The Nigerian artist making dark skin prosthetics to boost patients’ confidence
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John Amanam, a 32-year-old former special effects expert, builds hyper-realistic prosthetics that match Nigerians' skin tones. Most prosthetic body parts available in the country until now have been white, or made from materials such as wood that also look unrealistic.
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Law enforcement agencies say "Genesis Market" dealt in stolen identities and account details. Dubbed "Operation Cookie Monster," Wednesday's sting involved 17 nations and resulted in 120 arrests.
Fresh clashes erupt near the eastern Congolese city of Goma as an armed vigilante group attacks M23 rebel positions. Also, African migrants in Tunisia say they don't know where to turn, following months of widespread discrimination and attacks against them. Finally, we meet Ghanaian artist Joseph Kojo Hoggar as he continues to wow international collectors with his interpretations of Old Masters.
From a workshop in the North Macedonian capital Skopje, artist Satja Grabuloski and his colleagues paint intricate designs on sneakers that have been shipped worldwide.
Photographer Boris Eldagsen speaks to Eve Jackson about starting a huge debate about the future of photography. The German artist won a prestigious award with an image he made using artificial intelligence.
To mark Afghan women's day on FRANCE 24, we hear from two women wielding their art in resistance against the Taliban. Performance and visual artist Kubra Khademi lives in France because her artwork provoked death threats at home in Afghanistan. Now based in Paris, she creates artwork about being in exile.
Johnny Kitagawa, who died in 2019 at the age of 87, was the architect of Japan's vastly successful boyband empire and his company, Johnny and Associates, still dominates the lucrative J-pop market. Yet allegations of child abuse and sexual exploitation surrounded the music mogul for decades. Yuka Royer speaks to former idol Kauan Okamato, who says he was sexually abused as a teen.
The construction of the futuristic green Saudi city of Neom requires the resettlement of tribal people. Those who do not comply with the plans are sentenced to very long prison terms or to death.
The movie measures of men spotlights the first genocide of the 20th century in which tens of thousands of indigenous Nama and Herero were slaughtered by german soldiers. The film bids to confront viewers with the harsh realities of colonial violence.
Albi X, a German rapper with Congolese roots, was born with albinism, a rare condition that affects the production of melanin. He uses his powerful Afro-trap beats to fight stigma.
The papers focus on the disappearance of a submersible observing the wreckage of the Titanic. We also learn why it's called a submersible and not a submarine. Also: Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni meets Emmanuel Macron in Paris and an AI chatbot called AI Jesus is popular with users of Twitch. Finally, we find out why romance novelists are ditching the tall, dark handsome hero in favour of sweet "cinnamon roll" men.
Visual artist Olowu Ife is using augmented reality (AR) to breathe life into his pieces, experimenting with different mediums to carve a niche in Nigeria’s art scene.
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Five years ago, reports of sexual harassment and assault in Bollywood sent shockwaves through the industry. But numerous women have told DW that little has actually changed.
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Did you know that in Anglophone Cameroon, schoolkids don't wear uniforms? It's to avoid being identified by attackers. Also, they don't attend school on Mondays. Our teen reporter, 16-year-old Lum Precious, speaks with her peers in the first episode of GirlZOffMute from Cameroon. They appeal to President Paul Biya to act immediately so that kids no longer fear being attacked on their way to school.
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