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Latest update : 2011-11-28

The mysterious Mr Kabila

Joseph Kabila was the world's youngest head of state when he became president of the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006. This year's election is only the second in the war-torn four decades following the country's independance, but Joseph Kabila says another term in office will help him ensure the Congolese economy is on the right track.

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2018-02-22 France

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2018-02-21 Europe

Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training

Italy is one of Europe's main arrival points for migrants, but processing each asylum request can take up to two years. That's a long period of forced idleness for asylum...

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2018-02-20 Africa

Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

Cobalt is an essential component of batteries for smartphones and electric cars. Around 60% of it comes from just one country, DR Congo – and most of the metal is exported to...

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2018-02-19 Europe

What's behind Germany's steep drop in juvenile crime?

One in five prison beds in Germany are empty. The figures from German juvenile offenders' institutions are even more striking: the rate of youth crime fell by half between 2007...

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2018-02-16 Africa

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

In eastern Africa, you can now reliably take the train from Ethiopia's capital to neighbouring Djibouti. The new railway line - built and paid for by China - went into operation...

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