Germany’s hair salons set to open for business
05 May 2020 | 9:00 am
The coronavirus pandemic forced hair salons across Germany to shut their doors for six long weeks. Starting May 4, they can reopen under strict conditions — though it may mean fewer services and higher prices.
23 May 2020
Tanzania has lifted flight restrictions and quarantine for travellers from abroad in an effort to revive tourism. We’ll being you more on this from our regional correspondent. Also, a key suspect in the Rwandan Genocide was arrested in France and brought to a Paris court on Tuesday. Félicien Kabuga had been a fugitive for 25 years before being caught. Finally, Human Rights Watch has accused DR Congo of using excessive force against the separatist religious group Bundu dia Kongo. At least 55 people were killed in a crackdown in April but the rights organisation says the number is much higher.
30 May 2020
Working from home and closed restaurants have changed some people's cooking and eating habits — especially when it comes to meat. Could this have a lasting impact on food production and consumption?
10 Jun 2020
Many businesses in Africa have discovered new ways to bring goods and services to their clients during the COVID-19 lockdown. Both big and small entrepreneurs stand to benefit from online trade after the pandemic.
11 Jun 2020
Car sales platform Vroom has staged the second-best debut of a US listing this year, showing that announcements of the end of our automobile culture may be premature. The coronavirus is playing a role in the revival.
15 Jun 2020
Deborah Chukwuedo is a partner with ACCENDOLAW. She spoke with GuardianTV on Covid-19 disruption and employment contracts in this period of a pandemic.
23 Jun 2020
Starting July 1, Egypt will reopen select resorts and archaeological sites to foreign tourists. But, with a vaccine for the new coronavirus still far off, the country's crippled tourism sector faces a long road.
23 Jun 2020
Traffic is back on the streets of Riyadh, and restaurants and hair salons have reopened as Saudi Arabia lifts its coronavirus curfew. Saudi Arabia has been the hardest-hit Gulf state during the pandemic, with over 150,000 confirmed cases.
3 Jul 2020
Covid-19 continues to hit South Africa worse than any other country on the continent, with more than 111,000 coronavirus cases and 2,000 deaths. Hospitals remain understaffed and medical workers are among the worst affected. Our correspondents spoke to nurses protesting for more equipment. Meanwhile, Sudan has also been battling the virus and pharmacies are reporting shortages of basic medication. Finally, the French navy has been working with naval services in West Africa to clamp down on drug trafficking and piracy. Our correspondents gained access to one ship in Ivory Coast.
18 Jul 2020
South Africa's Covid-19 crisis shows no signs of abating as the number of infections surpasses 300,000. That makes the country the fifth worst affected globally and the worst in the region. We show you how hospitals are coping. Also, tensions continue in Mali with rallies calling for President Keita to resign. Our correspondent spoke to the Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cissé about police violence against protesters. Finally, an ancient Rwandan hairstyle is making a comeback as young artists rediscover the Amasunzu tradition.
26 Jul 2020
In this edition, South Africa has recorded record high deaths in the past 24 hours. The country has been in lockdown for over 100 days and business owners have had to adapt. We have a report on a delivery app that has helped struggling restaurants. Also, in Nigeria contact tracers are trying to safeguard the country's fragile public health system against a worsening of the pandemic. And what is a Spinosaurus? Our reporters in Morocco went to find out more about one of the most bizarre dinosaurs.
20 Jul 2020
UN chief Antonio Guterres has taken aim at rich countries for failing to help the developing world through the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic, he said, has revealed the "delusion that we live in a post-racist world."
25 Jul 2020
African countries are offering tourists from all over the world the chance to travel the continent and even go on safari by virtual means. But is this a satisfactory substitute for the real thing?
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"Let's Go Brandon" is the best-loved code insult for Joe Biden these days but would the Russians really go so far as to arrange military vehicles into shapes so that they spell out the insult in satellite photos? A satirical account on Twitter was at the origin of this fake news story. First off though, we take a look at confusion in Quebec over just how far-reaching new Covid-19 vaccine pass measures really are.
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As Antony Blinken responds in writing to Russia's demands for an overhaul of Eastern Europe's security architecture, in the same breath he urges American citizens in Ukraine to leave. This Wednesday's "Normandy Format" talks, including France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, serve as a reminder that Ukraine has already lost its territorial integrity – back in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea and supported the insurgency that's raged since in the southeast. So what is Moscow after this time?
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In tonight's edition: Mozambique, Madagascar and Malawi take stock of the fatalities and destruction caused by tropical storm Ana. In Cameroon, Mo Salah helps Egypt beat Ivory Coast in a penalty shootout at the Africa Cup of Nations. And in Garoua artisans hope the tournament will give a boost to their business. Our team reports.
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The US Federal Reserve is setting the stage to raise interest rates in March, to combat elevated inflation. It's also taking further steps to phase out its emergency support of the US economy. Nancy Vanden Houten, Lead US Economist at Oxford Economics, says America's central bank has limited tools to fight the surge in prices. Also in the show - workers at France's EDF go on strike, over government efforts to limit electricity bills.
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Climate change threatens to drown cities like Bangkok and Berlin. Their water drainage systems are not up to the task. New approaches are desperately needed. Green roofs or 'sponge city' water management models offer solutions.