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Interested in France? Let us be your ears and eyes on the ground. Hosts Sarah Elzas and Alison Hird take you beyond the baguette, to hear from the people who make France what it is, and who want to change it - to give you a fuller picture of this country at the heart of Europe. Spotlight on France is a weekly podcast, in English, from Radio France International, out Thursdays.
 
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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a second national lockdown, to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Construction projects and factory activity will be allowed to continue, but restaurants and non-essential shops will close, and businesses are bracing for a difficult month. Also in the show - LCG's Jasper Lawler explains what'…
 
The last lockdown was lifted five months ago but it is still fresh in people's memories, and ever since September when people went back to school and back to work after the holidays, the COVID-19 situation has been getting progressively more serious. For two weeks, this country has had a 9om to 6am curfew. and until just a few days ago many people …
 
The last lockdown was lifted five months ago but it is still fresh in people's memories, and ever since September when people went back to school and back to work after the holidays, the COVID-19 situation has been getting progressively more serious. For two weeks, this country has had a 9om to 6am curfew. and until just a few days ago many people …
 
Over the last decade in America, there's been a lot of talk about shifting demographics and political change. But one key voting group has remained virtually unaltered: white evangelicals. A staunchly Republican bloc of voters, white evangelical voters make up around 26 percent of the electorate and are particularly strong in the state of Georgia. …
 
As France reels from the brutal murder of teacher Samuel Paty, teachers weigh in on their role in transmitting French values, notably laïcité. A visit to a town in the Pyrenees Orientales, which until recently was something of a Covid-free haven. And the fateful day in November 1347 when the Black Death docked in Marseille. Teachers were understand…
 
Known as "The Unstable One", photographer Jean-Michel Landon wanted to give an unfiltered glimpse of life in the Échat housing project in the French suburb of Créteil. His black and white photos document both the idleness and hope of its youth. But he's more than just a passive photographer. This former social worker also serves as a mentor to his …
 
Known as "The Unstable One", photographer Jean-Michel Landon wanted to give an unfiltered glimpse of life in the Échat housing project in the French suburb of Créteil. His black and white photos document both the idleness and hope of its youth. But he's more than just a passive photographer. This former social worker also serves as a mentor to his …
 
As India's economy reels from the Covid-19 crisis, a rural employment programme has emerged as a lifeline for some of the tens of millions left jobless, including skilled workers such as engineers and teachers. The programme, called the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or MGNREGA, was intended to combat poverty in rural areas.…
 
As India's economy reels from the Covid-19 crisis, a rural employment programme has emerged as a lifeline for some of the tens of millions left jobless, including skilled workers such as engineers and teachers. The programme, called the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or MGNREGA, was intended to combat poverty in rural areas.…
 
Cinema has returned to the French Riviera, in the form of a three-day event following the cancellation of Cannes' annual film festival in May. Our reporters in the south of France bring us an update on the reduced selection of films showing on the Croisette, the socially-distanced red carpet and the symbolic importance of screening movies amid a pa…
 
Cinema has returned to the French Riviera, in the form of a three-day event following the cancellation of Cannes' annual film festival in May. Our reporters in the south of France bring us an update on the reduced selection of films showing on the Croisette, the socially-distanced red carpet and the symbolic importance of screening movies amid a pa…
 
Calls for the boycott of French products are growing across the Muslim world, in response to French President Emmanuel Macron's robust defence of the right to mock religion, Islam included. This follows the brutal murder of a schoolteacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. It's the latest twist in a years-long debate about the nature of …
 
Shirin Kasuwa akai miki dole na wannan makon tare da Ahmed Abba ya yi duba na tsanaki game da illar da zanga-zangar ENDSARS wadda ta juye zuwa rikici ta haifarwa tattalin arzikin Najeriya, musamman bayanda wasu batagari suka rika amfani da damar wajen balle rumbunan adana abinci tare da yashesu ciki har da na daidaikun 'yan kasuwa baya ga na gwamna…
 
IN THE PRESS – Wednesday, October 28, 2020: We take a look at predictions in the French newspapers ahead of a fresh announcement by President Emmanuel Macron on new sanitary measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. We also look at newspapers and websites in Italy, the UK and Germany, where surging infection rates are forcing governments to adopt ne…
 
IN THE PRESS – Wednesday, October 28, 2020: We take a look at predictions in the French newspapers ahead of a fresh announcement by President Emmanuel Macron on new sanitary measures to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. We also look at newspapers and websites in Italy, the UK and Germany, where surging infection rates are forcing governments to adopt ne…
 
In this edition, we turn our attention to Saudi Arabia, which this week hosted the Women 20 (W2​0) online summit, attended by some of the most powerful women from across the globe. However, there were also many missing faces. Among them were some of the conservative kingdom's most prominent activists, like Loujain al-Hathloul (pictured). According …
 
In this edition, we turn our attention to Saudi Arabia, which this week hosted the Women 20 (W2​0) online summit, attended by some of the most powerful women from across the globe. However, there were also many missing faces. Among them were some of the conservative kingdom's most prominent activists, like Loujain al-Hathloul (pictured). According …
 
French supermarkets have said they are prepared for any rush which might be caused by the announcement of new coronavirus restrictions this Wednesday evening. Business leaders have warned that a general lockdown would cause a large number of firms to go bust and that more government support would be needed. Concern over new restrictions in France a…
 
In tonight's edition: Four days after the deadly school attack in Kumba, in south-western Cameroon, traumatised locals remember the seven young lives lost. Authorities blame English-speaking separatists for the bloodshed. Also, opposition parties in Tanzania accuse police of fatally shooting at least nine people ahead of Wednesday's presidential el…
 
In tonight's edition: Four days after the deadly school attack in Kumba, in south-western Cameroon, traumatised locals remember the seven young lives lost. Authorities blame English-speaking separatists for the bloodshed. Also, opposition parties in Tanzania accuse police of fatally shooting at least nine people ahead of Wednesday's presidential el…
 
After a newborn baby was found abandoned in the toilets at Doha International Airport, 13 Australian women had to undergo a forced "genital examination" before boarding their flight from Doha to Sydney. The newborn is still unidentified, according to Hamad International Airport. In other news, Lebanon has its own version of "Lady Liberty": a new st…
 
After a newborn baby was found abandoned in the toilets at Doha International Airport, 13 Australian women had to undergo a forced "genital examination" before boarding their flight from Doha to Sydney. The newborn is still unidentified, according to Hamad International Airport. In other news, Lebanon has its own version of "Lady Liberty": a new st…
 
In Colombia, the Minga Indigena movement converged on the capital Bogota last week to remind the government of its responsibilities in the face of drug dealers, cattle ranchers and dissident rebel groups that four years after a historic UN-brokered deal to end civil war still hold sway over vast swathes of the country's remote interior and continue…
 
In Colombia, the Minga Indigena movement converged on the capital Bogota last week to remind the government of its responsibilities in the face of drug dealers, cattle ranchers and dissident rebel groups that four years after a historic UN-brokered deal to end civil war still hold sway over vast swathes of the country's remote interior and continue…
 
Roumazières-Loubert is known as the "city of clay". This small town in France's western Charente region has been turning the precious raw material into tiles for more than a century. For 40 years, Bernadette has been passionate about working with clay and says the local factory has become her second home. A little further south, the town of Chalais…
 
Roumazières-Loubert is known as the "city of clay". This small town in France's western Charente region has been turning the precious raw material into tiles for more than a century. For 40 years, Bernadette has been passionate about working with clay and says the local factory has become her second home. A little further south, the town of Chalais…
 
Twisting, gilding and whitewashing the canvas: artist Titus Kaphar explores the omissions and the empty spaces in art history, and fills in the blanks through painting and sculpture. His latest exhibition, presented by Belgian gallery Maruani Mercier, is "The Evidence of Things Unseen" and it asks an urgent question: just why were there no Black fa…
 
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