Zimbabwe: Fuel price hike sparks protests amid economic crisis
16 January 2019 | 8:00 am
Zimbabweans continue to express their anger at new government austerity measures which aim to boost the country's struggling economy. But a solution may be a long way off.
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Should they fail with a court challenge to secure their continuous stay in South Africa, thousands of Zimbabwean nationals could be forced to leave the country. Many don't want to return home and start all over again.
In mainland Europe's westernmost country, water is becoming scarce. Still, Portuguese politicians continue to focus on economic activities that consume particularly large amounts of water, activists say.
Following the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, analysts are asking whether Turkey sticks to the unorthodox low interest rate policy he has supported. The crisis-ridden market may be heading for a turnaround.
Less than a week after the Wagner Group's attempted coup, uncertainty reigns in Russia. Opponents of Vladimir Putin are considering other threats to his leadership, including the economy. The oil price is a major hitch.
Economists set a gloomier outlook for the coming months, as official data showed Germany's GDP stayed flat in the three-month period between April and June.
A new study has shown that Germans still find tackling climate change important, but the data also revealed discrepancies over what people are actually willing to do about it.
Germany's economy is in decline. Now the main opposition party, the center-right CDU, has presented an emergency program to combat the recession, stepping up pressure on Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
After five days of consecutive losses, the Russian ruble has crashed below a psychologically important mark of 100 rubles for $1 US. What's causing the slide?
The German economy emerges from recession, but is still in a phase of weakness. From April to June, it recorded zero growth compared to the previous quarter.
Europe's largest economy has flatlined recently, showing no signs of recovery from a winter recession. The International Monetary Fund has predicted Germany will be the only major advanced economy to shrink in 2023.
As a group of senior Gabonese military officers announce they have seized power and placed President Ali Bongo under house arrest, we take a closer look at Gabon's economic situation. The Central African nation is the fourth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa, but a third of its population lives below the poverty line. One particular source of frustration lies in the high levels of corruption: the country ranks 136th in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index.
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Talking Europe hosts Pascal Canfin, the chair of the environment committee at the European Parliament. He is a former French government minister and a former director of the French branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We take a look at what is coming out of the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, and at the state of the EU's green transition.
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The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among industrialised countries. Our reporters head to Louisiana where Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth complications than White women. Also #MeToo finally reaches Taiwan where a growing number of women have been speaking out about their experiences working with sexual predators.
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As fighting resumes between Israel and Hamas after a one-week truce, FRANCE 24 speaks to Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). He said he was "deeply concerned" at the looming prospect of Israel's offensive moving to the south of the Gaza Strip.
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Impala Platinum has halted operations at its Rustenberg complex in South Africa after 11 workers were killed and 75 injured.
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The EU is "very concerned" that Niger's military leaders revoked an EU-backed law criminalizing migration. But residents of Niger's ancient crossroad town of Agadez are overjoyed about the move.
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