Covid-19, home deliveries: France's restaurant culture in peril
The Covid-19 pandemic has inevitably taken a heavy toll on France's restaurants. Although some have developed innovative ways of selling their dishes while respecting social distancing rules, most are worried about the huge rise in food deliveries and the advent of "dark kitchens", which cook food for delivery only. The recipes are easy to make and the cost of production is low. Traditional restaurant owners, worried that "dark kitchens" will eat away at their market share, slam an "Amazonification of hospitality". FRANCE 24's team reports.
Exclusive: Wole Soyinka on religious practices and commercialisation of arts and culture
In an exclusive interview with The Guardian, Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, discussed the country’s state of literature, religious practices, commercialization of arts and culture.
Baba Imuleru: Watch Matthias Aragbada teach culture with animation II The Process
On The Process this week, Matthias Aragbada talks about how he uses animation to teach culture.
14th Headies Award: What the celebrities wore
Social media is buzzing, all thanks to photos of celebrities arriving at Eko Hotel, Lagos for the 14th edition of The Headies Awards. Bovi, Chike, Iyabo Ojo, Nancy Isime, Niniola, Sound Sultan, Deyemi Okanlawon, Laycon, Tobi Bakre and other music lovers, are part of the exclusive group of people joining the showcase physically due to COVID-19 restrictions. Themed ‘XPLORE’, this year's edition aims to beam the spotlight on the new tribe of musicians who are pushing the Nigerian and African culture through their music. Viewers and music lovers from all over the world can catch the live show on all Headies’ social media platforms and HipTV.
Culture vs Covid: The film world awaits the final credits on Covid-19
As part of our week-long series about how the arts are dealing with Covid-19, Eve Jackson speaks to the award-winning, Chinese-born, New York-based filmmaker Nanfu Wang, who won the jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival two years ago for "One Child Nation". She presented her film "In the Same Breath" at this year's virtual festival. It draws parallels between misinformation about the pandemic in China and America. Also on the programme, film critic Lisa Nesselson and film producer Marc Missonnier discuss how film-loving France is continuing to support the industry like never before.
Culture vs Covid: The TikTok revolution at France's Versailles Palace
We all need a bit of cheering up at the moment, so as part of FRANCE 24's week-long series on Covid vs Culture, in this edition we're talking about some of the positive ways the arts are fighting back in the Covid-19 era. One of them is how France's most traditional cultural spaces are getting down with the kids on TikTok.
Breaking the echo chamber: Divisions, culture wars and how to end them
In France, 28 percent of people get their news from social networks and almost half of those under 35s say it’s their main source of information. An information revolution – but there’s a downside to it too. Internet giants like Google and Facebook use algorithms to tailor future results just for you, in line with your past clicks and "likes". That means we end up trapped in our own personal filter bubbles - with all future results weighted to be in line with what each of us already likes or agrees with.
AU warns of ‘terrible’ consequences if Africa miss out on Covid-19 vaccine, LASU hikes tuition by 168% for new students and more
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
The Gerewol Festival | Arts & Culture
An ancient courtship ritual in which Wodaabe tribesmen dress up and wear makeup to attract a wife or a lover, the Gerewol festival in Chad is an extraordinary spectacle.
Is government moving to regulate Social Media?
The Nigerian government is making plans to regulate the use of social media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, and several laws-makers at different levels are talking about a pending bill explaining that responsible journalists have nothing to fear as the government’s intention was not to gag the media but to restore sanity to the nation’s airwave.