Belgium’s Africa Museum mired in controversy despite renovation
11 December 2018 | 5:20 am
Belgium's Africa Museum will reopen to the public on Sunday (December 9) after five years of renovations designed to modernise the museum from an exhibition of pro-colonial propaganda to one that is critical of Belgium's imperialist past.
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Hip Hop artists perform at a pop-up event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Titled "The Missing Element", the show fuses beatboxing and street dance.
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Authorities in Brussels fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds of mainly young people who had gathered at a park to party in protest of coronavirus restrictions.
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"We are happy to reopen even if it is with a very limited capacity," says the director of the Grévin Museum, a wax museum in Paris. After being closed for more than six months because of the pandemic, staff are carrying out the final touches to the wax statues before reopening to the public on May 19.
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Belgian authorities are looking for a soldier who is reportedly on the run with a rocket launcher. The man is a suspected far-right extremist accused of threatening public figures, including a renowned virologist.
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Belgium qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2021 after pulling off a 2-1 comeback in a game full of drama and emotion against Denmark, who returned to Parken Stadium where midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on Saturday. The Netherlands joined them in the last 16 with a game to spare after they eased past Austria 2-0. Get all the analysis with FRANCE 24's Selina Sykes and James Vasina.
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An exhibition is set to open in Berlin dedicated to the 14 million German refugees from World War II. The controversial project has had a tortuous birth.
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Belgium beat Finland and the Netherlands crushed North Macedonia to win all three of their group stage matches. FRANCE 24 Euro's 2021 show also looks at the other results from groups B and C, including an emotional Denmark who qualified for the last 16 with a convincing 4-1 win over Russia. Simon Harding and James Vasina bring you all the analysis.
28 Jun 2021
Belgium fans celebrate their side's last-16 win against Portugal, knocking them out of Euro 2020.
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In Grez-Doiceau, east of Brussels, residents are surveying the damage as the flood waters begin to recede. Floods in Belgium, mainly in the east and south of the country, have left at least 15 people dead.
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Sirens marked a minute's silence for those who lost loved ones, their homes and their property during the floods. The somber moment comes on the eve of a national holiday.
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Parts of Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of Belgium, were particularly hard-hit by the new floods. The town of Dinant saw considerable damage, with cars having been swept away by the waters.
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