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Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

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'Catturandi' elite police garners support in rounding up Sicilian mafia

The days when the Mafia ruled Sicily could soon be just a memory. The Catturandi are an elite police force with the sole objective of rounding up members of the mob, many of whom have been on the run for years. The officers are all local to Sicily and their dedication to the job has won the hearts of residents and gained their support in hunting down Mafia criminals.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

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2016-02-12 Senegal

Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

With Saint Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we decided to take a look at some modern-day Romeo and Juliets, couples who are in love but faced with enormous obstacles.

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2016-02-11 Ireland

Ireland is back in business

Ireland's strong economic recovery will be the main backdrop to the country's general elections on February 26. After five years in power, Prime Minister Enda Kenny's...

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2016-02-10 France

A look at France's efforts to boost patriotism and social cohesion

The French government wants to boost patriotism and social cohesion among the young following the November terror attacks. It's part of a bid to counter radicalisation by...

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

The Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

In January, Tunisia saw a week of protests as people voiced their anger over unemployment and corruption. The country is often held up as an example of one which survived the...

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2016-02-09 tourism

Morocco sees drop in tourist numbers

Unlike its neighbours, particularly Tunisia, Morocco has been spared terrorist attacks in recent years. The last one was five years ago. But tourist numbers are still down.

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