Trash collectors in Addis Ababa cash in on city’s plastic waste
24 July 2022 | 5:08 pm
It is a common sight in Addis Ababa these days to see men, women and even children moving around the city with huge bags of plastic waste. Their hauls mostly contain plastic bottles, but any plastic waste they come across will fetch cash according to its weight.
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People are still talking about Ghana's unique bus shelter made of plastic waste. It has been billed as a novel and sustainable way to put discarded plastic to use and fight pollution.
22 Apr 2022
The Negresco is a legend in the world of luxury hotels. Located on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, just opposite the Mediterranean, it's emblematic of the French Riviera city. The hotel is not owned by a tourism or hotel group, making it one of the few totally independent luxury hotels in France. From the ground floor all the way up to the top, works of art are everywhere: Eiffel stained glass, a Baccarat chandelier and an official portrait of Louis XIV. We bring you a behind-the-scenes look at this jewel of the Belle Époque.
25 Apr 2022
The textile industry is the backbone of Pakistan's economy, accounting for 8.5 percent of its GDP. But it's also a source of major pollution, with untreated waste flowing into the groundwater and factories relying heavily on coal. Our correspondents report on the industry's impact in Faisalabad, Pakistan's main textile hub, where clothes are produced for the biggest fast fashion brands.
30 Apr 2022
Mexico City's 100-year-old beloved palm tree is removed after plague infection
26 Apr 2022
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his team, who face Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first-leg on Tuesday, needs to put aside the different European pedigrees of the two clubs and draw on their collective strength.
8 May 2022
Twenty years after “The Wire” saw David Simon’s gritty writing transposed to the screen, Yena Lee tells us why “We Own The City” provides a complex and compelling sequel to the crime drama. We discuss “Gaslit”, a new adaptation of the Watergate scandal, which sees Julia Roberts and Sean Penn playing the power couple at the centre of this political firestorm. Elisabeth Moss sparkles as the protagonist of a new fantasy time-travel series “Shining Girls”, and we wave an affectionate goodbye to “Grace and Frankie” as the 7th season marks the end of the onscreen partnership.
11 May 2022
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola remained tight-lipped about the potential signing of Erling Haaland on Tuesday (May 10), saying he had been instructed not to talk until the deal is done. Norwegian striker Haaland, 21, is one of the hottest prospects when the transfer window opens having scored 85 goals in 88 games for Dortmund since his debut in January 2020.
23 May 2022
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp congratulates Manchester City after they pipped his side to the Premier League title.
30 May 2022
Throughout history, Venetians have learned to live with high tides, known as acqua alta. But now, climate change is taking its toll on the ancient city, with flooding increasing in both frequency and intensity. Massive barriers, which temporarily separate the Venetian lagoon from the sea, have been designed to fend off the water. But they have also raised a difficult question: should Venice save itself or the lagoon’s fragile ecosystem?
12 Jun 2022
For more than nine months, Afghan girls over the age of 11 have been prohibited from going to high school. The Taliban have not reneged on the ban they imposed on taking power last August, despite their initial promise to do so. In the western city of Herat, FRANCE 24's reporters followed one teacher who hopes that her former students will be able to continue their education. They also met a teacher who is defying the ban by giving clandestine lessons. Meanwhile, some fathers are trying to convince the authorities to reopen girls' schools for their daughters.
25 Jun 2022
Germany's financial capital, Frankfurt, climbed 32 places to seventh position, while Hamburg and Düsseldorf came in at 16 and 22, according to an annual index in British weekly The Economist.
7 Jul 2022
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power on Wednesday, gravely wounded by the resignation of ministers who said he was not fit to govern and with a growing number of lawmakers calling for him to go.
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Following the mass shooting in California's Monterey Park, users on social media falsely claimed that many people were injured during an attack in New York on January 22. The picture used in the post is actually from a 2017 failed suicide bomb attack. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.