Facebook laying a huge undersea cable around Africa to boost internet access
Social Media giant, Facebook is building a 37,000-kilometer-long undersea cable around Africa that will provide better internet access. The sub-sea cable will interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
Mental health problems a growing issue for European teens: WHO
One in four teens in Europe has mental health troubles, a new study from the WHO has revealed. Feelings of pressure due to school work have gone up in a third of European countries.
Coronavirus in Africa: Calm before the storm?
So far, the coronavirus outbreak in Africa has been much more limited than elsewhere. While concerns remain that fragile healthcare systems make the continent particularly vulnerable, Africa is still far behind Europe and North America when it comes to the intensity of the crisis. The World Health Organization has held a media briefing on the pandemic and how it's impacting the African continent. In this show, we speak to Dr. Michel Yao, Program Manager for Emergency Response in Africa at the WHO. He was a participant at the event.
Coronavirus latest: Global death toll exceeds quarter-of-a-million
COVID-19 has killed over 32,000 people in the UK, more than any other country in Europe. Meanwhile, Luxembourg urged Berlin to unblock their border. Follow DW for the latest.
British fundraising hero and war veteran Captain Tom turns 100
We look at a new report in Le Monde from a European environmental agency which hails the unexpected benefits of lockdown: a drastic drop in air pollution that has saved an estimated 11,000 lives in Europe this month. Also, US hopes are rising over an experimental drug trial, while Swedish authorities go to extreme measures to prevent mass gatherings ahead of a festival. Finally, Captain Tom, British war veteran and coronavirus fundraising hero, turns 100!
Coronavirus latest: Europe begins easing restrictions
After weeks of imposing restrictions to public life, many European countries are beginning to ease lockdown measures meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Follow DW for the latest.
Coronavirus antibody tests and immunity certificates pose ethical and scientific problems
In some parts of the US and Europe, immunity certificates based on COVID-19 antibody tests have been touted as a way to end lockdowns and get people back to work. But experts warn governments may be acting too soon.
On the road with France's Arlette Gruss circus
The Gruss family, pioneers in the circus world, have been travelling the roads of France and Europe for 35 years. Each performance is a moment of escape and delight for spectators. It's also a tribute to the matriarch, Arlette Gruss, who died back in 2006. Backstage as well as on stage, technicians and artists bring the big top to life, under 2,500 m² of canvas. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover this family-run circus.
Coronavirus: Urgent appeal for evacuation of Greek refugee camps
Europe's biggest asylum seeker camp of Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, was designed for 3,000 refugees but houses 20,000. Given the coronavirus, evacuating it is paramount, says migration expert Gerald Knaus.
Stock markets continue slide after worst quarter since 2008
European stock markets have started the month in the red, after global shares had their worst three months since the financial crisis. The massive sell-off began around six weeks ago as investors tried to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. As we enter a new quarter, there is no sign of improvement - stocks in Europe slumped by over 3 percent in trading this Wednesday. Also today, we discuss new figures showing that online sales have fallen for many French retailers since the lockdown began in the country