Rio carnival cancelled but revellers in suburbs still celebrate
28 February 2021 | 6:20 am
The traditional 'Bate-Bola' (ball-beating) Carnival takes place in Madureira, a working-class neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro with revellers wearing large clown style costumes and beating the floor with plastic balls, which traditionally used to be ox bladders filled with air. Rio de Janeiro would normally be kicking off its famed carnival now, but instead of booming drumlines, glittering floats and barely clad dancers, the Brazilian city's "Sambadrome" is hosting a Covid-19 vaccination drive this year.
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Nigerians welcomed the return of a bronze sculpture from Cambridge University College on Wednesday (October 27) that was looted by British troops in 1897, setting a precedent that could pressure other institutions to return stolen artefacts to Africa. "We should be celebrating this, it should not be kept silent. This is part of our cultural heritage, we now have it," said Pius Reis, CEO of Black Innovations Africa.
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Residents in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Monday celebrated the detention of President Roch Kabore. Singing and chanting, many walked, some rode motorbikes, to Guillaume Oueadrogo army camp. Kabore has been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, four security sources and a West African diplomat said on Monday.
4 Feb 2022
To the east of Paris lies the surburb of Nogent-sur-Marne. Since the end of the 19th century, it’s been a home-from-home for generations of Italian immigrants. Our team went to meet some of the residents of this "Little Italy".
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AC Milan fans celebrate in Piazza Duomo following their side's 3-0 win at Sassuolo to seal a first Serie A title in 11 years.
8 Jul 2022
On the 60th anniversary of Algerian independence, we take a look at the French exhibitions paying tribute to Algeria's freedom and exploring the two countries' shared history. In Marseille, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations has dedicated an exhibit to resistance icon Emir Abdelkader, the religious-turned-military leader who led the struggle against France's colonial invasion.
1 Dec 2022
On the outskirts of Doha, migrant workers are finally getting to enjoy the World Cup that they made possible. Far from the city's shiny lights, the lives lost and their impact on the event are not forgotten.
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Moroccan fans in Casablanca celebrate as their team makes history with their win over Spain to reach the quarter final stage of the World Cup in Qatar for the first time.
Top government officials from Germany and France are meeting in Paris to pay tribute to the historic treaty that has underpinned six decades of cooperation between their two countries.
Seven months after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion activists are pushing for stricter limits on the procedure at the state and national level.
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