In tonight's edition: South Africa's response to the coronavirus has been praised, but trust in the government is still hard hit by corruption. In Cameroon, police fire tear gas and water cannon to break up opposition protests. Dozens of people are reportedly arrested. And finally, Mali celebrates 60 years of independence from France.
It's been six months since France went into lockdown over the coronvirus pandemic, tipping the economy into its worst recession since World War Two. How bad was the damage, and what hopes are there for a recovery? Also today, we look at the divisions within the French government over a proposed increase in environmental taxes on flying.
The Australian economy has entered recession for the first time in almost thirty years, because of lockdown measures linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Household spending and hours worked fell between April and June, but government support for businesses and workers helped to prevent a drop in incomes. The 7 percent slump in GDP over the second quarter is the worst on record for the country. The Australian Finance Minister Josh Frydenberg described the impact of the virus on the economy as "devastating".