Inside the future factory
12 January 2019 | 12:51 pm
Over the past 40 years, the fishing village of Shenzhen has been reborn as a futuristic metropolis bursting with factories.
20 Mar 2017
It's crunch-time for vast swathes of China's industrial landscape, as rising costs and the threat of American tariffs hurt business. Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie looks at the factory bosses looking further afield for salvation.
5 May 2017
Japanese companies interested in opening factories in Nigeria.
24 Oct 2017
SON seals 4 steel factories over substandard products.
8 Mar 2020
Some French manufacturers of anti-viral alcohol hand gel are working twice as hard and hiring temporary workers in the face of the explosion in demand due to coronavirus fears.
13 Mar 2020
Nigerian lawmakers set to investigate 'baby factories'
29 Mar 2020
Trade unions in Italy have been pressing the government to revise a list of industries allowed to remain open despite COVID-19 amid mounting concerns over workers' health and safety.
1 May 2020
A number of Mexican firms producing goods for the US market are ignoring coronavirus lockdown rules. This puts their workforces in grave danger of contracting COVID-19.
18 Nov 2021
A fact-checking media in Mali has identified false claims of child harvesting in Nigeria – so-called "baby factories". The claim that the images in question are recent is bogus, but a real phenomenon of child harvesting does exist in Nigeria. Also, a Canadian media dramatically claimed that the wife of Pfizer's CEO died due to the Covid-19 vaccine. In fact, she is alive and well.
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We look at reactions to the nomination of Elisabeth Borne, France's first female prime minister in 30 years. How politically strategic is Emmanuel Macron's choice? Also, British footballer Jake Daniels comes out as a gay in a historic moment and is lauded by the British press. Finally, after manterrupting and mansplaining, beware of "hepeating" – when men get credit for women's ideas!
6 hours ago
An annual surf competition was held at the weekend on Liberia's coast, in a fishing town that is gaining worldwide recognition for the quality of its waves.
8 hours ago
The fast food giant said it was leaving because of the "unpredictable operating environment" and "humanitarian" reasons. McDonald's was quick to set up shop in the Soviet Union in the waning embers of the Cold War.
8 hours ago
Australia is counting down to its next federal election on May 21. The environmental crisis is high on voters' minds and smaller parties and independents are gaining momentum by riding a wave of disillusionment over the conservative coalition's lack of climate action. With a hung parliament looking likely, these minor players could force the traditional parties to do more to tackle global warming. Climate change is an increasingly hot-button issue since the country's devastating bushfires of 2019-20. Our correspondents Richelle Harrison Plesse and Gregory Plesse report.
10 hours ago
Brooklyn-based duo Bottler (aka producers Pat Butler and Phil Shore) have created a unique soundscape blending a myriad of styles including pop, indie rock, trip-hop and club music. In 2020, they released a double bill of EPs, "Clementine" and "Grow". Now the childhood friends are back with their debut album "Journey Work", in which they’re on a mission to explore and express the full spectrum of human experience. They joined us on Encore! to tell us more.
10 hours ago
Israel's police chief has ordered a probe into the actions of officers at the funeral of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Germany's top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, said she was "deeply shocked" by the events.