It is a common sight in Addis Ababa these days to see men, women and even children moving around the city with huge bags of plastic waste. Their hauls mostly contain plastic bottles, but any plastic waste they come across will fetch cash according to its weight.
Throughout history, Venetians have learned to live with high tides, known as acqua alta. But now, climate change is taking its toll on the ancient city, with flooding increasing in both frequency and intensity. Massive barriers, which temporarily separate the Venetian lagoon from the sea, have been designed to fend off the water. But they have also raised a difficult question: should Venice save itself or the lagoon’s fragile ecosystem?
Nestled among some of the tallest ridges in the world is the former kingdom of Mustang. This Nepalese region of the Himalayas is home to Lo Manthang, a fortified city that has been resisting time and invaders since the 14th century. In this remote village, the power supply is limited and firewood is scarce. Some locals want a €400 permit required for visitors to be scrapped, so that tourism and their fragile economy can bloom. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
A malfunctioning space heater sparked a blaze in the Bronx, sending scores of people to hospital, with hundreds of firefighters reporting to the scene. Victims were found on every floor of the apartment building.
8 Nov 2021
Six months ago, DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi placed North Kivu and Ituri – two provinces in the east of the country – under "a state of siege", effectively imposing martial law in a region that has been rocked by conflict for decades. Today, although the government claims that hundreds of armed militiamen have surrendered, massacres continue and security forces face mounting criticism. In the city of Beni, the justice system has ground to a halt and crime has soared. Our correspondents report.
2 Nov 2021
Every day, thousands of people move to the Nigerian city of Lagos. Many of them come from rural areas in the hope of finding work and a better life. But the swelling population is putting the city under intense pressure.
30 Oct 2021
When you picture the French capital, you probably think of beautiful monuments, romantic cafés and pretty parks. But for many tourists in Paris, the city is just too dirty. Whether it’s the urine-soaked streets, ubiquitous dog poop or countless cigarette butts, the reality of everyday Paris is often at odds with the postcard version. Paris authorities pump a lot of money and manpower into keeping the city clean. So what's the problem? Could it be Parisians themselves? In this episode of French Connections Plus, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula investigate the capital's filthy reputation.
19 Sep 2021
Bus and train services have been suspended to contain a COVID-19 outbreak. Meanwhile, Australia and New Zealand have purchased more vaccines as the countries struggle with new cases. DW has the latest.
4 Sep 2021
Paris is famous around the world for its beautiful sights and towering monuments, but it's also somewhat infamous for its driving culture. Parisian drivers are the first to admit that manoeuvring the streets can be quite a harrowing experience. Over the years, Paris's authorities have taken steps to limit traffic in the French capital and encourage alternative modes of transport like cycling. The idea is to make the capital safer while also cutting air pollution, yet this has sparked growing rage among drivers. We take a closer look in this edition of French Connections.
1 Sep 2021
"I was stressed this morning, and I'm still stressed," says a taxi driver as Paris imposes a 30km/h speed limit on most city streets in a bid to reduce accidents and noise pollution, as well as helping the capital adapt to climate change.
19 Jul 2021
Drone images show the extent of the floods in the Belgian city of Pepinster. The death toll in Belgium jumped to 23 with more than 21,000 people left without electricity in one region.
17 Jul 2021
Aerial shots of people looting warehouses and buildings gutted by fire in Durban as the death toll in South Africa's unrest rises to 117. The country has called up its army reserves in a bid to quell looting that has stoked fears of shortages and dealt a crippling economic blow. of looters in Durban