Violent forest fires have been raging in the Var region of southern France where thousands of people have been evacuated including tourists from campsites. The fires are spreading at a speed of 4km per hour and hundreds of firefighters are battling the blaze in windy conditions.
South Africa loses a prominent cabinet minister to Covid-19 as the continent struggles with a "fierce" second wave of coronavirus. Africa's CDC warns that the virus is leading to higher fatality rates on the continent than the global average. Also, the UN warns that an Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique has caused a deepening humanitarian crisis. And finally, the city of Gondar in Ethiopia celebrates "Timket", the Orthodox Epiphany.
22 Sep 2020
Donald Trump is setting up a “Patriotic Education Commission” to promote a "pro-American curriculum" in US schools–or a propagandist “Hitler Youth” programme, as some commentators see it. Elsewhere, women protesters in Belarus and an anonymous website targeting Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, are both employing a doxing strategy.