Then and now: Wuhan's cautious reawakening
3 hours ago
The Chinese ground-zero city of Wuhan is cautiously reopening as new coronavirus cases decrease. AFP was in the virus-stricken city on the day that the lockdown started, January 23, and now provides a comparative look after more than two months of lockdown.
On the road with France's Arlette Gruss circus
2 days ago
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.
Funke Akindele and husband plead guilty, gets 14 days community service, and a hundred thousand fine each
3 days ago
Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and husband have both been found guilty to contravening the social distancing directive at the Ogba Magistrate Court 1 for violating lockdown directives by the Federal Government.
How to talk to your child about coronavirus
3 days ago
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) right now. It’s also understandable if your children are feeling anxious, too. Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing online or on TV – or hearing from other people – so they can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of anxiety, stress and sadness. But having an open, supportive discussion with your children can help them understand, cope and even make a positive contribution for others.
Culture in confinement #2
3 days ago
As FRANCE 24's culture team continue to explore how to make you television from their homes in Paris, Eve Jackson brings you ideas about how you can have a cultural life from your sofa, starting with some art from people drawing their ideal place of confinement. Plus, we take you on a virtual visit of museums around the world, including the Louvre and the Grand Palais in Paris. We also check out the stand-up comedians trying to keep up morale during lockdown, and Dheepthika Laurent gives us her top TV ti
Coronavirus: Prince Charles calls London field hospital a 'practical message of hope'
4 days ago
Prince Charles opens a new 4,000-bed temporary hospital in a conference centre in east London, the first of several being built in Britain to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking via video link, the prince hails the hospital as offering "an intensely practical message of hope".
The wave of solidarity in coronavirus-hit France
4 days ago
As France endures its third week of lockdown to fight the spread of COVID-19, solidarity is stepping up a gear. From home-made face masks and protective shields, to the distribution of meals to the most vulnerable, initiatives to help others are springing up throughout the country. In Paris and Normandy, our reporters Clovis Casali and Julie Dungelhoeff went to meet French people who are refusing to sit back and want to help those most affected by this unprecedented crisis.