British winemaker in France, fearing no-deal Brexit, targets new markets
06 October 2019 | 7:52 am
Winemaker Andy Cook has long exported medium-bodied Cotes de Roussillon reds and grenache-blended whites to his native Britain, but faced with the risk of a no-deal Brexit he has now lined up two new markets - Russia and China.
20 Jan 2021
Lawyers for Bobi Wine, the Ugandan opposition leader who has been trapped at home surrounded by troops ever since he lost his election bid last week, file a court petition to try to bring his house arrest to an end. We speak to the Ugandan deputy ambassador to France about Wine's claims that the vote was rigged.
23 Jan 2021
Ugandan singer turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and who came a distant second behind President Yoweri Museveni in recent elections, tells Ugandans that he "rejects" the results of the election, saying that it "has been the most fraudulent election in the history of Uganda."
25 Jan 2021
Bobi Wine's house arrest has been deemed unlawful by a Ugandan judge. It remains to be seen whether the military will oblige by the court order.
28 Jan 2021
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine addresses supporters after soldiers stood down their positions around his residence, a day after a court ordered an end to the confinement of the presidential runner-up.
3 Feb 2021
The legal team for Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has filed a Supreme Court lawsuit, asking it to declare President Yoweri Museveni's re-election rigged.
11 Feb 2021
Wine farms in South Africa's Western Cape are struggling to survive after successive coronavirus-related alcohol bans have bruised the industry. The sector has now lost more than eight billion rand ($530 million / 440 million euros) in direct sales, threatening the livelihoods of 27,000 people and the country is awash with more than 300 million litres (79 million gallons) of surplus wine at a time when workers are already in the fields to pick the current harvest.
3 Mar 2021
Offering a fresh, distinctive flavour and strong South African identity, wines produced in the vineyards of the Hemel en Aarde valley are proving popular with wine lovers near and far, despite restrictions on the sale of alcohol in South Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic.
16 Mar 2021
Security forces reportedly surrounded the opposition leader's house after taking him there. Wine had called for protests against the crackdown on his supporters.
16 May 2021
In this interview with "The 77 Percent", musician-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine explains why the African youth are the drivers of political change and his hope for the future.
7 Aug 2021
Following the devastating floods in western Germany, many winery owners in the Ahr Valley are facing financial disaster. Now special wine bottles soiled with mud are being sold to stave off ruin.
16 Sep 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24 from South Africa, Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine said he was "definitely the elected president of Uganda". Wine, who unsuccessfully ran for the country's top job in January, accused President Yoweri Museveni of "mass murder" and called on the Ugandan people to "liberate themselves" from a "dictatorship". Comparing Museveni to ousted dictators Robert Mugabe, Omar al-Bashir and Muammar Gaddafi, Wine predicted it was "just a matter of time" before the president "ends up in the dustbin of history".
27 Sep 2021
Karim Benzema is "like a good wine, he gets better with time," says his Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, adding that he believes the French international striker deserves to be included in the list for the Ballon d'Or.
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The European Commission has recommended EU member candidate status for Ukraine and Moldova, but said Georgia still falls short. In Tbilisi, tens of thousands came out to defend their dream of a future in Europe.
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Rescue teams continue searching for survivors after Wednesday's deadly earthquake which killed at least 1,000 people. Afghanistan's leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, warned that the number of casualties could rise.
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Colombians have elected a new president. Gustavo Petro, 62, is set to become the first leftist in the country's top job. The former rebel of the now defunct M-19 movement beat millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in Sunday's election. Petro will take the oath of office in August, replacing the deeply unpopular Ivan Duque. For analysis, we speak to Gerard Martin, a political sociologist based in Medellin, Colombia.
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With young Indigenous people leaving the Amazon in search of jobs the rainforest is losing one of its best lines of defense. Could ensuring they have economic opportunities at home help protect biodiversity?
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The entertainer had molested a 16-year-old in 1975 at the Playboy Mansion, according to a Los Angeles County jury. The victim, who is now 64, was awarded financial compensation.
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Texas official Steven McCraw said that officers searched for a key that was not needed and waited an hour outside classrooms. Relatives of schoolchildren and staff are angry over how police responded to the shooting.