‘I have skin that makes me unique’ – says model with vitiligo
13 May 2019 | 3:02 pm
Miko Deo loves to play basketball and skateboard like many young Tanzanians living in Dar es Salaam, the country's commercial capital. But Deo is different. Fifteen years ago his skin began to change and he's looked distinctly different ever since.
23 Nov 2019
Model daughter-in-law Emma Sumalpong's story highlights depopulation and demographic shifts in rural South Korea.
22 Dec 2019
Brazilian grandmother Helena Schargel launches a lingerie line for the elderly -- which she models herself -- to "make women visible".
31 Dec 2019
Just 357 days after construction of the Shanghai factory began, the first electric sedans were presented to buyers. The rapid roll-out is of interest in Germany, where Tesla's first European Gigafactory will be built.
13 Jun 2020
The Swiss aviator and explorer Bertrand Piccard was the first person to fly around the world on a solar-powered plane. Speaking to FRANCE 24, he discussed the lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic, saying we need to save the planet, but "not in a naive way". The initiator and chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation believes that protecting the environment is fully compatible with profitability. "The goal is to talk to... decision makers and show them that it is in their own interests to do much better and to be more ambitious in the energy policies and environmental targets," he explained.
17 Jul 2020
In 1995, Ghana announced that it would achieve a middle-income status similar to Singapore by 2020. Rwanda too, says it aspires to be as successful as the Asian country. Results between the two African countries differ.
3 Oct 2020
When Iranian fashion and underwear model Negzzia learnt that Iran's Revolutionary Guards were onto her for allegedly spreading anti-Islamic culture, she knew she had to get out. She travelled first to Turkey, then to France, where, for a time, she lived on the streets. We discuss her new book and her determination to speak out about the Iranian regime's deep fear of personal freedom.
19 Apr 2021
Offering a shared pot of €3.5 billion to start with, the newly-proposed football competition known as the European Super League would divvy up revenue among a smaller group of elite clubs. We tell you more. Also, we take a look at the French government's plan to aid farmers reeling from this month's cold spell.
15 May 2021
As vaccinations increase, Germany is experimenting with tourism in one of its most-visited coastal regions. The popular island of Sylt and other resort areas are allowed to welcome guests — under strict stipulations.
4 Jul 2021
Fast fashion has made buying clothes cheaper and easier. It's terrible for the environment because a lot of garments end up in the trash. But businesses are looking for ways to move towards a circular model in fashion.
11 Jul 2021
The international fashion scene is becoming aware of the need of black representation in campaigns and on the catwalk. A Nigeria-based modelling pioneer has launched a continent-wide competition - known as Future Face Africa - to discover a supermodel.
9 Aug 2021
Victoria Salcedo, a young girl without arms and only on legs, is taking on her next challenge by participating in the Miss Ecuador contest, as filmed in Guayaquil. Salcedo lost her limbs in an accident when she was five years old after being electrocuted by a high voltage cable.
19 Nov 2021
During a visit in October, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin described the new refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos as a "European model" for the reception of asylum seekers. The EU-funded Samos camp is closed and isolated – a far cry from overwhelmed reception centres such as the Moria camp on Lesbos, which was nicknamed the "camp of shame". But the asylum procedure remains lengthy and refugees are surrounded by barbed wire and video surveillance. Meanwhile, migrants trying to make the sea crossing to Europe still face a perilous journey. On October 27, three children drowned off the coast of Chios when their dinghy sank. Our correspondents report.
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UWCL Final: Asisat Oshoala seeks to end 'rollercoaster' year with repeat win
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The recent leak of a confidential US Supreme Court document has confirmed the conservative-majority court's intention to overturn Roe v. Wade, the decision that has guaranteed access to abortion throughout the United States for nearly 50 years. Such a decision would have an unprecedented impact on 75 million women of childbearing age. But at the instigation of the Republican Party, some parts of the US, such as the states of Texas and Oklahoma, are already turning into a medical desert for women who seek a termination. Our correspondents Valérie Defert and Pierrick Leurent report on the "post-Roe America".
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An alleged coup attempt in the West African nation sheds light on the tensions facing the interim government of Colonel Assimi Goita. Yet, despite sanctions and isolation, Malians still back the military.
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With energy prices soaring, Germany's parliament has approved the €9 per month ticket plan for public transport over the next three months. But the plan has its detractors.
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