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China's gold rush: firms exploiting Ghanaian resources

Foreigners prospecting for gold isn't new in Ghana. But a new wave of Chinese companies appear to be exploiting the country's resources: more and more of them are becoming involved in the shadowy world of clandestine gold mines, that skirt mining regulations in Ghana. Some farmers have lost their farm lands to Chinese mineral exploitation, without any compensation.

By Jody JENKINS , Emmanuelle SODJI

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2016-09-30 Venezuela

Lawlessness and lynchings in Venezuela

Venezuela is descending into chaos. In the midst of a worsening economic crisis, the police have not been paid and looting is now commonplace as people become increasingly...

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2016-09-29 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's national unity government faces political deadlock

As part of a power-sharing deal agreed back in 2014, Afghanistan's government was supposed to introduce several ambitious reforms before its two-year anniversary this Thursday....

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2016-09-28 Algeria

Will France repatriate its collection of 19th century Algerian skulls?

Today we report on a little-known chapter of the French conquest of Algeria: the Algerian fighters shot and beheaded in the mid-19th century for resisting French colonialism....

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2016-09-27 civil rights

Video: 'Buy Black' movement gains momentum in US

In the US city of Atlanta, the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of residents have started a "Buy Black" movement, inspired by the civil rights struggle. These...

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2016-09-26 Libya

FRANCE 24 exclusive: The last stand for Libya’s Oil Crescent

While filming a report about a militia leader allied with the internationally recognised Libyan government in Tripoli, FRANCE 24 journalists witnessed the takeover of a key oil...

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