18 Dec 2021
In this edition of Encore!, the king of African pop Youssou Ndour speaks to us about his new album "Mbalax", in which he goes back to his roots. We also talk about the quest to award UNESCO World Heritage status to Congolese rumba. Plus, we visit a Paris exhibition where 20 artists explore the African philosophy known as Ubuntu – a concept embodied by the likes of Aimé Césaire, Fela Kuti and Nelson Mandela.
South Korea edged Nigeria in extra-time to seal their spot in the FIFA U/20 Men’s World Cup semi-finals on Sunday in Santiago del Estero, Argentina.
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The biggest war in Europe since 1945 has prompted several countries to try to speed up their integration with the West. Those include Ukraine itself but also nations in the western Balkans, as well as Moldova and Georgia, which has been knocking on NATO's door for many years. The former Soviet Republic applied for EU membership in March 2022, although it has not yet been given candidate status.
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A major effort to identify bodies has begun in India's eastern Odisha state as the death toll from Friday's railway disaster climbed to 288. A high-level investigation into the accident is underway.
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As intense heat becomes more frequent, the Middle East will see a rise in heat-related deaths. Even though the region lags in public health planning, experts say it has a lot to teach us about surviving extreme weather.
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In an attempt to dissuade people from attending an opposition march ahead of elections, Poland's governing PiS party released a video showing images of the Auschwitz death camp. Observers say the move could backfire.