Will Afghanistan be economically viable when the NATO-led coalition force leaves? Despite the challenges, many Afghans have managed to launch their own companies, with varying degrees of success. Our reporters travelled to Herat, the country’s third-largest city and industrial hub.
In 2012, France 24 brought you dozens of great reports: Caught in the crossfire in Colombia; a story of hope for democracy in Burma; the fading American dream in Las Vegas; the revival of "made in France". Wherever news was breaking, France 24 was there. We take a look back at some of this year's highlights.
From Iraq to Egypt, from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, attacks on Christians in majority Muslim countries are on the rise. In the face of growing Islamic radicalism, Christians are struggling to find their place. Some are raising the alarm, while others believe dialogue is still possible.
For the past few months, the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec has been gripped by a tale of corruption involving public officials and the construction industry. The mayors of Montreal and Laval have been forced to resign because of graft on their watch. A public inquiry, known as the Charbonneau Commission, has been set up to look into the scandal.
The Romanian town of Ramnicu Valcea has become the world capital of internet fraud. Young hackers, specialised in ripping off naive customers, evading police forces all over the world. Our reporter went to meet them.