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27 Nov
In January 2017, an all-female orchestra from Afghanistan performed for world leaders at the World Economic Forum, a symbol of just how far the country had come since the dark days of the Taliban. Viola player Zarifa Adiba was just 18 years old when she led that orchestra in Switzerland. Her memoir, which has just been published in French, is an extraordinary account of how music offered her a chance to show herself, her family and the world what Afghan women are capable of. She joined us for Perspective and told us about her fears for Afghan women and girls, now that the Taliban are in charge once again.
16 Oct
Meet the Cape Verdean boxing champion Walter Barros who is using his love of sport to help young people stay away from violence and crime.
9 Oct
While the coronavirus pandemic has had a "significant" impact on children and adolescents' mental health, it is "just the tip of the iceberg," says UNICEF.
3 Oct
In Finland’s eastern village of Enonkoski, there are two young men for every young woman – a phenomenon that affects many rural areas in the Nordic country. A lack of jobs and colleges in smaller towns are pushing young women to move to bigger cities, while the men often stay behind in manual jobs. Many have had to get used to village life without women of their age around. Some authorities are now beginning to look for ways to draw female youth back.
29 Sep
Young people's hopes of saving the planet from climate catastrophe are the subject of a large event in Milan at the moment. The Youth4Climate summit is aiming to summarise ideas from youngsters ahead of the COP26 summit next month. One of those attending is Neeshad Shafi from Doha, Qatar. He's already been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy and is the co-founder of the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar. He spoke to us for today’s Perspective.
28 Sep
As the sun sets, seven young Taliban turn in a circle on the bank of the Arghandab River, singing and dancing in traditional Afghan style. The scene would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, when the hardline Islamist group were first in power and banned music outright. But these younger Taliban do listen to music -- even if most of it is religious.
4 Sep
With gender-based violence on the rise in Uganda's capital Kampala, and public safety resources overstretched, a Ugandan startup has developed an inconspicuous device to call for help when in danger.
1 Sep
Bolaji Balogun, a man who is determined never to stay idle. He goes back and forth every day trying his best at work like every man who wants to put food on the table and a roof over his head will do. This is the story of a hard-working young Lagosian pushing cart to make ends meet inside the popular spare-part Ladipo market in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.
5 Aug
Social media users in Ghana are joining together under the hashtag #FixTheCountry to put pressure on the government. The movement has left cyberspace and taken to the streets.
17 Jul
The financial crisis caused by the pandemic has left young graduates with limited job prospects. Experts say it could take years for the job market to make a full recovery.
21 Apr
Fronted by 20-year-old Neola Pereira, the dancing flash mob swings into action, campaigning to save a threatened wildlife reserve -- part of a growing, youth-led environmental movement rattling Indian authorities.
1 Apr
From a converted storeroom on the roof of his mother's Seoul apartment, Kim Min-kyo plays video games for up to 15 hours a day -- and makes a fortune from the thousands of fans watching him. Livestreamers, known as "Broadcast Jockeys" or BJs in South Korea, are hard-wired to the digital infrastructure of youth culture. They entertain for hours with an interactive mishmash of chat, gaming, dance, music, eating, getting drunk or even just sleeping. Top livestreamers enjoy subculture celebrity among teens and 20-somethings, who consider them more relatable than traditional media stars.

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44 mins ago
The United States is the only developed economy without any national policy on paid parental leave. American lawmakers have recently made efforts to pass mandates on parental and family leave, but the legislation is likely to be blocked in partisan bickering. “It has immense benefits” says Richard Petts, Sociology professor at Ball State University, to journalist Kate Moody. “It's really a can't miss policy”.
1 hour ago
Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, saddled with around $300 billion in debt, has been struggling to meet interest payments on its loans. If it collapses, some of its partner firms could be driven to bankruptcy, prospective homebuyers could lose deposits and some banks would lend less money, which would lead to a credit crunch in the world's second-biggest economy. Property developers in China have in fact created an oversupply: there is enough empty property in the country to house more than 90 million people. FRANCE 24's team reports.
1 hour ago
The neoliberal FDP will be the smallest party in Germany's new government but it has landed key ministries and the all-important finance chief job. How much influence will the Free Democrats really have in the end?
1 hour ago
NATO said there would be "consequences" for Russia if it launches an invasion of Ukraine. Russia, meanwhile, warned the West to stear clear of Moscow's "red lines."
2 hours ago
French fashion businesses here in France tend to go one of two ways: either they fail, or they thrive, before being bought up by a powerful luxury group. But some companies do manage to resist that fate – weathering economic crises, the challenges of a globalised economy and now the pandemic, all on their own. So how exactly do they do it and what makes them tick? We went to meet independent shoemakers Arche in the Loire Valley and Paris-based Weston to find out.
1 day ago
The governing body of women's tennis took the decision after Peng made an allegation of sexual abuse against a Chinese official. WTA chairman Steve Simon said he worried about player safety at tournaments in China.