From the eerie quiet on the streets of Paris and the heroic self-sacrifice of Italian medical staff to the shock of still-crowded beaches in Florida and the must-read books to turn to in times of coronavirus, self-confined host François Picard chats with The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey in an unprecedented off-set format of The World This Week.
It's now been nine years since the start of the war in Syria – and Syrian civilians are still dying and seeking safety as refugees. Our guest is a doctor who spent five years treating patients under the missiles and bombs of the Syrian regime and its Russian backers in Eastern Ghouta. Dr. Amani Ballour was just 25 years old and fresh out of medical school when the siege began. Her experiences and eventual evacuation were the subject of a documentary, "The Cave", which was nominated at this year's Oscars.
Woven intricately across his life, dreams, and passion, dotted around his peaks and nadirs, the family is everything for Alex Iwobi. His fondest memory of playing football at a tender age is going to the park with his dad. From having kickabouts with his father at parks, the 23-year-old is now playing at Africa’s biggest tournament with Nigeria.
Nigerians seeking a better life in Europe en-route Lybia have continued to die in their attempt to reach the promised land while thousands ended up been deported. In 2017, Nigeria was ranked highest among countries with irregular migrants in the world through the Agadez route.
Election fever in Nigeria can be seen and felt in all walks of life, including fashion. Supporters show allegiance to their preferred candidates at campaign rallies through their choice of clothes, and candidates use traditional wear to woo voters along ethnic and regional lines.