The future of dining out
By Abiodun Ogundairo
20 September 2020 | 4:01 pm
After an economically crippling Covid-19 lockdown, Parisians are now flocking to their favourite bars and restaurants once again. But with the virus still circulating widely and colder weather just around the corner, do restaurateurs have any cause for optimism? We speak with celebrated Paris-based chef and restaurant owner Edward Delling-Williams.
29 Nov 2020
In Rwanda, 60% of the population have a mobile phone - but only 22% have electricity. Mobile kiosks now offer not only solar power but also internet access, even in the most remote corners of the country.
14 Jan 2021
Growing your own food may not make you think of a laboratory where animal cells are transformed into cultured meat, but that is exactly what is now being served up, albeit to an elite few. Last month, Singapore granted approval to an American startup to sell the fruit of its laboratories in restaurants in the city-state. It's a new option for people who are not interested in vegetarianism. Jenny Kleeman, a journalist and the author of a book on how technology is impacting our lives, shares her perspective on it all. Her book is entitled "Sex Robots & Vegan Meat".
22 Mar 2021
Samuel Strouk is a vagabond composer and instrumentalist. Classically trained, he is constantly forging new horizons and creating new musical landscapes. He has just released a new album called “Nouveaux Mondes” (New Worlds) where he blends the rigour of classical music with the wild improvisation of jazz. Strouk speaks to FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot about his new opus, as well his new musical streaming service, Music iN, which aims to put artists first. We also take a look at new releases by tUnE-yArDs, Xiu Xiu and First Aid Kit.
1 Apr 2021
The future is female – that's the rallying cry. But as part of Women's History Month, we're looking to the past, with two female writers who have created some remarkable female characters in their delightful historical novels that are coming out in French published by Editions Belfond.
4 Apr 2021
Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri, directors of the film 'Eyimofe' (This Is My Desire) talk about the making and execution of the film. They also spoke about their plans for the future.
5 Apr 2021
From vertical take-off and landing to hydrogen planes, we take a look at smart and clean mobility solutions. Most vehicles developed today follow requirements in terms of carbon footprint, noise and visual pollution. But beyond the vehicles themselves, entire transportation networks need to be rethought. In this edition, we speak to Edward Arkwright, the deputy CEO of Groupe ADP.
20 Jun 2021
Hop onto your bike and ride along a pop-up cycle path. These new yellow-marked bike lanes have gotten things moving in Berlin. Hastily set up during the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic, to give cyclists more space and safety.
19 Jun 2021
Post-conflict peacebuilding is an international, multi-million euro industry that often relies on top-down initiatives. But what if the most effective methods of fostering peace happened predominantly at the local, community level? We speak to former #humanitarian #aid #worker and political sciences professor Séverine Autesserre about her new book "The Frontlines of Peace", in which she makes a powerful case for entirely rethinking the traditional aid model to make #peacebuilding not only more effective, but also cheaper.
24 Jun 2021
Diners in Israel are tucking into laboratory-grown "meat" that scientists claim is an environmentally-friendly way to feed the world's growing population.
21 Jul 2021
Up until now, most solar panels have come from China. But shipping costs are making domestic production increasingly lucrative, even in Germany. Is this the start of a global trend?
28 Jul 2021
Small-scale farmers can play a crucial role in creating sustainable food systems. But more investment is needed, writes Sabrina Elba, UN Goodwill Ambassador for the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
22 Aug 2021
The World Meteorological Organisation's head of applied climate services Bob Stefanski says the organisation is seeking to verify a temperature record in Sicily of 48.8 degrees Celsius and that temperature records for continental Europe may exceed 50 degrees Celsius in the future.
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Old footage, completely unrelated to the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in the early hours of this Monday, is being shared online, while others create false earthquake predictions on Twitter. We show you the fake news to look out for following the quake in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Rwanda-backed rebels stirring ethnic divisions: Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned of a dangerous escalation of tension between ethnic Tutsi and Hutu communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as a result of fighting involving a militia that Rwanda is accused of backing.
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We take a look at how the press is covering the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and how, for some, the tragedy is both a natural disaster story but a political one as well. We also discuss controversies over the Grammy Awards and a trans Harry Potter video game character.
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As European countries struggle to reach their targets on reducing carbon emissions, one small landlocked country in central Asia stands as an example to the world. With nearly three quarters of its territory covered by woodland, Bhutan, with a population of around 780,000, claims to be a carbon-negative economy.
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Glaciers are increasingly threatened by climate change. The French Alps are home to more than 4,000 of these fascinating natural monuments, of which 80 to 90 percent are set to disappear by 2100 due to global warming.