13 October 2019 | 11:57 am
There’s plenty of room for optimizing when it comes to men’s fashion. Let’s start with accessories, and where the stylish gent keeps his laptop and lunchbox. Gerhard Elfers says there’s more to a manbag than a leather briefcase.
23 Apr 2017
Women in Nigeria make a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and household products like baskets for sale.
7 Jul 2017
A design student from London is turning shredded plastic bags into skateboards using a heated pressing machine in a bid to keep them out of landfill.
28 Aug 2017
Kenyans who produce, sell and even use plastic bags will risk imprisonment and fines in the world's toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution.
31 May 2018
11 years after arraignment an FCT high court in Gudu has sentenced former Taraba state governor Rev. Jolly Nyame to 14 years imprisonment.
26 Sep 2018
U.S. fashion group Michael Kors has agreed to buy Versace in a deal valuing the revered designer at $2 billion including debt, the companies said on Tuesday.
5 Oct 2018
President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina says being recognised by the Nigerian Defence Academy is an inspiration for him to do more.
17 Oct 2018
Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Lotuff Leather creates handcrafted leather goods with their team of twenty two employees. One of their most complicated bags, the Triumph Briefcase, requires a multitude of skill sets to create; from leather working, to painting, to hand-stitching.
10 Dec 2018
Founding chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has bagged a lifetime/outstanding award on anti-corruption.
1 Feb 2019
In 2008, Rwanda banned single-use plastic bags. Despite this plastic in many other forms is still being used and distributed everyday. Yet the bag ban has sparked many other new recycling ideas.
13 May 2019
The minister has proposed a ban in Germany similar to those in place in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Gerd Müller said that the issue was crucial to mankind's survival.
29 May 2019
Nigeria's Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, bags new degree from 'PMB School of Good Governance'.
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In the US, a small number of Patriotic Millionaires has banded together to demand the government tax the rich. They say tax revenue is the fuel the country runs on. Meet an American multimillionaire in Georgia who'd gladly pay his fair share.
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Kenyans are just hours away from heading to the polls for a general election. They will choose governors, MPs and a new president, marking the end of Uhuru Kenyatta's nine years in office. Also, as grain exports from Ukraine slowly resume, we take a closer look at fertiliser, another product from the region that Africa depends on. Finally, Chad's military government and more than 40 opposition groups sign a deal to launch national peace talks later this month.
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FRANCE 24 sat down with Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's deputy prime minister and minister of digital transformation. The ministry was created in 2019 because President Volodymyr Zelensky had promised that Ukraine would be a pioneering e-government. Since the Russian invasion, digital transformation has been put on a "war footing", Fedorov said. He told FRANCE 24's Gulliver Cragg about several projects: a chatbot that allows people to send information about the movements of the Russian army, a joint project on drones with the Ukrainian military, as well as the use of artificial intelligence for facial recognition. The latter includes identifying slain Russian soldiers and informing their families via social media.
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UN investigators have said there is growing evidence of crimes against humanity in Myanmar since last year's military coup. The team said it had compiled documentary evidence of the junta's crackdown on dissent.