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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-03-23

Beijing tackles worst drought in decades

China has deployed 7,000 technicians, funnelled off 14 billion cubic meters of water, dug thousands of wells and sent silver iodide into the air to cause rain. It's all in an attempts to stave off the extreme dry spell that's crippling the country's agricultural industry. There hasn't been any rain for 150 days, meaning it's China's worst drought for decades.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Hervé Carriou , Baptiste FALLEVOZ

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2017-05-29 Africa

Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

For the past four years, South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been torn apart by civil war. Two tribes are fighting each other, and their soldiers burn and steal any...

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2017-05-26 Africa

The battle against illegal fishing in West Africa

The oceans off West Africa are teeming with life. Fish is a staple of many diets in the region and accounts for the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands in countries like Senegal...

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2017-05-25 Middle East

Life after IS group: Young Iraqis learn to live together in Kirkuk

How do you rebuild a country deeply divided by years of war? That's the question the people of Iraq need to answer. Divisions have been exacerbated by the violence of the Islamic...

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2017-05-24 Europe

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

The Doñana National Park in southern Spain is a UNESCO world heritage site. The park is the largest nature reserve for migratory birds in Europe. But this fragile ecosystem is...

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2017-05-23 Asia-pacific

A lifeline for women facing domestic violence in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government of Punjab province has announced it will open 36 centres to protect women who are victims of violence. It's a first in a country considered to be one...

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