Doing Your Bit: Eco-friendly soap from Cape Verde
13 March 2022 | 4:55 pm
Inventor and environmentalist Carlos Silva wants to help protect the environment by producing cosmetic products free of perfumes and artificial preservatives.
14 Jul 2020
In the early to mid-2000s, as UK Garage* began to morph into different genres like Dubstep and UK Funky, Birmingham native Mike Skinner established The Streets in the British charts thanks to his savvy production and astute depictions of the lives of young Brits. "Let's Push Things Forward" or "Fit But You Know It" became mini-anthems in themselves while other tracks like "Dry Your Eyes" pulled on many a heart string.
15 Jul 2020
In Germany, a young designer is transforming plastic trash into durable tiles that look like real marble. By using heat and pressure she mimics the natural processes that create rocks in the first place.
13 Nov 2020
On the island of Santiago, a Capeverdean government project provides two neighboring and isolated rural communities with renewable energy free of charge. In total, 15 homes were equipped with photovoltaic kits. Residents are already feeling the impact of the arrival of electricity in their lives. Can this innovation prevent young people from leaving for the cities?
5 Dec 2020
Nigerian artist Olalekan Olasekan doesn't want to see trees being cut down and wood being wasted. His art draws attention to the animals and insects losing their habitats through deforestation.
2 Jan 2021
Germany has banned the sale of fireworks for this New Year's Eve. Might this be a chance to look for more sustainable alternatives to pyrotechnics?
16 Jan 2021
Cape Verdean inventor and environmentalist Carlos Silva wants to help protect the environment by producing cosmetic products free of perfumes and artificial preservatives.
19 Feb 2021
Two young Cape Verdeans turn used glass bottles and leftover PVC piping into vases and lamps for homes, bars and restaurants. And this is just the beginning of their "recycling with style".
23 Mar 2021
In Cameroon, an entrepreneur is turning unused banana and plantain stems into biodegradable paper packaging products. The idea cuts down on both deforestation and harmful plastic waste.
10 Apr 2021
Young Cape Verde entrepreneur Edmara Cunha uses her artistic flair to give the traditional ragdoll a new look — and her business acumen to help pay for her studies.
7 May 2021
A project in Nigeria is promoting sustainability and combating climate change through organic farming practices. Instead of chemicals they are showing people how to make and use organic alternatives.
21 May 2021
Cape Verde's Santiago island is filled with stray street dogs and cats. But a group of youngsters are taking matters into their own hands to vaccinate, neuter and look after the animals.
19 Jun 2021
Although they've never been to Cape Verde, siblings Jayla and Troy Pina will represent their mother’s home country at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Troy, who’s 22, will compete in the men's 50m freestyle; Jayla, who’s 16, will compete in the women's 100m breaststroke. Together they form the first Cape Verdean swimming team to compete in the Olympics.
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In 2020, Thai youth sparked the largest wave of anti-government protests since the 2014 military coup. But human rights activists say persecutions and systematic harassment have weakened the pro-democracy movement.
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We take a look at some of the independent features in the sidebar sections of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us about Philippe Faucon’s "Les Harkis", which is screening in the Director's Fortnight selection. Set in 1959, it shines a light on the Algerian men who were enlisted to fight for the French Army in units known as Harkis and explores the repercussions they faced as a newly independent Algeria emerged from a deeply traumatic war of independence.
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Boris Johnson has again threatened to break post-Brexit agreements with the EU as victorious Sinn Fein accuses him of pandering to the DUP, which is blocking the formation of a government after recent elections.
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Lionel Messi’s agents have denied reports he has an agreement to become player-owner of Inter Miami CF. Messi has long been linked with a move to the MLS side once he decides to leave his current side, PSG.
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In an interview with FRANCE 24, former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko expressed concern over the fate of the Ukrainian soldiers evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in the eastern city of Mariupol, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin should "never" be trusted. Ukrainian authorities say the fighters have been taken to areas under the control of Russian forces or pro-Russian rebels and will be exchanged at a later date for Russian prisoners.
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They say life imitates art. But in the case of Volodymyr Zelensky, art seemingly predicted life. He went from an acting role as Ukranian leader to a highly admired, real-life wartime president. How to explain such widespread appeal? What does he have that other leaders seem to lack? Régis Genté and Stéphane Siohan are the authors of one of the first French biographies of Volodymyr Zelensky. They joined us for Perspective.