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Falsified election cards in DR Congo, fed up Moroccans and angry hockey fans in Vancouver

This week our Observers tell us about minors being given election cards in DR Congo, how King Mohammed VI’s constitutional reforms stand up to Moroccans’ demands for change, and how Canadian hockey fans don’t like to lose.

STORY 1 : RD Congo

We begin today in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country's gearing up for only its second national election since emerging from years of war in 2003. Organizing this election is a huge logistical challenge. With just five months to go, officials still have to register several million voters. The opposition worries there isn’t enough time to check the new registrations, and sys it could lead to widespread voter fraud.

We head to Katanga province, in the south. With our Observer, who uses the pseudonym Philippe.

STORY 2 : MOROCCO

Now to the uprisings that are transforming the Arab world - or at least parts of it. In Morocco, the protests that started on February 20th have been known as the Quiet Revolution. They've faced much less repression than in other countries, although that's started to change in recent weeks. Now, the King has agreed to consider giving more of his power to the elected parliament. He's asking the people what they want - in a referendum.

We head to Rabat, the capital. With our Observer, a student who's a member of the February 20th Movement.

STORY 3 : CANADA

We finish this week in Vancouver, Canada. It's a beautiful, clean-living city, with parks full of joggers and smiling families. So when drunken hockey fans went on a rampage after losing the Stanley Cup, the locals were not pleased.

Vancouver is our last stop. With our observer Chris Walts.



 

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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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