Authorities in #Ukraine have banned celebrations for Independence Day out of fears that they could be easy targets.

Speaking earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky remained defiant.

"We only care about our land, we will fight for it until the end" ⤵️
Aug 23, 2022 • 5 tweets • 8 min read
🔴WAR IN 🇺🇦: Six months after #Russia 🇷🇺 invaded #Ukraine, the conflict is getting bogged down.

Fighting and deadly Russian strikes continue on a daily basis as Kyiv requests Western weapons to continue its resistance and launch counter-offensives.

@smougin reports ⤵️ @smougin Hundreds gathered Tuesday for the #Moscow 🇷🇺 funeral of Daria Dugina, the daughter of a prominent ultranationalist intellectual who was killed in a car bombing that #Russia blames on #Ukraine 🇺🇦.

@carysgarland has the report ⤵️
Aug 22, 2022 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
🇰🇪 #Kenya's opposition leader filed an official legal challenge in the Supreme Court following this month's presidential election results.

Raila #Odinga's party claims it has strong evidence against the president-elect and the electoral commission, says @vee_wandera ⤵️ @vee_wandera 🇰🇪 "We don't support #Ruto—we support Raila #Odinga. They must do him justice."

If the Supreme Court cancels the results of #Kenya's presidential elections following Raila Odinga's legal challenge, there will be a new vote held in sixty days ⤵️
May 9, 2022 • 13 tweets • 15 min read
🇪🇺🔴 Freshly inaugurated French President for the second time, Emmanuel #Macron addresses the European Parliament.

Follow his speech alongside Ursula von der Leyen #live here on FRANCE 24 ⤵️… 🇪🇺🔴 "For Europe, the memory has always framed our future," says President of the
@EU_Commission @vonderleyen ⤵️
May 9, 2022 • 15 tweets • 12 min read
🔴: #Russia 🇷🇺 celebrates its 1945 victory over Nazi Germany on Monday with a show of military might even as its army battles Kyiv's forces in the east of Ukraine 🇺🇦

Watch President Vladimir Putin's speech #live on FRANCE 24 ⤵️… 🔴: 🇷🇺 President Vladimir #Putin begins his speech by telling Russian troops they are defending their country in Ukraine, calling it the "motherland" ⤵️
May 7, 2022 • 15 tweets • 13 min read
#LIVE 🔴 Emmanuel #Macron will be inaugurated for a second term as France's president with a ceremony at the Elysée Palace on Saturday 🇫🇷

Follow FRANCE 24's live coverage of the event ⤵️… #LIVE 🔴: #EmmanuelMacron arrives at the #presidentialinauguration.

The President of the Constitutional Council, Laurent Fabius, declares that #Macron won an absolute majority in April's presidential elections 🇫🇷🗳️
Apr 10, 2022 • 12 tweets • 26 min read
🔴 #LIVE: Results, analysis and reactions... Follow France 24's live coverage of the French presidential election as results roll in ⤵️

#1erTour #electionpresidentielle2022… The 1st round abstention rate is estimated at 26.5%, a number that has been on the rise over the past 20 years in France.

@DheepthiParis has more on the upward trend ⤵️

#Presidentielle2022 @1erTour
Apr 10, 2022 • 6 tweets • 7 min read
🇺🇦 is ready for a tough battle with 🇷🇺 forces amassing in #Ukraine's east, President #Zelensky said Saturday.

This came a day after a #missile attack officials said killed more than 50 civilians trying to evacuate at #Kramatorsk rail station in the east.

@NRushworth reports⤵️ @NRushworth #Mariupol 🇺🇦 is a strategic port city that would let #Russia 🇷🇺 access the sea of Azov.

As Russian forces target the city, shelling has collapsed several humanitarian corridors, with residents living under constant siege.

Sinead McCausland reports⤵️
Apr 10, 2022 • 14 tweets • 19 min read
🔴In #France, it's time to #vote🗳️... today is the first round of the #FrenchElections!

🇫🇷Follow our #liveblog as the French head to the polls this Sunday, and don't miss our special election night coverage starting 7pm Paris time! #presidentielles2022

📲 It's a beautiful morning in #Paris 🇫🇷, as French #voters 🗳️gather in polling stations to choose their candidate from the 12 names on the ballot.

F24's @JamesCreedonF24 reports from the capital's 17th arrondissement about how the process works and how voters are feeling today⤵️