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Latest update : 2010-06-14

Internet Pioneers Lead the Way

A blog created in 2008 in Kenya has become a worldwide sensation: Ushahidi - 'testimony' in Swahili- is a free software that collates information sent in by the public. Any one can text or email about a crisis, catastrophe or during an election. Information is gathered on maps that are accessible online. It made the headlines recently, during the Haiti earthquake, which saw some victims rescued thanks to texts and reports published in real time.

By Stéphanie Braquehais

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

In many countries, the prison system has become synonymous with overcrowded cells, derelict infrastructure, and repeat offenders - with jails sometimes depicted as little more...

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2018-05-17 France

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. In France, five years after the legalisation of same-sex marriage, homophobia seems to be getting...

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2018-05-16 Europe

Workers or servants? Au pairs are vulnerable to exploitation

This week a British court is due to deliver a verdict on the murder of Sophie Lionnet, a 21-year-old French au pair allegedly tortured and killed by her host family in London....

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2018-05-15 Africa

30 years on: Who killed anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September?

In 1988, the anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September was assassinated in central Paris. She was the representative of Nelson Mandela's African National Congress in France and...

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2018-05-10 France

Aboard the Hermione, a former French warship bearing a message of peace

The Hermione is a 47-metre-high, 65-metre-long replica of the frigate that left French waters in 1780, taking the young Marquis de Lafayette to America where he would help George...

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