Ghosts from the past: Racial tensions in South Africa after murder on a farm
26 October 2020 | 10:49 am
Three decades after the fall of apartheid, the murder of a white farm manager has laid bare racial frictions that persist in a South Africa weighed down by the triple challenges of rampant crime, unemployment and inequality.
26 May 2022
19 May 2021
This week, Talking Europe is taking a closer look at how the EU hopes to bounce back from the pandemic and create jobs, this after a year of economic stasis with businesses closed, workers furloughed and job prospects curtailed. Last weekend's Social Summit in Porto outlined how the EU hopes to increase employment levels to 78 percent, reduce the number of people living in poverty by 15 million and propose training schemes for 60 percent of the European workforce, all by 2030.
25 Oct 2021
Afghanistan's Taliban government launched a programme to tackle hunger on Sunday, offering thousands of people wheat in exchange for labour.
15 May 2022
Inflation is at its highest level in decades in many parts of the world. In the US, consumer prices were 8.3 percent higher in April than a year earlier. In the eurozone, they rose by around 7.5 percent. Energy prices have been driving the surge, with Russia's war in Ukraine further fuelling the trend. But higher inflation tends to have a bigger impact on low-income households. Xavier Jaravel from the London School of Economics discusses this and more with FRANCE 24's Kate Moody.
26 May 2022
Poland has long been the poster boy among EU economies, but behind its remarkable growth story is a widening inequality gap. This may help explain why Poles vote for parties that promise redistribution.
3 Jun 2022
Like the poverty threshold, France's Inequality Observatory has published a report defining who is considered financially wealthy in the country. But first, we see how Saudi Arabia could step in to boost global oil production. Also, we take a look at Sheryl Sandberg's legacy following her decision to step down from her role as COO of Facebook's parent company Meta. Finally, we discuss the economic impact of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
2 Jul 2022
Ethopian entrepreneur Kidist Tesfaye challenges pollution by producing ecofriendly bags out of paper and fabrics.
27 Nov 2022
A group of women have set up a collective to help female creatives thrive and expose wrongdoing in the male-dominated film industry. But being associated with the pro-gender equality group comes at a price.
Food companies making big profits as inflation has surged should face windfall taxes to help cut global inequality, anti-poverty group Oxfam said on Monday as the World Economic Forum's annual meeting gets underway.
Nigeria’s unemployment rate to hit 37% in 2023 – NESG, Gambia’s Vice President, Badara Joof, is dead
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You won't see Elon Musk in Davos this year. He says it’s boring on Twitter, which he now owns, and which is still bleeding money. The same big losses are being seen at his electric car maker Tesla. But it would take a lot more for the billionaire to go broke. The truth is that in today's world, tech titans seem unbreakable, even when the likes of Musk face a lawsuit for allegedly manipulating Tesla's share price.
Youth unemployment in China hit nearly 20% last year as lockdowns took their toll. Many young people are rejecting a return to the daily grind, while those seeking security in the public sector have hit a dead end.
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer and Lindsey Hill, who accused him of sexual assault, have settled their lawsuit outside of court. Hill accused Bauer of two instances of sexual assault, with the district attorney's office refusing to press criminal charges. Despite Bauer not being found guilty of the crime, MLB suspended him for 324 games and was later released by the Dodgers.
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Armenia's parliament votes to join the International Criminal Court in a move that Russia had already said would be an unfriendly step. Meanwhile, there are "surreal" scenes in the abandoned enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Nigeria's major labor unions agreed to suspend a planned nationwide strike after talks with the government. DW looks at what led up to the planned action and how the situation could play out for workers and their unions.
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Sam Bankman-Fried, also known by the initials SBF, has tumbled from crypto king to courtroom defendant. The trial of the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange is due to start on Tuesday 3 October. The fraud charges against him - which he denies - stem from the November 2022 collapse of his now-bankrupt business.