‘Why some people are always late to the airport’
31 May 2019 | 5:33 am
'Why some people are always late to the airport'.
10 Apr 2022
Eye on Africa, we go to the Democratic Republic of Congo where six people have died following an explosion in a military camp in Goma. The DRC’s president travels to Nairobi to sign his country’s treaty of accession to the East Africa Community. And items illegally excavated and shipped from Libya to the United States have been returned to Tripoli.
11 Apr 2022
In this edition of Eye on Africa, we go to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where six people have died following an explosion in a military camp in Goma. Meanwhile, the DRC's president travels to Nairobi to sign his country’s treaty of accession to the East Africa Community. And we see how items illegally excavated and shipped from Libya to the United States have been returned to Tripoli.
16 Apr 2022
At least 306 people have been killed in flooding around Durban in South Africa. On a visit to the stricken city, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the devastation as a "catastrophe of enormous proportions". Also, Amnesty International accuses Mali of stalling war crimes and abuse investigations. And after the French city of Bordeaux, the international tour of an exhibition highlighting the African experience heads to Abidjan in Ivory Coast.
24 Apr 2022
Brazil has more than three million "ghost citizens": people who don't have a birth certificate or ID card. In administrative terms they do not exist and have no access to public health care or education. They also can't vote. But in the run-up to October's elections, these people could constitute a potential political force. Our correspondents Perrine Juan, Louise Raulais and Tim Vickery take a closer look at the legal and social workers who are trying to help "ghost citizens".
17 Apr 2022
The death toll from South Africa's unprecedented floods has risen to nearly 400. Police army and volunteers have widened the search, and the dozens of people still missing after the storm that devastated Durban over the weekend. In Senegal, citizens express their anger at the failures of the healthcare system after a pregnant woman died in hospital. And in South Sudan, the World Food Programme warns that millions are on the brink of hunger.
1 May 2022
Staff shortages exacerbated by a strike have caused huge delays at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport during the holiday season. The airport has now asked airlines to reduce the number of passengers by cutting flights.
6 May 2022
The number of people facing hunger rose to 193 million last year as conflict, climate change and economic crises ravaged people's livelihoods, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday.
7 May 2022
Cyril Ramaphosa was widely seen as the saving grace of South Africa's ruling ANC party when he became president in 2018. But his credibility with the working class and the poor is falling.
11 May 2022
Wars and natural disasters tear families apart worldwide. The German Red Cross tries to put them back in touch.
19 May 2022
The latest figures put pollution on par with smoking in terms of global deaths. In comparison, COVID-19 killed about 6.7 million people globally since the pandemic began.
19 May 2022
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23 May 2022
Prince Charles believes the "pain and suffering" of Canada's indigenous people must be understood
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The excitement of democracy and the opportunity to make their voices heard motivated voters across various parts of Nigeria's commercial capital to come out and vote in the governorship and state houses of assembly elections that took place on Saturday.
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The deadly earthquake in Turkey's southeast not only claimed thousands of lives, it also dealt a blow to the regional economy. Local businessman push for super incentives to reverse it.
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'We conflate consumption with connection': Reshaping social media use with Isa Watson. For all the good that social media has done, it's increasingly difficult to ignore its dark sides. Many studies show links between heavy social media use and a decline in mental health.
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Nairobi police sought to disperse demonstators protesting the cost of living crisis as well as accusing President Ruto of stealing last year's election. Authorities arrested several protestors, including two lawmakers.
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Residents of Oke-Afa in Lagos State have recounted their experience during the governorship and house of assembly elections.
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A Cambodian court has convicted the leader of the country's only viable opposition party of treason. The move comes just four months before a general election and a long-planned dynastic handover of power.