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A show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from our Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris. Saturday at 10.15 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-06-15

This week: Refugees in Sudan's Abyei, rebel celebrations in Yemen and an Afghan 'djihad-gangsta'

In this week's show, our Observers tell us about the situation of refugees in the disputed Sudanese region of Abyei. They also celebrate the apparent departure of Yemen leader Ali Abdallah Saleh, and make fun of Afghanistan's 'gansta djihadis'.

Presentation: Derek Thompson. Editorial team: Julien Pain, Lorena Galliot, Ségolène Malterre, Sarra Grira, Peggy Bruguière.


We begin today in south Sudan... or north Sudan... depending on how you look at it. The two territories are due to split next month, with the Christian south becoming independent from the Muslim north. But with just weeks to go, there's one area they're still fighting over - the border zone of Abyei. The area's rich in oil, and water, which is important for the local cattle farmers. Tens of thousands of people have fled the fighting. The people of Abiyeh are supposed to be holding a referendum on their future, but it's been delayed - indefinitely. We head to Agok, just south of Abyei.

OBSERVER: Laura Heaton for the NGO Enough Project.


Now to Yemen, where protesters have been celebrating the departure of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh. He went to Saudi Arabia after being wounded in an attack on his compound. His government says he's coming back, but the protesters hope he doesn't. The country's second-biggest city, Taiz has been a center of protests - and repression by Saleh's allies. People there were overjoyed to hear he'd left the country, but had a rude reminder that his allies are still in place.

OBSERVER: Ahmed Abbas Al Basha in Taiz, Yemen.


We head to Afghanistan now... and the work of an American-Afghani artist. He was born in the US, to Afghani parents, but moved to Afghanistan eight years ago, to try to help the country rebuild after years of war. His latest work focuses on corruption ... specifically on the former mujahideen freedom fighters, who he says, have become corrupt fat cats lining their pockets as they run the country. His work has not gone down so well in his new home.

OBSERVER: Amanullah Mojadidi, in Kabul, Afghanistan.



2016-11-26 Greece

A racist attack in South Africa is exploited by political parties, and migrants describe the appalling conditions of camps in Greece

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2016-11-19 Togo

Armed militia hunts down migrants on Bulgarian border and an inventor in Togo builds a 3D printer from electronic waste

In this week's show, we investigate the armed nationalist militia stalking the Bulgarian border and 'hunting' groups of desperate migrants. Then to Togo to meet an ingenious...

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2016-11-12 Iran

US rapper takes on sexual harasser, and Iranians use king's anniversary to protest

A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.

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2016-10-29 Haiti

How Haitian migrants are undertaking a Latin American odyssey to reach the US, and meet the Malian techie digitalizing ancestral traditions

We take a look on the new migration route that Haitians are taking to reach the United States: a winding, perilous odyssey that leads them through up to a dozen Latin American...

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2016-10-22 Ghana

The attack of the magpies in Australia and viral videos of the Ghanaian presidential election

This week, our Observers start by telling us the terrifying story of the magpies that are attacking cyclists in Australia. Then, we take a look at the surprising images of the...

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