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16 Jan
Sejnane, in Bizerte governorate north-west of Tunis, is famous for its unique pottery style and colours. Crafted mainly by women artisans, the pottery exhibits intricate Berber detail through a unique fabrication method. It is made of all-natural elements and does not contain any chemical components.
2 Dec 2021
Sufi whirling is a form of dancing that dates back to the 12th or 13th century. This mystic tradition emphasises the inward search for the divine. Not many women practice the dance in public but we're joined in the studio by one of them, Rana Gorgani. She tells us more about this unique form of dance.
21 Nov 2021
In France, brasseries are an institution. They offer simple, tasty dishes in the style of traditional home cooking. Brasseries were born more than a century ago with the "bouillons" of Paris. Today, their decoration has changed little, but their success is still intact. FRANCE 24 gives you a taste of this timeless constant in French gastronomy, from Paris to Lyon via Saint-Tropez.
15 Nov 2021
Somali artisan Muse Mohamud Olosow carefully sorts through a huge pile of camel bones, discarded by a slaughterhouse in Mogadishu, selecting pieces that he will carve into jewelry and ornate beads used by fellow Muslims while reciting prayers. To Olosow's knowledge, he is one of just four artisans in his country of 16 million people who work with the bones of camels.
9 Sep 2021
England manager Gareth Southgate says some traditions are worth protecting as FIFA propose to hold the World Cup every two years, though concedes the game needs to evolve and be 'forward-thinking'.
15 Aug 2021
In the lush green fields of Egypt's fertile Delta Valley, farmers and artisans are struggling to make a living as they keep alive the Pharaonic-era tradition of making papyrus.
26 Feb 2021
On The Process this week, Matthias Aragbada talks about how he uses animation to teach culture.
19 Feb 2021
As the sun rises over Arbil's historic bazaar, shopkeepers sweep their stoops and eagerly await the "istiftah" -- the first customer of the day, believed to be a good omen. The first customer of the day gets to name his or her price for the goods or service being purchased, without the usual process of haggling and compromise that is quintessential to street markets.
4 Feb 2021
Brazilians celebrate Yemanja, goddess of the sea, in Salvador, Brazil. The tradition normally attracts thousands of people, but with the pandemic only a few assisted in the ceremony this year, this time dedicated to Covid-19 victims.
29 Jan 2021
Champ and Major Biden play on the South Lawn of the White House after they moved into the presidential mansion with President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden.
16 Jan 2021
This week, French Connections explores an important tradition that rolls around once a year in January: one that has survived the Middle Ages, the French Revolution and two World Wars. We're talking about a cake fit for kings. Where does France's "galette des rois" come from? And what's the deal with the bean inside? We take a closer look.
10 Jan 2021
Charred vehicles set on fire as part of the New Year’s Eve festivities are piled up at an impoundment lot, in the French city of Strasbourg, where around 60 vehicles were burned despite the curfew. Traditionally in France, hundreds of cars and motorcycles are set ablaze to usher in the new year.

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