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Samir Tounsi

Samir Tounsi

Samir Tounsi began at AFP in the Madrid bureau in 1997 before joining the sports desk in Paris in 2000. He then worked at the social affairs service in Reims, and moved to the political service in 2007 where he covered the French National Assembly and the 2012 presidential election. After a stint at the Paris reporting bureau, he worked at AFPTV for one year followed by the economic service, the African desk and the web and mobile service. He was named special correspondent in Libreville in 2016.
DRC presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result
DRC presidential runner-up asks court to cancel result
The runner-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu, has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the...
A Tshisekedi finally at DRC’s helm
A Tshisekedi finally at DRC’s helm
Felix ­Tshisekedi, the son of a veteran opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has taken the prize that eluded his late...
DRC's Tshisekedi: Son, heir and president-elect
DRC's Tshisekedi: Son, heir and president-elect
The son of DRC's veteran opposition leader, Felix Tshisekedi has taken the prize that eluded his late father — the presidency.
Hopes rise that DRC's elections are in home stretch
Hopes rise that DRC's elections are in home stretch
Hopes rose on Wednesday that the Democratic Republic of Congo's election saga may have turned a corner after opposition leaders reached out to...
DRC: State says it cut internet to avoid 'uprising' after vote
DRC: State says it cut internet to avoid 'uprising' after vote
The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday it had cut the country's internet services to avert a "popular...
Volatile DRC braces for troubled election
Volatile DRC braces for troubled election
One of the world's powder-keg countries faces a crunch test on Sunday when Democratic Republic of the Congo heads into elections marred by delays,...
DRC to vote in end-of-an-era poll
DRC to vote in end-of-an-era poll
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) goes to the polls this week in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years of conflict-ridden...
Campaigning for critical election opens in crisis-wracked DRC
Campaigning for critical election opens in crisis-wracked DRC
After two years of setbacks, broken promises and delays, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday effectively opened the starting gates...
Ebola fear empties DRC village schools
Ebola fear empties DRC village schools
In the village of Mangina, where dozens have died of Ebola at the epicentre of the Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak, children...
DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for vote: spokesperson
DRC's Kabila backs ex-interior minister for vote: spokesperson
DRC President Joseph Kabila, ending months of speculation, has chosen former interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary to be his successor in...
DRC’s carbon bomb is ticking
DRC’s carbon bomb is ticking
Gruelling talks are unfolding in Bonn for implementing the United Nation’s Paris Agreement on climate change, but thousands of kilometres away,...
Hosts Gabon crash out of Afcon as Burkina Faso top group
Hosts Gabon crash out of Afcon as Burkina Faso top group
There was agony for Gabon on Sunday as the Africa Cup of Nations hosts were condemned to a group-stage exit following a goalless draw with...