Nigerian artist augments reality
24 August 2023 | 4:06 am
Ife Olowu is leading the AR revolution in Nigeria - through his art. The artist from Lagos has been able to curve a niche for himself through the effective application of digital technology to his works, with most of his paintings fetching up $10,000 each.
20 Mar 2022
The terms of the cease-fire deal between Azerbaijan and Armenia mean many people who fled the violence in Nagorno-Karabakh are now returning home to a very different reality. DW's Emily Sherwin reports.
18 Apr 2022
The Saudi capital is changing, as demonstrated by the MDLBeast Soundstorm festival, an electronic dance music event held late last year on the outskirts of Riyadh. After trying to diversify its oil-dependent economy, Saudi authorities are now looking to develop the entertainment industry. Partying legally in Riyadh is rare, but is now possible. However, human rights groups are warning that this change, however welcome, should not overshadow the kingdom's crackdown on free speech. Our regional correspondent reports.
11 Jun 2022
India's government is renewing a plan to create a uniform legal system that would replace a patchwork of religious codes. However, there is concern the UCC will be used to further entrench policies favoring Hindus.
14 Jun 2022
Former US President Donald Trump's closest advisors and family described the effort to push election lies. His former Attorney General William Barr at one point said he was "detached from reality" in Monday's hearing.
18 Jul 2022
Fine Art graduate Chidinma Ikegwuonu says she uses art to drive social change and raise awareness amongst children from disadvantaged communities around issues that affects them.
17 Sep 2022
Nigeria’s got talent: Her name is Toma Onu, a creative painter who uses her toes to create one-of-a-kind artworks. Toma lives with cerebral palsy, but this has not deterred her from sharing her art with the world.
5 Dec 2022
To justify the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin used the false pretexts of "denazification" and "demilitarisation" of the country. Russian state propaganda is built around the myth of a Ukraine in the hands of "Nazis", one where the Russians come to "liberate" the "Russian speakers".
25 Dec 2022
2022 was a difficult year in many ways, but that didn't stop the biggest luxury labels securing impressive profits or coming up with exciting new collaborations, such as one between Jean Paul Gaultier and Olivier Rousteing. This past year was marked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a lack of raw materials and increased awareness of just how polluting the fashion industry is.
Russia has cancelled several Victory Day parades in cites near the Ukrainian border. Meanwhile, Poland has requested approval to send former German fighter jets to Ukraine. DW has the latest.
In Haiti, gang violence is still rocking the capital Port-au-Prince. We look at two very different initiatives to try to keep it in check: a basketball association working to keep kids off the streets and on the court, and a vigilante movement where civilians are taking justice into their own hands.
The "Reality Pro," or so it is rumored to be named, could pit Apple against Meta in competition over technology where real and digital worlds meet.
Apple launches $3500 augmented reality headset as interest in metaverse wanes. Watch. Apple unveils its first new piece of hardware in nearly a decade: the $3,500 Vision Pro augmented reality goggles come as interest in the metaverse has been surpassed by buzz around artificial intelligence.
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Finland is sealing up more border crossing points with Russia as the number of crossings by aslyum seekers climbs. But where do the people trying to reach Europe come from? And who helps them get in? DW investigates.
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Protest rallies were held in many cities across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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Russia is increasingly trying to lure Central Asian migrants to work in the parts of Ukraine it occupies, or even to sign up to fight for its army. While some 1.3 million still migrated to Russia from Central Asia in the first quarter of 2023, some are choosing to leave, rather than be coerced to go to Ukraine.
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With family incomes squeezed by a weak Chinese economy, international travelers are cutting back on designer goods and luxury hotels.
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Severe weather has claimed at least ten lives, cut power to tens of thousands of people, and blocked roads in a country already strained by war.
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This week on French Connections we take a look at the complex web of "autoroutes", or highways, in France. Over 70 percent of French people stayed in France for their vacations in 2023, and that means most of them hit the road. From its inception in 1927 to controversial toll increases to bumper-to-bumper traffic, we tell you how these highways illustrate so much about French society.
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