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Macron, Part Deux: France And The World React In 22 Front Pages

Newspapers in France and around the world are devoting their Monday front pages to Emmanuel Macron's reelection as French president.

Macron, Part Deux: France And The World React In 22 Front Pages

Emmanuel Macron won a second term as president of France, beating far-right leader Marine Le Pen by a wide 58.5-41.5% margin ... oui, mais.


Sunday's victory was less resounding than in 2017, when Macron (already head-to-head with Le Pen) became France's youngest ever elected president. His first term left France in a deeply fractured state, as many French international newspapers noted on Monday by highlighting the challenges ahead for Macron on their front pages:

FRANCE - Libération

Libération

FRANCE - Le Figaro

Le Figaro

FRANCE - Les Echos

Les Echos

FRANCE - Corse Matin

FRANCE - La Croix

La Croix

FRANCE - L'Humanité

L'Humanité

FRANCE - Sud Ouest

Sud Ouest

FRANCE - 20 Minutes

20 Minutes

FRANCE - L'Opinion

L'Opinion

FRANCE - Le Parisien

Le Parisien

FRANCE - Le Télégramme

Le Télégramme

UNITED KINGDOM - The Guardian

The Guardian

SPAIN - El Pais

El País

SWEDEN -Svenska Dagbladet

Svenska Dagbladet

POLAND - Gazeta Wyborcza

Gazeta Wyborcza

ISRAEL - Haaretz

Harretz

SAUDI ARABIA - Arab News

Arab News

ARGENTINA - Clarin

Clarín

CHILE - La Tercera

La Tercera

UNITED STATES - The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal

CANADA - National Post

National Post

CHINA - Global Times

Global Times

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DRC, Where Armed Groups Are Targeting Pregnant Women

In just three months, armed groups in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo killed nearly 500 civilians. The statistics fail to capture the full scale of the suffering, as limited health care access also claims the lives of pregnant women and infants.

A young woman, pregnant, laying on the ground

Esther Wabiwa, pregnant again after losing her newborn child — delivered while fleeing violence in her home village of Fataki in May 2021

Noella Nyrabihogo, GPJ Democratic Republic of Congo

ITURI — On a typical day, this village would wind down by 7 p.m.: the animals back in their stables, the men at a local pub huddled over a battery-powered radio, the women at home preparing dinner. But those predictable rhythms came to a halt one night in May 2021, as armed men descended on the village, setting fire to mud houses and murdering the people who lived in them.

Esther Wabiwa fled the region of Fataki, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that night, along with her husband and two young children. They stumbled through the bush for three days, spending their nights sleeping fitfully on wet leaves. Wabiwa, pregnant with her third child at the time, was gripped by contractions. The farther they walked, the stronger they grew.

“This isn’t the time,” her husband said, anxious and overwhelmed. “Can’t he wait a bit longer?”

He couldn’t. “His head was already between my thighs,” says Wabiwa, 29. The baby was born in the middle of the night, delivered on bare, wet ground. “I cut the umbilical cord with my own teeth,” she says. “I didn’t have anything else on me.” Then, fearing that rest would cost them their lives, the family walked for another three days.

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