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.
18 Apr 2020
This week we're bringing you a special edition of Inside the Americas from the United States to show how the country is dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. We go to Baltimore to see why African Americans are disproportionately affected by Covid-19. We then head to the epicentre of the US outbreak, New York City. Finally, in Los Angeles, we’ll show you what money can buy during a pandemic.
18 Apr 2020
Another 5.2 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, as the economic toll of the coronavirus spreads. Some 22 million people have lost their jobs in the last month alone - that's roughly the equivalent of all the jobs added since the financial crisis a decade ago. Also in the show: online retail giant Amazon has shut its six warehouses in France indefinitely, after a court order raised concerns about working conditions amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Similar fears over the health of online retail workers have recently been voiced in other countries such as the US.
29 Apr 2020
In France, schools are set to open progressively from May 11. President Emmanuel Macron said he feared that while they remained closed, there would be more and more inequality between students. Homeschooling is a challenge for most, but the problems are amplified for families in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. They have less access to technology and the parents sometimes do not speak fluent French themselves. Yena Lee and Hanane Saïdani went to one of France's poorest regions, Seine-Saint-Denis, to see how families and educators are adapting.
18 Aug 2020
Unemployment, Drug Abuse among factors inhibiting youth
11 Sep 2020
An upcoming artiste has dropped a single titled 'I Cannot Breathe' to add to the voices who have rejected discrimination, segregation and inequality against the black race and killings of citizens in Nigeria.
17 Sep 2020
The UK's unemployment rate has risen, despite a government support scheme to protect the workforce. Unions have warned of a 'tsunami' of job cuts in the coming months, as the furlough programme comes to an end.
24 Sep 2020
They make up just one percent of the world's population but produce more pollution than the poorest 50 percent. The rich are racing through Earth's finite carbon budget, which scientists warn could run out within a decade. That’s the conclusion of a new report from Oxfam. Armelle Le Comte, climate and energy advocacy manager at the NGO, tells us systematic change is urgently required as the amount of emissions produced globally has doubled in 25 years.
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25 Sep 2020
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19 Oct 2020
1 Nov 2020
German unemployment has fallen as the country appeared to bounce back from the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic. However, a second partial lockdown looks set to darken the economic outlook.
22 Dec 2020
Some 885,000 Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week – the highest level since early September. The surge in coronavirus cases across the country means that many businesses are forced to lay off workers. Meanwhile, lawmakers appear to be closing in on another round of stimulus and relief funds, while hoping to head off the looming possibility of a government shutdown.
16 Jan 2021
The number of Americans claiming unemployment benefits rose to its highest level since March, as the pandemic continues to shutter businesses across the country. In this show, we look ahead to President-elect Joe Biden's plans to protect households and boost the economy...plus French carmaker Renault's plans to pare back production and go electric.
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The International Olympic Committee are making plans to reintegrate Russia and Belarussian athletes. Polish sports minister Kamil Bortniczuk has claimed that up to 40 countries could boycott the 2024 Olympics in protest.
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The European Union is set to introduce new rules that would enable governments in the bloc to support their green industries. New laws in the USA and China are forcing the EU to adapt. France and Germany applaud the move.