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19 Dec
Nigerian Designer and Entrepreneur, Tosan Ideh replicates artefacts like Nigeria's famous Benin Bronzes onto fashion accessories that he hopes will promote the country's cultural heritage as well as turn profits.
11 Nov
France is returning artworks acquired in colonial times to Benin. Germany is also open to restitutions. How are other European countries addressing the issue?
6 Nov
Nigerians welcomed the return of a bronze sculpture from Cambridge University College on Wednesday (October 27) that was looted by British troops in 1897, setting a precedent that could pressure other institutions to return stolen artefacts to Africa. "We should be celebrating this, it should not be kept silent. This is part of our cultural heritage, we now have it," said Pius Reis, CEO of Black Innovations Africa.
3 Oct
For a century, the French town of Saint-Amand-Montrond, in the central Cher department, was the capital of gold. As France's third-biggest centre for manufacturing gold jewellery after Paris and Lyon, the town of 10,000 inhabitants was best known for its hollow-link gold chains. Today, few goldsmiths remain but the local vocational school is busy training up the next generation of jewellers. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover it.
19 Jun 2021
The Nazis destroyed a unique German-Jewish cultural heritage. Historian Julius H. Schoeps discusses different projects aiming to commemorate forgotten personalities.
5 Apr 2021
Her traditional hand and face markings a sign of her Inuit pride, Seqininnguaq Lynge Poulsen is part of a new generation of Greenland youths seeking a new cultural identity, with an eye on independence one day.
26 Feb 2021
On The Process this week, Matthias Aragbada talks about how he uses animation to teach culture.
29 Sep 2020
When was the last time you set foot in a theatre, a museum or on a heritage site? The answer will probably be a pretty long time ago, with coronavirus keeping many of those cherished places shut or on limited capacity opening. The recent European Heritage Days have given us a reminder of how this continent prides itself on this rich heritage, but a report by heritage organisation Europa Nostra indicates that jobs, institutions and even landscapes could be at risk of disappearing if the culture sector does not get more help. We discuss this with our panel of MEPs.
11 Mar 2020
Anthony Joshua brags about his Nigerian heritage while speaking at Commonwealth Day service
4 Jun 2019
Over the click-clack of the loom, Niphon's family laments the lack of apprentice weavers at his Bangkok silk shop, as modernity lures young Muslims away from a trade their community has dominated for generations.
26 Mar 2017
Once a flourishing community, only a handful of Egyptian Jews, mostly elderly women, is all that remains in the Arab world's most populous country, aiming at least to preserve their heritage.

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4 hours ago
Intelligent, dedicated, magnetic and beautiful are just some of the words that have been used to pay tribute to the French actor Gaspard Ulliel, who has died after a skiing accident in the Alps. Known for portraying the young Hannibal Lector and the fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, his tragic death at 37 has shocked the film world. In this show we look back at some of his previous films and interviews with the FRANCE 24 team.
4 hours ago
In a special edition, we're focusing on a significant global trend; the ongoing decline in birth rates. In 2017, research by the University of Washington found an ongoing decrease in fertility rates globally meant almost every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century and that 23 nations – including Spain and Japan – could see their populations halve by the year 2100.
4 hours ago
On January 13, in the first European trial against a high-ranking Syrian regime official, a former senior intelligence officer was sentenced to life in prison in Germany for crimes against humanity. Former head of interrogation at a detention centre in Damascus, Anwar Raslan was found guilty on 4,000 counts of torture and the murder of 27 detainees, less than a year after one of his subordinates was convicted by the same German court. It’s been a long road to justice for victims and their lawyers tracking down former torturers who have settled in Europe since 2013.
5 hours ago
The prestigious campus of the Cité Universitaire Internationale in Paris is a gateway to the City of Lights for students from around the world. It's made up of a patchwork of international residences – including the Hellenic Foundation, a little slice of Greek history in the French capital. Our reporters take us on a guided tour.
5 hours ago
At least 16 people have died in a fire at a disco in an upmarket district of Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, the government says. The disaster comes as the country hosts the AFCON football tournament.
5 hours ago
With its majestic fortress surveying the- land below, Jodhpur embodies all the splendour of Rajasthan, the land of kings in northwestern India. Founded in the 15th century, the mythical city is also nicknamed the Blue City because of the many houses that proudly display the colour. They are painted and repainted in blue every year, according to an ancestral tradition. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.