FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘A slap in the face:’ Are the Olympics racist? • FRANCE 24 English” – below is their description.
IN THE PRESS – Monday, 05.07.2021: We take a look at the withdrawal of #UStroops from #Afghanistan. We also discuss how the press is covering the debate over making #Covid-19 vaccines mandatory. We then see how some papers feel the #Olympics can be racist toward Black athletes. Finally, we look at the outrage over female Ukrainian soldiers having to march in high heels.
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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.