• President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Xanderleigh Dookey Makhaza/Eyewitness News

    Ramaphosa listed as target for phone surveillance - report

    New evidence uncovered by The Pegasus Project has revealed that the phone numbers for 14 heads of state, including Ramaphosa, French President Emmanuel Macron, Pakistan’s Imran Khan, were selected as people of interest by clients of spyware company the NSO Group.

  • FILE: French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he takes part in the Act-A video conference meeting with the African Union board at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on 3 March 2021. Picture: Yoan Valat/AFP

    Man who slapped Macron risks jail at court hearing

    The man, named as Damien T., has been in custody since the incident on Tuesday and is expected to be convicted of assaulting a public figure when he appears before a magistrate in the southern town of Valence.

  • FILE: French President Emmanuel Macron reacts as he takes part in the Act-A video conference meeting with the African Union board at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on 3 March 2021. Picture: Yoan Valat/AFP

    Macron cancels debt to help 'inspirational' Sudan

    The French leader made clear the biggest priority for making progress would be to rid Sudan of its 'burden' of debt, which amounts in total to some $60 billion, adding that he hoped other creditors would follow suit.

  • Chadian soldiers carry the coffin of the late Chadian president Idriss Deby during the state funeral in N'Djamena on 23 April 2021. Picture: Christophe Petit Tesson/AFP

    Chad bids farewell to Deby as France and allies back his son

    Idriss Deby's coffin, draped in the national flag and surrounded by elite troops, was driven on the back of a pickup truck to the Place de la Nation square for ceremonies attended by foreign leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron (L) jointly holds a document along side historian Vincent Duclert, who heads the Rwandan commission at the Salle des Fete at the Elysee Palace in Paris on 26 March 2021. Picture: Ludovic Marin/AFP

    France opens archives on Rwanda genocide

    The archives concern the work of former president Francois Mitterrand and his prime minister Edouard Balladur between 1990 and 1904 when the genocide began, according to a statement issued in France's official journal which publishes government decrees.

  • This picture shows a screen displaying French President Emmanuel Macron as he addresses the nation during a televised interview from the Elysee Palace concerning the situation of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in France, in Paris on 14 October 2020. Picture: AFP

    Macron announces school closures and defends strategy

    In an address to the nation, he tightened restrictions significantly on Wednesday, ordering schools shut down, travel restrictions across France, and the closure of non-essential shops around the country.

  • French President Emmanuel Macron (L) jointly holds a document along side historian Vincent Duclert, who heads the Rwandan commission at the Salle des Fete at the Elysee Palace in Paris on 26 March 2021. Picture: Ludovic Marin/AFP

    'Blind' France bears responsibility in Rwanda genocide, report says

    A historical commission set up by President Emmanuel Macron concluded there had been a 'failure' on the part of France under former leader Francois Mitterrand over the genocide that saw around 800,000 people slaughtered, mainly from the ethnic Tutsi minority.