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COVID-19 pandemic

21 Apr 2020
Social distancing is mandatory these days, and those looking to connect with others during the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to social media sites. Have they suddenly become a force for good?
12 Apr 2020
Countries that have introduced lockdown measures have seen a marked rise in domestic violence. Women's rights activists in Turkey say the government is not doing enough to protect victims.
12 Apr 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers need masks and morale-boosters. Teri Schultz visits a Belgian sweet shop that offers both.
8 Apr 2020
Businesses around the world are having to make difficult decisions because of the lockdown measures imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those running small businesses are having to overhaul operations and face harsh financial realities, often in spite of government support. The French government says that no firm should go bankrupt because of coronavirus and is offering financial help. But is it enough? FRANCE 24 has been speaking to three Paris-based entrepreneurs about how their businesses have been
5 Apr 2020
This week we're turning our attention to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown which has been in place in France since March 17. This has resulted in a totally new way of life for many of us, as well as a certain amount of frustration and worry. We see how people across France have adapted to this new reality.
5 Apr 2020
This week, the Tech 24 team brings you the very first edition of the show from home, this as France continues to be on strict lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
5 Apr 2020
Reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic has become increasingly difficult in Egypt, a country that has criminalized spreading "false news" about the disease and where officials have accused journalists of "spreading panic."
4 Apr 2020
Germany's governing coalition has shot up in approval ratings amid the massive public health crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has dropped.
3 Apr 2020
As DR Congo faces the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is already struggling to deal with the world's worst measles outbreak. Since January 2019, the virus has claimed the lives of over 6,300 children and infected hundreds of thousands of others. Our correspondents Clément Bonnerot and Juliette Dubois report from the north of the country.
29 Mar 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an acute shortage of intensive care beds in hospitals around the world. German doctors have now come up with guidelines on how to prioritize treatment.

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27 mins ago
Denmark has accused coup generals of playing a dirty political game after the junta withdrew the invitation to deploy Danish troops. Denmark has announced the country would withdraw its newly deployed contingent of 90 troops from Mali after repeated demands by the poor Sahel country's military junta.
27 mins ago
The West African country's new military leader has said constitutional order will return "when the conditions are right." The junta has also pledged to bring security to Burkina Faso.
28 mins ago
Every two years, football comes home... to Africa. This year, the Africa Cup of Nations is hosted by Cameroon and, no doubt, there's plenty to criticise: dodgy calls by the ref, questionable Covid-19 protocols and a deadly stampede that left eight dead. And yet, football fans the world over are enthralled. Every day brings new twists: minnows have upset powerhouses, and stars who normally spend winter in the European leagues have shown up for their national sides. So what exactly is it about AFCON that's got us riveted?
4 hours ago
In Israel, the number of gang-related murders is soaring in the Israeli Arab community. A record 128 Israeli Arabs were killed in gang-related violence within their own community last year, including women and children caught in the crossfire. The victims' families accuse the police of inaction, while the government has promised to do more. Our correspondents Gwendoline Debono and Irris Makler report from Qalansuwa, a town in the country's centre, where criminals have formed a state within a state.
4 hours ago
French unions are staging a major nationwide strike Thursday, with more than 170 protests calling for salary hikes to deal with the rising cost of living. Rail workers, teachers and other professions are pressuring the government just months ahead of presidential elections.
5 hours ago
France is considered one of the top destinations in the world for winter sports, known as "les sports d'hiver". They're a major part of the country’s tourism industry. Ski culture goes beyond the slopes, and like many things in France, it also involves a lot of food. But has skiing become too expensive? And how can resorts cope with climate change? In this episode of French Connections Plus, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula slalom the ins and outs of the white gold that is French skiing.