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July 2023 saw the third edition of a fashion competition in Paris called Africa Fashion Up. It aims to give a platform to young, up-and-coming African talent. Five designers from across the continent presented their collections at the Musée du Quai Branly, as they celebrated local craftsmanship with a global appeal. The winner, Aristide Loua, is an Ivorian who lived in France before returning to his home country, where he spent two years reacclimatising before embracing fashion. FRANCE 24 went to meet him and the other designers.
This week we're at the 2023 annual MEDEF meeting, where the largest employers' federation in France gets leaders of the country's business community together to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead – one of them being the transition to a green economy. A world leader when it comes to waste treatment and solutions is French group Veolia. Its CEO Estelle Brachlianoff told FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin about the solutions that waste can provide when it comes to energy.
As the first-ever Africa Climate Summit kicks off on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, some representatives in attendance are wondering whether the political elite will match their words with meaningful action.
Federal prosecutors are looking to indict President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, before the end of the month. The indictment could serve a blow to Biden's presidential campaign.
China has ramped up a months-long online disinformation campaign in response to Japan releasing treated radioactive water from the Fukushima power plant into the ocean. A video appearing to show the nefarious impact of the discharged water is going viral. But it is fake and has been debunked by AFP fact-checking, as Emerald Maxwell explains.
We look at reactions from the local press after Mexico's governing and opposition parties nominate female candidates ahead of next year's presidential election. Also: Great Britain is not so great as the British weeklies deplore the "crumbling" state of the country. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi raises eyebrows with references to "Bharat", not India, in state-issued G20 invitations. Finally, find out what your favorite coffee beverage says about your personality!
Talk about unexpected U-turns. And it is that José Peseiro is back like he never left as a head coach of the Super Eagles. And of course, that conversation is there for the taking alongside a preview of the all-important games against São Tomé and Príncipe on Sunday.
Military coups are resurging in Africa. A phenomenon that once plagued the continent. There have been over 70 coups in Africa since countries on the continent gained independence from colonial rule. Here are the African countries currently being led by military juntas.
A video of Kilian Mbappé seemingly being told off at school created an online storm, spreading far and wide when it was posted to X, formerly Twitter, at the end of August. But it is in fact AI-generated. Its creator tells us how and why he made the video, and how he lost control of it, once it started going viral.
Nigeria made their debut at the recent Invictus Games. Dismissed by critics as a cynical, expensive spectacle, the Games are a chance for participants suffering from physical and psychological trauma to exchange ideas.
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Ursula von der Leyen used the biggest speech in the EU calendar to go to bat for green industry, sounding like a European Commission president with an eye on a second term. Some listeners missed new climate ambitions.
In the US, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says the House of Representatives will open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden. That's a long-shot effort to remove the Democrat from office after two impeachments of former Republican president Donald Trump. The focus is on Biden's youngest son, Hunter, and allegations of corruption in business dealings as Catherine Viette explains.
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Climate change is disrupting China’s tea industry. The country is the world's leading producer of tea leaves, but this year, spring harvests fell by 20%, according to official figures. What’s more, the taste of the national beverage is also changing – the consequences of last summer’s drought. Lou Kisiela, Antoine Morel, Yan Chen and Yena Lee bring us this report from Hangzhou, China.
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The use of artificial intelligence in game development is expected to increase tenfold in the next few years. What does this mean for game creators and players?
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A bus carrying employees from a diamond mine in Limpopo reportedly collided with a lorry. Road safety is a critical challenge in South Africa, despite the country's advanced road infrastructure.
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Azerbaijan launched an "anti-terrorist" operation in the Armenia-backed breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Baku's government said a truce and talks were contingent on the enclave's unconditional surrender.
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The parents of Marie, a 15-year-old French teenager, have pressed charges against TikTok after their daughter committed suicide in 2021. They believe that by sharing a flow of videos about suicide to Marie, who suffered from low self-esteem, the platform pushed her to take her own life. FRANCE 24's Science reporter Shirli Sitbon looks at ways a new French bill could tackle negative algorithms and online bullying.