EU-Canada free trade deal threatened by French-speaking Belgian region

EU-Canada free trade deal threatened by French-speaking Belgian region

Pressure has mounted on the Belgian government to save a landmark EU-Canada free trade agreement after the small French-speaking region of Wallonia essentially torpedoed the deal by voting to reject it. Supporters of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) say the deal will boost theEuropean Union economy by €12 billion ($13.4 billion) a year […]

AFP, RFI reporter threatened over Burundi crisis coverage

AFP, RFI reporter threatened over Burundi crisis coverage

The Burundi correspondent of Agence France-Presse and Radio France Internationale, who was tortured last year by security forces, received threats on social media Tuesday. The threats were made after he was accused by authorities of “promoting crime and violence” with his coverage of the country’s crisis. Esdras Ndikumana, winner of France’s diplomatic press prize in […]