The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Benin to Serbia

In our show “The New Normal”, which examines the consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English … Read more The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Benin to Serbia

Coronavirus Pandemic: Burundi expels WHO official ahead of the presidential election

On this edition, Burundi has expelled the WHO official in the country,accusing the organisation of interfering with the response to covid-19. This ahead of the presidential election, which will take place on May 20. Also, Benin is gearing up for local elections on Sunday. Candidates have had to adapt to campaigning while respecting social distancing … Read more Coronavirus Pandemic: Burundi expels WHO official ahead of the presidential election

Elections in Benin maintained despite Covid-19

#Coronavirus Local #elections in #Benin : “There is a public health #risk, but measures are being put in place, to ensure physical distancing, to ensure that masks will be worn. There will be no public campaigns.” says Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special representative for West Africa before adding : “One would have wished that elections … Read more Elections in Benin maintained despite Covid-19

Lesotho PM coalition collapses, Thabane to leave on May 22

In tonight’s edition: Lesotho’s PM is given an exit date of May 22 after murder allegations against him. In South Africa, there are fears the easing of lockdowns may be premature in parts of the country.And in benin schools reopen their doors. Social distancing measures and masks are a must but many worry precautions will be … Read more Lesotho PM coalition collapses, Thabane to leave on May 22

Covid-19: The pandemic heightens food insecurity in Benin

While residents of Benin haven’t been ordered to stay home like their neighbours in Nigeria, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced them to slow down nevertheless, putting many at risk of food insecurity. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Covid-19: The pandemic heightens food insecurity in Benin

World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

The World Food Programme (WFP) cautioned Thursday the world faces a catastrophic scenario of multiple famines if enough funds weren’t pledged to combat the ripple effect of COVID-19 on the world’s most fragile countries, already grappling with food insecurity. “What we’re facing now is a double pandemic of truly.. famines that could impact us at … Read more World Faces ‘Mega-Famines’ from Virus Impact on Fragile Countries: UN

West Africa: Meet the African-Americans returning to the continent

Last year, to mark four centuries since the start of slavery, Ghana launched a project to encourage people of African descent from around the world to visit their motherland. As a result, some 750,000 people heeded the call and travelled to the country in 2019. But some African-Americans have gone even further and have answered the call to settle … Read more West Africa: Meet the African-Americans returning to the continent

Would you buy this MADE IN RWANDA motorcycle? – VisualPolitik EN

Until the 2000s, Africa seemed completely doomed. But since the beginning of the new century, Africans have tripled their income. Countries like Ethiopia are growing at a 10% growth rate year after year. We are starting to see how African companies are expanding internationally. For example, Ethiopian airlines or M-PESA, a mobile phone payment platform. … Read more Would you buy this MADE IN RWANDA motorcycle? – VisualPolitik EN

Benin: Niger Continues to Rise – Residents Brace for Further Floods

Continuing floods in Benin have led to around 680,000 people requiring assistance since the emergency began in September – accounting for around 9% of the population of the small West African republic. Reports have come in from Nigeria of a further 50mm of rain in the 24 hours to 6am on 2nd November, Ghana has … Read more Benin: Niger Continues to Rise – Residents Brace for Further Floods