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Video: Gambians reflect on first year of democracy

3 days 20 hours ago
One year ago, former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh waved to his supporters for the last time on the tarmac of Banjul airport before fleeing to Equatorial Guinea, where he still lives in exile. A few weeks earlier, Adama Barrow had surprised everyone by winning the country’s presidential election. Barrow promised democracy and development to Gambians who were yearning for change. How do they feel today, one year on? FRANCE 24’s Sarah Sakho reports.

Exclusive: On the frontline with Shiite militias in Iraq

3 days 22 hours ago
In December 2017, the Iraqi government announced with great fanfare the "official end of the war against the Islamic State group". The announcement marked the end of three years of fierce fighting. Among those battling the jihadists on the frontline were thousands of Shiite fighters. They agreed to speak to our reporters on the ground for this exclusive report.

Chief Palestinian negotiator: 'Trump is burying two-state solution'

4 days 2 hours ago
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat slammed US President Donald Trump's recent decisions on Middle East policy, saying they "bury" the two-state solution and "destroy" the beliefs of those Palestinians "who believe in negotiations". Erekat also called this Israeli government "the most extremist since 1948".
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