Forbes 9 Apr 2020

The Cost Of Being 'Essential' From Inside America's Poultry Plants


Alabama-based Michael Foster is a 40-year-old employee of Wayne Farms, a poultry processor owned by one of America's largest private companies, the historic grain trader formerly known as Continental Grain which is now called ContiGroup. Foster says he comes to the plant every day and encounters workers who are scared: many are working elbow-to-elbow on lines where anxiety increases with every passing sneeze and cough.

Khalifa Haftar told the world he's the only man who can bring stability back to Libya.
The warlord launched a military offensive last year to take control of the capital from the UN-recognised government in Tripoli.
But his forces have suffered a series of setbacks in the past month.
In the latest, Haftar's forces lost control of the headquarters of his offensive: Al Watiya air base southwest of Tripoli.
Troops backing the government in Tripoli say they've destroyed weapons provided by Russia and the United Arab Emirates.
While Prime Minister Fayez Serraj hailed victory, he warned the battle is far from over.
Haftar's spokesman downplayed the loss.

How will this shape the course of Libya's civil war, now in its seventh year?

Presenter: Bernard Smith


Peter Millett, - Former British Ambassador to Libya. (2015-2018)

Mansour El-Kikhia - Professor of Politics at the University of Texas in San Antonio.

Jason Pack - Founder of Libya-Analysis, a Libyan affairs think tank.
As Italy begins to ease its lockdown measures, residents in some of Naples' poorest neighbourhoods share their stories of how the global pandemic has left scars on their city.

Takeaways and parks are reopening, small funerals can resume and some businesses are restarting.

But the shutdown has left deep wounds in a country with already serious economic problems.

Mark Lowen has been speaking to people whose lives have been changed.

Camera: Francesco Tosto

Producers: Gillian Hazell and Julian Miglierini
Those shutdowns are a particular problem across rural areas of the United States - where long distances between towns mean the apps and delivery services keeping small businesses open in the cities simply don't work. VOA's Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson has more.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, hospitals across the country are swamped. To get an idea of what health care workers are experiencing on the front line​s right now, CGTN's Dan Williams spoke to a nurse at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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