Ten years after Egypt's revolution, new mask rules in Germany, self-defence for the elderly in Kenya

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In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe.

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Our reports:

>> In Egypt, it’s now been a decade since the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. "Bread, freedom and social justice" was the rallying cry of the protesters who thronged Cairo’s Tahrir Square. But ten years on, one third of the population lives below the poverty line and human rights groups have repeatedly sounded the alarm bell over conditions under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Our correspondents Edouard Dropsy and Claire Williot report.

>> In Germany, which is struggling with a stubborn second wave of Covid-19, the government has extended restrictions until the middle of February. Meanwhile, home-made face coverings are out in shops and on public transport, where people now have to wear surgical masks or so-called FFP2 ones normally reserved for health professionals. Anne Maillet, Willy Mahler and Nick Spicer report from Berlin.

>> In Kenya, one in five cases of sexual violence are directed at woman over the age of 60. In the impoverished Nairobi neighbourhood of Korogocho, older women have decided to fight back by attending self-defence classes. Our correspondents Elodie Cousin and Bastien Renouil report. 

>> And in the Democratic Republic of Congo, we discover a heady mixture of sport and music. Practiced solely by woman, Nzango has in recent years been recognised as an official discipline. Our correspondents Clément Bonnerot and Juliette Dubois bring you a taste of the action. 

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