COVID-19 induced a sudden shift in the educational system, creating a move from the traditional classroom settings to the workable adaptation of online learning. Though many parents and guardians are still skeptical about how the virtual learning system will affect the Nigerian education sector, especially as it will affect their wards, some are adapting to the new learning system.
What's been agreed for the EU's seven-year budget? On the outside, it may look good for green policies, but many climate activists aren't pleased because the budget has actually slashed funding for climate action. There are shrinking budgets elsewhere too, in both healthcare and research programmes – leading some to say that Europe will lose its competitive edge when it comes to innovation. We take a closer look.
Luiz Henrique Mandetta, a doctor by training, was President Jair Bolsonaro's health minister at the start of the Covid-19 crisis in Brazil. Amid a dispute with the president over social distancing measures, he was fired in April. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Dr Mandetta strongly criticised the Brazilian leader: "His management of the situation... has shocked people. The underplaying of the crisis from the beginning has shocked the world, because other countries put the crisis ahead of the economic consequences. He's out on a limb saying that he does not want to stop the economy."