War in Ukraine: Authorities face colossal challenge of reconstruction

Although fierce fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, people in the Kyiv region are already starting to rebuild, two and a half months after the withdrawal of Russian troops. The Ukrainian government estimates the cost of damage at more than $100 billion nationwide. Kyiv is looking for massive investment and aid from international allies, but also … Read more

New Eye Drops Improve Aging Vision Without Glasses. Here’s How They Work

When people get into their 40s and beyond, their close-up vision starts to worsen. For many people, cranking up the font size on a phone or maxing out the brightness on a computer is the only way to be able to read some text. This condition is known as presbyopia, and it affects around 128 … Read more

New Eye Drops Improve Aging Vision Without Glasses. Here’s How They Work

When people get into their 40s and beyond, their close-up vision starts to worsen. For many people, cranking up the font size on a phone or maxing out the brightness on a computer is the only way to be able to read some text. This condition is known as presbyopia, and it affects around 128 … Read more

Rape as a weapon of war: France’s shameful legacy in Algeria

Sixty years ago, Algeria won its independence after a brutal war with France. There is plenty of documentation on the 1954-1962 Algerian War, but one topic remains extremely taboo: the systemic rape of Algerian women by French soldiers during the conflict. Survivors have yet to see justice, and time is running out. FRANCE 24’s Florence … Read more

Bosnian War: Looking back at the long siege of Sarajevo, 30 years on

Thirty years have passed since the siege of Sarajevo began in April 1992. The anniversary of this key moment in the Bosnian War comes as the world sees many tragic comparisons with current events in Ukraine. Sarajevo was under siege from Serbian forces for almost four years, the longest blockade of any capital city in … Read more

Three weeks of war in Ukraine: Residents face up to shock of Russian invasion

Three weeks ago at dawn, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the start of a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Since then, Ukrainian forces have fought back against the full-scale invasion. Some 3 million people have already fled the country, and the UN estimates that 2 million more are internally displaced. FRANCE 24’s Rob Parsons, Clovis … Read more