With just one month to go before the US presidential election, France 24 went to Tennessee, one of the most conservative states in America. Our reporters met the Americans who will be voting for Mitt Romney on November 6th.
From heroin and opium to barbiturates, cough syrup and painkillers, three out of four young people in Punjab are drug addicts. Over the last few years, the number of private detox centres has exploded. In some districts, pharmacies outnumber grocery stores. Why are drugs such a problem in this state, one of the richest in India?
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, more and more Chinese citizens have settled in Siberia, looking for new opportunities. France 24's reporters went to Blagoveshchensk, where one of the oldest Chinese communities in Russia is well-established, but where some Russians are very much uneasy with the Chinese presence.
Georgia’s forthcoming parliamentary elections are dividing the country. A bitter campaign is pitching the coalition of Mikhaïl Saakachvili, the current pro-western president, against that of multi-millionaire Bidzina Ivanichvili, a businessman often described as being close to Moscow. In the middle is a divided electorate. Our reporters went to meet them.
For months, sporadic protests against the regime in Khartoum have been systematically put down. Like thousands of other Sudanese citizens, Rudwan Dawod is demanding freedom and democracy for his country. Rudwan was arrested, tortured and charged with terrorism. Though later acquitted, he's since been forced to live in exile. France 24 witnessed his struggle - an uphill battle with no happy end in sight yet.