Pride in Kinshasa as Congolese rumba joins UNESCO’s World Heritage List
17 December 2021 | 11:23 am
Kinshasa residents welcomed on Wednesday UNESCO's decision to add Congolese rumba to its list of global cultural treasures, although some older fans felt the genre lacked the storytelling power it had in the past.
23 Feb 2020
In DR Congo President Tshisekedi's promised Kinshasa overpasses get off to an underwhelming. Their construction is making traffic even worse. Also we head to the seventh edition of the Kinshasa Book Festival. And plastic not so fantastic. Some South African surfers are ditching the fibreglass and foam for wooden surfboards that are better for the environment.
11 Oct 2020
Thousands of people march and celebrate Montevideo's pride parade, as Uruguay, which has been hailed as a success in Latin America in dealing with Covid-19, continues to see very low rates of infection.
23 Dec 2020
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Mauritania's joint entry of couscous has earned a place on the UN agency's list of the world's Intangible Cultural Heritage. It has been hailed as an "example of international cooperation."
18 Feb 2021
Dutch ice skaters gather at dawn for one last glide at Kinderdijk frozen dike near Rotterdam, as temperatures are set to increase.
2 May 2021
In 2016, then 25-year-old Kenny Tanovan took over the Neuhof futsal club in the eastern French city of Strasbourg. In less than a year, the team went on to win the regional championships in Alsace. Ever since, the club has been the pride and joy of Neuhof, where men, women and children are either a part of the team or die-hard supporters. The Banlieue Project team went to meet them.
13 Jun 2021
The Pride parade is back in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a town long considered a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community. The parade is happening in a limited capacity this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
22 Jun 2021
Australia will strongly oppose a UNESCO plan to list the Great Barrier Reef as "in danger" over its deterioration caused by climate change, the government said Tuesday. The UN body released a draft report on Monday recommending the reef's World Heritage status be downgraded because of its dramatic coral decline. of the Great Barrier Reef
25 Jun 2021
UEFA had barred the city of Munich from illuminating the Allianz Arena in rainbow colors in solidarity with LGBT+ people ahead of Germany's final group stage game against Hungary.
6 Jul 2021
5 Jul 2021
With New York's annual Pride parade staying virtual for the second year running due to the pandemic, thousands of New Yorkers attend the alternative Queer Liberation March instead.
29 Jun 2021
"Pride is back at the White House," US President Joe Biden tells a group of gay rights activists, transgender military service members and youth, and officials during a commemoration of the month that celebrates LGBTQ life in America. Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg - the first-ever openly gay cabinet member - warn against the rise in anti-LGBTQ legislation in statehouses across the US.
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Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led the country until he was ousted in a 2020 coup, has died at the age of 76.
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The Serbian tennis star has left Australia on a flight to Dubai after a court upheld a visa cancelation. Authorities said that his decision not to be vaccinated against coronavirus posed a risk to the Australian public.
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Richard Leakey, a world-renowned Kenyan conservationist and fossil hunter has died aged 77. His groundbreaking work contributed to the recognition of Africa as the birthplace of humankind. He also spearheaded campaigns to stop poaching in Kenya, famously burning the country's stockpile of poached ivory.
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With a 3-1 victory over Sudan, Nigeria's Super Eagles secure their slot in the knockout stages and gain status as a tournament frontrunner. Favorites Egypt meanwhile gets their first win thanks to star striker Mohamed Salah and after a goal from Guinea-Bissau was disallowed after VAR review. Alison Sargent is joined by France 24's James Vasina and African journalist Usher Komugisha to discuss all the action.
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Brown hyenas are valuable, social animals. But they are being hunted relentlessly. Now, there are more and more protected zones and wildlife reserves where they can live in safety.