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Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
African mask sold for over R67m in France despite protest

A carved mask from Central Africa, dating from the 19th century, was sold in France for 4.2 million euros (over R67 million) on Saturday, despite Gabonese protesters in the auction house calling for the items "
estitution".
#africanmask #centralafrica
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Malian junta orders French broadcasters RFI, France 24 off air

Mali's ruling junta ordered French broadcasters RFI and France 24 off the air on Wednesday night, complaining they had falsely accused the army of committing abuses.
#mali #malianjunta #frenchbroadcasters
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
France says nearly 60 'terrorists' killed ahead of Burkina coup

Nearly 60 "terrorists" were killed in Burkina Faso by local forces alongside French troops on the eve of the 24 January coup in the poor Sahel country, France's military said on Sunday.
#france #terrorists #burkinafaso #frenchtroops
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Four French soldiers wounded in Burkina Faso bomb blast: army

Four French soldiers were wounded in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Burkina Faso, France's military. "(Their) off-road vehicle activated an IED as it left Ouahigouya airport," the army said in a statement, adding the unit was part of the Barkhane operation, Paris' deployment in the Sahel against a jihadist insurgency.
#frenchsoldiers #jihadistinsurgency
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
New Covid records in US, UK, France as Omicron runs rampant

The US, Britain, France and Australia have all announced record numbers of daily Covid-19 cases as the WHO warned Tuesday that Omicron's dizzying spread increased the risk of newer, more dangerous variants emerging.
#us #UK #france #britain
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
UK, US, China, Russia and France vow to prevent spread of nuclear weapons

Five global nuclear powers pledged on Monday to prevent atomic weapons spreading and to avoid nuclear conflict, in a rare joint statement ahead of a review of a key nuclear treaty later this year. "We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented," said permanent UN Security Council members China, France, Russia, the UK and United States, adding: "A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought."
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
French parkour group combats light pollution by using acrobatic skills to turn off street lights

A Parkour collective in Rennes, France, is using its abilities to combat light pollution by making a game out of turning off street lights. Wizzy Gang, a group of nine parkour athletes, was inspired by a video on YouTube of someone turning off a street light using a wooden stick, member Mathieu Brulard told Insider.
#frenchparkourgroup #mathieubrulard #rennes #france
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
France culls over 600 000 poultry in new bird flu outbreak

France has culled 600 000 to 650 000 chickens, ducks and other poultry over the past month, officials said Friday, in a race to contain a bird flu virus threatening to become the fourth major outbreak in the country since 2015.
#france #poultry #birdflu
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
'Panic' in Britain as Omicron crisis bites ahead of Christmas

Soaring Omicron cases left Britons scrambling Thursday to make alternative Christmas plans, faced with cancellations, long queues for vaccines and France shutting the border to UK visitors.
#britain #omicronvariant
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Guardiola Blasts Critics Who Claim It’s Unfair To Award Messi The Ballon D’or

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has expressed disappointment at critics who claim Lionel Messi should not have been awarded the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Lionel Messi was on Monday, November 29, handed his seventh Ballon D'or award by France football, the decision however, sparked controversies among football fans.
#lionelmessi #pepguardiola #ballondor
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Messi Wins Ballon D'or 2021 Award - Sports

PSG star player Lionel Messi has won the Men's Fifa Ballon D'or award. This award makes it the 7th time he is winning this.
Congratulations Messi.
#messi #ballondor #france
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Edouard Mendy Angry At Media For Using His Picture In Benjamin Mendy's Rape News

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has criticised media outlets for mistakenly using his image in stories about Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy. City and France full-back Benjamin Mendy has been charged with six counts of rape and one of sexual assault, and remains in custody. Photos of Edouard Mendy and his cousin, Real Madrid's Ferland Mendy, have been used to illustrate articles.
#benjaminmendy #rape #edouardmendy
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Buhari, Macron Meet At The Champs-élysées In Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari attends a working lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron today, at the Champs-Élysées Palace in Paris, France.
#buhari #macron #france
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Kheira Hamraoui: Aminata Diallo Arrested Over Attack On Teammate

PSG and France teammate Aminata Diallo is in police custody on allegations of attempting to physically injure Kheira Hamraoui to eliminate her in competition for places by having two masked men drag Hamraoui out of her car, punch and hit her legs.
#aminatadiallo #kheirahamraoui #psg #womenfootball
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Tears, dance as Benin welcomes back looted treasures from France

With drums, dancing and tears, Benin on Wednesday welcomed back nearly 30 royal treasures looted from the West African state during France's colonial rule more than 130 years ago.
#benin #treasure #france
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel admits faults in thesis plagiarism row

Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Wednesday admitted he should have acted "differently" after accusations he plagiarised swathes of his university thesis. Local outlet reporter.lu claimed the liberal leader - in power for eight years - lifted "three quarters" of his 1999 thesis at France's University of Nancy.
#luxembourg #universityofnancy #xavierbettel

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Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is reportedly being funded by the billionaire founder of eBay

Fighting one of the most powerful companies in the world can be expensive, but Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has the billionaire founder of eBay in her corner, according to a Wednesday Politico report.
#facebook #ebay #franceshaugen
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Killing of terrorist behind death of 4 US troops sheds light on France's quiet, intense fight in Africa

In August, a French counterterrorism operation in northern Mali killed the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS), avenging four US troops who were killed in Niger in 2017.
#terrorist #france #niger #us #greatersahara #mali
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Mali summons French ambassador over Macron comments

Mali's foreign ministry summoned France's ambassador to Bamako on Tuesday over comments by President Emmanuel Macron that it said were unfriendly and disagreeable.
#mali #bamako #emmanuelmacron
Emmanuel Ojukwu
2 yr. ago
Macron wants 'calming down' in Algeria relations

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he hoped that relations with Algeria could become pacified after a row over visas and critical comments by Paris towards Algiers.
#france #emmanuelmacron #algiers

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