Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage tenth protest
France's "yellow vests" took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, defying attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.
Scepticism in France as Macron launches 'great national debate'
French President Emmanuel Macron faced a battle Monday to convince the sceptical French of his latest move to quell "yellow vest" anger as he kickstarted a two-month national debate on his policies.
France's 'yellow vest' protestors back on the streets
France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway…
Foreign interventions in Nigeria’s culture scene
For the third consecutive day, the number of artistes who converged on the Korean Cultural Centre in Abuja was intimidating. They had come for K-Pop dance workshop, a new performative idiom in Abuja. The genre has become a global phenomenon that Korean cultural centres around the world host courses on it. This afternoon, it was…
French prosecutors probe Macron ex-bodyguard over passports
Paris prosecutors on Saturday opened an investigation into illegal use of diplomatic passports by President Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former bodyguard in another potential scandal for the French leader.
Macron calls for order after 'yellow vest' attack on police
French President Emmanuel Macron called for "order" on Sunday after a sixth weekend of "yellow vest" anti-government protests marked by dwindling participation and a violent attack on police in Paris.
Macron's ratings fall further after month of protests
A month of "yellow vest" protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday...
Macron hikes minimum wage to appease 'yellow vest' protesters
French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday a 100-euro ($113) per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to "yellow vest" protesters who have roiled the country. The minimum wage was set at 1,498 euros per month pre-tax in 2018 and 1,185 euros after tax. Macron also rolled back…
'Moment of truth' for Macron as protests hit French economy
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to offer fresh concessions Monday to try to end the "yellow vest" protests that have rocked the country and taken a heavy toll on the economy.