They descend into the hellish conditions of a volcano, inhale toxic fumes, and carry their bodyweight in sulphur ore - all for $3 a day. This is the plight of the miners of Kawa Ijen in Java, who toil at one of the last mines in the world to employ such methods. Our report takes you into the choking atmosphere of a working day unthinkable for most of us.
The trial of Youssouf Fofana, leader of the "Barbarian gang" accused of kidnapping, torturing and killing a young Jewish man, Ilan Halimi, is to start on April 29. FRANCE 24 visited the housing estate near Paris where Halimi was held captive.
Almost 20 years after the end of apartheid, townships are still reminders of the segregation in South Africa. But society is slowly changing, and some township residents are now escaping to achieve their dreams of success.
As civilians in Afghanistan pay a high price for the fighting between the Taliban and Western forces, FRANCE 24's reporters went to the southern provinces of the country to discover what their living conditions are like.
Iranians flocked en masse to celebrate thirty years since the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the Shah's regime. But unlike their elders, some young Iranians seized on the occasion to go for a hike, taking their hookah pipe with them.
FRANCE 24 reporters were able to follow Marc Ravalomanana's eventful last days as president of Madagascar and Andry Rajoelina's subsequent accession to power. The 34-year-old former DJ is now the youngest head of an African state.