Australia’s “Tanna” up for best foreign film at Oscar
02 February 2017 | 11:53 am
Director and tribesmen behind "Tanna" talk about their Oscar-nominated film and the indigenous people who starred in it.
9 Jan 2020
Sugar Rush is a story of three sisters who accidentally found $800,000 in a politician's house. The money ends up in the wrong hands and they are faced with the responsibility of returning it to the real owner. The film stars Bimbo Ademoye, Bisola Aiyeola and Adesua Etomi-Wellington in the lead roles. Directed by Kayode Kasum and produced by Jade Osiberu.
7 Feb 2020
Brazilian film director Jorge Bodanzky exposes the Amazon's massive mercury contamination from gold mining in his new film: 'Amazon, the new Minamata?'. He previewed his work at an environmental conference in Oxford which was attended by indigenous leaders from Brazil.
7 Feb 2020
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office on Thirsday secured the final forfeiture of a building belonging to Adebayo Sanni, immediate past Executive Director of Harmony Holdings Limited of Kwara State Government.
25 Mar 2020
The Misak community in western Colombia wants to preserve its ancestors' traditions and horticultural knowledge while responding to ongoing deforestation in the region.
18 May 2020
The head of the World Trade Organization will step down, a year before his term is due to expire. The Geneva-based body confirmed Roberto Azevedo would resign at the end of August.
27 May 2020
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent gives FRANCE 24's viewers a list of escapist TV dramas to watch this May. They chat about the much-awaited jazz drama "The Eddy" from the director of "Whiplash" and "La La Land", Damien Chazelle, and review HBO's indie show about female skateboarders trying to smash the patriarchy in their sport: "Betty" from director Crystal Moselle. It's a spinoff of her film "Skate Kitchen", featuring the same young actresses and avid skateboarders whom she discovered on the subway in New York.
9 Jun 2020
The director of an Arctic power plant faces five years in jail after a major oil spill. Some 20,000 tons of diesel have flowed out of a collapsed storage structure, polluting waterways in Russia's north.
23 Jun 2020
Hollywood director Joel Schumacher, who made two Batman films after rising to fame with hits including St Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys, has died aged 80. A representative for the flamboyant US filmmaker said he died in New York on Monday after a year-long battle with cancer.
28 Sep 2020
Nigerian boy Omar Farouq has been sentenced to 10 years for blasphemy by a Sharia court. Now the head of the Auschwitz Memorial is offering to serve part of the sentence, slamming it as "disgraceful" for humanity.
22 Oct 2020
The year is 2086 and the planet's last inhabitants are grappling with submerged continents, a lethal virus and barren soils. That's the premise for "Last Words", Jonathan Nossiter's latest film which was part of this year's official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The director joins us in the studio to tell us more about making movies on the precipice of climate disaster, about the prophetic nature of the Covid-19 pandemic and why a young refugee brought the necessary life experience to the protagonist of "Last Words".
24 Nov 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Leon Panetta, a former US Secretary of Defense and former CIA director, discussed President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden, a situation the US had never experienced. He added that Trump, who has 'operated by chaos for the last four years', is now making sure that the last few weeks of his administration 'are also chaotic'. Yet however long the current president 'will resist reality', Panetta said that he hopes 'the combination of the Republican leadership and the Congress' will finally persuade Trump that 'it is over'.
13 Mar 2021
Dubbed the “Mother of Network Marketing in Africa” by networkers in the continent, Mrs. Ejimagwa is Longrich's First Black 5-Star Director and Global Icon of Longrich Bioscience. Since she started the networking business in the 90s, she has garnered over 10 million Nigerians to invest in several networking businesses.
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Orcas are frightening sailors and wreaking havoc off the coast of Spain. The killer whales are attacking boats with increasing frequency. Authorities have recorded hundreds of such attacks over the last two years.
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The President of the DR Congo told FRANCE 24 that he wants to launch a "cry of truth" and put an end to hypocrisy by denouncing in the Tribune of the United Nations "the direct military aggression" of Rwanda against his country. Tshisekedi added that he relayed this same message to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame during a meeting in New York, which was also attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Indigenous communities are the guardians of the Amazon forest. Their lands are legally protected, but since President Jair Bolsonaro came to power, that's of little help anymore. Loggers are taking what they want. Violence is on the rise, the Karipuna people are fighting back.
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Bringing more fun to big cities with sustainable mobility - that's TIER's vision. A company that has already made millions with e - scooters wants to revolutionize mobility.
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Only negotiations will bring an end to the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, mediators and security experts agree. But the latest escalation and involvement of Eritrean troops is a setback to peace.
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The first-time demographic shift could have repercussions for British unity. When Northern Ireland was founded in 1921 as part of the United Kingdom, two-thirds of the population were Protestant