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Olivier Duhamel: French incest allegations prompt victims to speak out

By Lucy WilliamsonBBC Paris correspondent image copyrightGetty Images image captionOlivier Duhamel has resigned as head of the National Foundation of Political Sciences, which oversees the prestigious Sciences Po university Tens of thousands of people have responded to a social media campaign in France designed to shed light on the problem of sexual abuse within families.

Australian Open 2021: ‘No special treatment’ for tennis players in Melbourne

Novak Djokovic – the men’s world number one – is quarantining with other top players in Adelaide, where they are allowed out of their hotel to practise Players living under strict quarantine rules after arriving for the Australian Open will get “no special treatment”, says Victorian premier Daniel Andrews. Seventy-two players are confined to their

How Gambia is grappling with gruesome past under Yahya Jammeh

image copyrightAFP image captionFatou Jallow gave evidence to the commission in 2019 about how she was sexually assaulted by President Yahya Jammeh In our series of letters from African journalists, Sierra Leonean-Gambian writer Ade Daramy reflects on the impact that testimony at Gambia’s truth commission is having. Gambians are being forced to re-evaluate their self-image

German chancellor race: The men vying for Merkel’s job

By Jenny HillBBC Berlin correspondent image copyrightEPA image captionFrom L-R: Friedrich Merz, Armin Laschet and Norbert Röttgen are rivals to run Mrs Merkel’s party Angela Merkel has long dominated European and international politics. But this autumn, after 16 years in office, the German chancellor will stand down, leaving her party with the difficult task of

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