While the murder of George Floyd in the United States has revived anti-racism movements around the world, it has also stirred up the painful history of colonialism. In this special edition, FRANCE 24 takes a look at the history behind the tumultuous relationship between Europe and Africa. Reports from South Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon and DR Congo explore the complicated collective memory of former colonial powers and the nations they controlled.
The World Bank fears that the coronavirus crisis could see sub-Saharan Africa lose around $37 billion in remittances this year. Meanwhile in DR Congo, there are concerns that coronavirus lockdown measures could put vulnerable women at particular risk. Cases of domestic violence have spiked over the past few weeks in the country - our correspondent reports. And finally, Africa competes in the global rush to source the medical and safety kits it needs to contain the virus. We speak to Dr. Ahmed Shaikh, managing director of the Regent Business School in Durban, South Africa.
As DR Congo faces the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is already struggling to deal with the world's worst measles outbreak. Since January 2019, the virus has claimed the lives of over 6,300 children and infected hundreds of thousands of others. Our correspondents Clément Bonnerot and Juliette Dubois report from the north of the country.
In DR Congo President Tshisekedi's promised Kinshasa overpasses get off to an underwhelming. Their construction is making traffic even worse. Also we head to the seventh edition of the Kinshasa Book Festival. And plastic not so fantastic. Some South African surfers are ditching the fibreglass and foam for wooden surfboards that are better for the environment.
South Africa is in for more power cuts, says President Cyril Ramaphosa in his state of the nation address. The speech gets off to a tough start as he's heckled by the opposition before he delivers the gloomy news. Also, DR Congo's former spy boss is reportedly briefly held after returning from Ethiopia. Kalev Mutondo was the head of the Congolese National Intelligence Agency under former leader Joseph Kabila until he was fired by the new president last year. And finally, in a bid to be more environmentally friendly, more South African surfers are ditching the fibreglass for wooden surfboards.