YouTube hit Alephia 2053 brings dystopian animation to Middle East
30 April 2021 | 11:12 am
With more than 8 million views on YouTube since its launch on 21 March, Alephia 2053 offers Middle Eastern viewers a taste of homemade dystopian animation. The film tells the tale of an uprising against a dictatorship in a fictitious state.
19 Feb 2020
With Dawn of Thunder set for release in 2020, Nigeria could get its first animated feature highlighting the growth in the country's animation industry. Funding and manpower are major challenges but animation studios continue to produce animated projects despite different disappointments.
20 Mar 2020
American video-sharing platform, YouTube has launch YouTube Music and YouTube Music Premium in Nigeria. The video platform announced that YouTube Music is free but supported by advertising. While YouTube Premium is a paid streaming subscription service that provides advertising-free streaming of all videos hosted by YouTube, exclusive original content produced in collaboration with the site's creators.
23 Mar 2020
The action will be taken to prevent the internet from collapsing due to the coronavirus outbreak. Netflix spokesperson, via statement Google spokesperson, via statement EU officials had previously asked users to stop streaming high definition video to prevent the internet from breaking.
15 Jun 2020
In just one month, farmer Nubia Gaona and her boys, David and Alejandro, have gone from being a traditional rural family living in the mountains of central Colombia -- taking care of chickens and pigs -- to being YouTubers with nearly 150,000 followers, with video tips for confined city residents that have been shared tens of thousands of times.
28 Jun 2020
The Annecy Animation Film Festival in south-eastern France has one of the best settings of any cultural event in the world. The biggest gathering of cartoon lovers on the planet was due to celebrate its 60th birthday this year with prestigious guests, premieres and a spectacular programme that paid tribute to African animation. The party may be postponed because of Covid-19, but the festival has found an alternative way to exist online.
1 Dec 2020
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10 Dec 2020
The video streaming giant will remove all new content that alleges widespread fraud changed the outcome of the US election.
6 Jan 2021
Nigerian animation film, Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters (LBMM), recently hit the screens in a bid to promote indigenous storytelling and diversify Africa's largest film industry, Nollywood. The movie is set in the heart of the country’s first discovered oilfield site Oloibiri, and tells the tale of a self-indulgent girl who learns to navigate the intricacies of unconventional friendships and personal growth with the help of mythical creatures.
13 Jan 2021
Google-owned YouTube temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's account. The online video service said there was a "potential for violence" and that the account suspension would initially last seven days.
26 Feb 2021
On The Process this week, Matthias Aragbada talks about how he uses animation to teach culture.
17 Mar 2021
This week, we're focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of France's influencers. On YouTube, TikTok, blogs and Instagram, they count their followers in the millions. However, France's "content creators" are still in the process of exploring all the potential of their virtual sway. In this show we see how brands and marketing teams are actively harnessing this grassroots power. We also see how influencers are being included in political campaigns. Finally, we check out the online trends to look out for from social media stars in the future.
31 Mar 2021
Police found the fugitive hiding in the Dominican Republic after recognizing his tattooed arms in a series of cooking videos. Authorities said "the love of Italian cuisine" made it possible for them to track him down.
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An Alabama ban on the provision of gender-affirming medication for minors has been blocked by a federal judge. Transgender rights have become a bone of contention for right-wing Republicans.
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The war in Ukraine is having a drastic impact on Africa. Prices for wheat, gas and gasoline are at record highs. Crisis regions could see things get worse than they already are.
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The Ukrainian resistance in Irpin played a key role in holding off the Russian advance on the capital Kyiv during the first few weeks of the war. But the middle-class commuter town paid a heavy price. More than 300 civilians were killed and tens of thousands fled. Now, more than a month after the Russian withdrawal, residents are beginning to return to try to rebuild their lives. Reconstruction is slowly getting under way, but an estimated €800 million is needed to build new homes. FRANCE 24's Nadia Massih, Bastien Renouil and Raïd Abu Zaideh report from Irpin.
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Known as the burial place of Achilles, the barren Black Sea rock has become the site of fierce combat between Ukraine and Russia. Snake Island has strategic and symbolic importance dating to the Soviet era.
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Mali's military junta has announced it will be exiting a multi-national military force tackling an insurgency in West Africa's Sahel region.
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People in Germany consume an average eleven kilos of chocolate each per year. But few think about the conditions under which cocoa beans are farmed. Child labor has been a problem for decades. But why? And what can be done about it?