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Paris Live, Wednesday 4 March 2020

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Migrants watch Greek police during clashes as they gather at the buffer zone Turkey-Greece border, at Pazarkule, in Edirne district, 29 February, 2020.
Migrants watch Greek police during clashes as they gather at the buffer zone Turkey-Greece border, at Pazarkule, in Edirne district, 29 February, 2020. BULENT KILIC/ AFP

Today's Paris Live opens with the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. Clashes were reported on the border between Turkey and Greece as thousands of people tried to continue their journey north. Cyprus now fears it will become a new migrant hotspot, seeing as it is split between the Republic of Cyprus, an EU member state, and a breakaway Turkish entity in the north, recognised only by Ankara.

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Elsewhere, former US vice-president Joe Biden is basking in the limelight after a string of victories following Super Tuesday primary votes held in 14 states. This puts him back in the race to become the Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump, while his rival Bernie Sanders won the primary in California.

In African news, South Africa’s Medical Council says it doesn’t believe the country's health facilities would be able cope with any outbreaks of the coronavirus.This comes as the government prepares to welcome home expats who have been living in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.

Elsewhere, we hear from a market analyst on South Africa's economic outlook, looking decidely grim as the country slides into another recession, the second in two years.

And as part of RFI's International Women's Day special this week, we meet Mayada Adil, a Sudanese activist and fashion designer. She talks about her campaigns to stop European Union funding to the Janjaweed militia, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, Sudan.

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