Correspondence

The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Kenya to Japan

THE NEW NORMAL
THE NEW NORMAL © FRANCE 24

In our show "The New Normal", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2020, 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 Poland, colossal protests have been taking place in recent weeks over a court decision to tighten abortion laws. Fury in the eastern European country hasn't died down.

>> In Kenya, lakes in the Rift Valley have been overflowing: an economic and humanitarian disaster which looks set to get worse with the start of the rainy season. 

>> The Vatican is making budget cuts as the second wave of Covid-19 has left St. Peter's Square virtually empty of tourists and museums have had to shut their doors again.

>> In Japan, the new prime minister is pushing to modernise achingly slow bureaucracy in a country where fax machines and personalised paper stamps still reign supreme. Paperwork headaches have been a major slowdown amid coronavirus.

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