Waiting for take-off in West Africa

Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC’s Umaru Fofana found out, because of the region’s poor air connections, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or Belgium, although that could take a day, or even three. I recently had to […]

Trump son-in-law wanted ‘secret communications line’ to Moscow, says media

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications line with the Kremlin, the Washington Post reported Friday evening. Kushner, then and now a close adviser to Trump, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to […]

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Could Brazil’s protests topple Temer?

Troops were deployed to protect Brazilian government buildings in the capital Brasilia on Wednesday after protesters demanding the removal of President Michel Temer fought  riot police. RFI takes a look at the political situation of the country. What are the reasons for the protests? The protesters want President Michel Temer, who was placed under investigation […]