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France's midrange pret-a-porter chains are suffering due to the current economic crisis and structural problems. But some firms are surviving with sustainability, new digital concepts and branding.
French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to push through a pension reform without a parliamentary vote. That has triggered a political crisis ― and could help the far right.
With little more than two weeks to go before Nigeria's presidential election, the tensions caused by a chaotic change in currency have soured the mood. Also, as daily rolling power cuts across South Africa continue to hit the economy hard, President Cyril Ramaphosa declares a state of disaster over the crisis.
About seven million workers have been fired as Pakistan's textile exports dwindle, putting the sector on the edge of collapse, industry representatives warn.
South Africa's energy crisis could land the government in court, as opposition groups and trade unions threaten to sue over a decade of crippling blackouts. Also, as the World Economic Forum kicks off in Davos, the head of the International Finance Corporation tells FRANCE 24 that now is the time to ramp up private investment as Africa braces for a global slowdown.
A national survey has found that a concerning number of India's youth is suffering from alcohol, cannabis or opioid addictions. It also revealed three out of four people addicted to drugs don't receive treatment.
The suspension of first-choice goalkeeper Andre Onana for 'disciplinary reasons' has reverberated around the squad. Cameroon secured a point against Serbia in Onana's absence, but must beat Brazil to progress.
The health of millions of people in Lebanon — especially children — is at risk because of a limited supply of safe water, Unicef has warned. The water crisis, which is largely because of a severe lack of electricity, is also affecting hospitals, health centres and schools.
From the Lumière Brothers to the New Wave, cinema in France has long been a source of national pride and a favourite pastime. But the French film industry is in a multifaceted crisis. Movie theatres simply aren't drawing the crowds they used to.
Insurance policies are indispensable for most consumers and businesses around the world. But with the cost of living soaring, so has the price of insurances. A survey of households in the United States and Europe suggests nearly half of them have seen their insurance premiums go up in the last year, but nearly eight in 10 have nevertheless stuck with their existing policies.
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Nigeria is battling one of the worst floods the West African nation has seen in over a decade. In 2022 alone, over 300 people have been killed, including at least 20 from last week.