The Chinese media call it the "African Village". Lüjiazhuang is located in the south of Beijing and 10% of its villagers have now moved to Africa. They want to avoid the instability of contracts and salaries in China, no matter what the risk. However, after a recent series of abductions in Sudan and Egypt, the issue of protecting Chinese nationals in dangerous regions abroad has become more urgent. Joris Zylberman, Shang Ming and Xander Yang report.
Right across Europe, socialists and social democrats have suffered a series of electoral setbacks, culminating in the German SPD's recent debacle. We ask why the left has failed so spectacularly to take advantage of the economic crisis.
Pakistan is said to be close to buying three French submarines, but negotiations are unfolding in a context of suspicions of corruption linked to a previous submarine sale, said to be linked to the Karachi bombing of 2002.
France 24 looks at the chaotic situation in Manila after tropical storm Ketsana hit the Philippine capital bringing with it the heaviest rain in more than four decades. At least 140 people have been reported dead, officials say.
Angela Merkel has swept to a second mandate as German Chancellor, this time securing a majority with her favoured coalition partner, the pro-business FDP, as the Social Democrats paid the price of an uncomfortable partnership with the CDU.