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Francesco Fontemaggi

Francesco Fontemaggi

    US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran
    US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms...
    G20 finance doctors seek to define symptoms
    G20 finance doctors seek to define symptoms
    Group of Twenty (G20) ministers aim to hammer out common criteria for measuring global economic imbalances at a gathering on Friday and Saturday...
    Fierce fighting, bodies in the streets in Ndjamena
    Fierce fighting, bodies in the streets in Ndjamena
    Fierce fighting with tanks and helicopter strikes rocked the capital of Chad for a second day on Sunday as rebels surrounded President Idriss Déby...
    Ndjamena 'in the hands of rebels'
    Ndjamena 'in the hands of rebels'
    Rebels seized Chad's capital, Ndjamena, on Saturday after intense fighting with government forces, military and rebel sources said, as President...
    Rebels advance on Chadian capital
    Rebels advance on Chadian capital
    Fighting broke out between Chadian rebels and government forces just north of the capital on Saturday, both sides said, as France prepared to...
    Scattered plane parts and a solitary shoe
    Scattered plane parts and a solitary shoe
    Rescuers began the grisly task of removing bodies from the wreckage of a Kenyan Airways plane lying in swamps of south-west Cameroon on Monday...
    Déby heads for victory as rebels threaten new unrest
    Déby heads for victory as rebels threaten new unrest
    Idriss Déby Itno seemed assured on Thursday of re-election as Chad's president, but the expected victory has already been clouded by new threats...
    Observers: Sudan supports Chad rebels
    Observers: Sudan supports Chad rebels
    Chadian rebels who advanced on the capital in a fleet of brand-new Toyotas had clear support from Sudan, which wants to replace President Idriss...
    Rights groups cry foul as Ethiopia prepares for poll
    Rights groups cry foul as Ethiopia prepares for poll
    As Ethiopia prepares for weekend elections, its human rights record has come under increasing criticism from watchdogs who believe the poll has...
    DRC forces take back Bukavu
    DRC forces take back Bukavu
    Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) took back the eastern provincial capital of Bukavu without a fight on Wednesday, to the...
    Dissident troops gather in DRC
    Dissident troops gather in DRC
    Dissident troops who this week overran the east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) town of Bukavu were gathering at several sites in and around the...
    Kabila accuses Rwanda of backing rebels
    Kabila accuses Rwanda of backing rebels
    President Joseph Kabila accused neighbouring Rwanda of being behind the renegade soldiers who on Wednesday captured a provincial capital in the...