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Nigeria: One Hundred Days and Counting

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Hunger in a fertile land...

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Gaza: children caught up in the conflict

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Latest update : 2012-05-17

Security is nationalised in Afghanistan - but will expats feel any safer?

Eighteen months after Hamid Karzai vowed to shut down private security firms in Afghanistan, it's finally happening. By July, all security contracts will have been handed over to the Interior Ministry-owned Private Protection Force, or APPF. Despite the upcoming deadline, many foreign companies still haven't made the switch. Poorly trained and barely equipped, the new guard force is perceived as an additional security threat to expats, already working in an increasingly hostile environment.

By Maeva BAMBUCK

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2014-07-22 Germany

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Calm, efficient, successful... Pick a stereotype about Germany and it seems to be holding true right now: their football national team just won the World Cup, their economy is...

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2014-07-23 Senegal

Hunger in a fertile land...

In Senegal a series of bad harvests mean the government and international organisations have been forced into distributing food aid. The aid helps farmers during the lean times,...

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2014-07-21 environment

Overfishing and the global appetite for bluefin tuna: can Tokyo turn the tide?

For years environmentalists have been sounding the alarm: the global appetite for bluefin tuna is pushing the species to the brink of extinction. Japan, the world’s number one...

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2014-07-17 Gaza Strip

Israel-Gaza conflict: US civil society divided over who to support

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas is provoking strong reactions all over the world. In the US, there's a war of words between some...

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2014-07-18 Qatar

Barcelona's mosque project controversy

Over 2 billion euros to buy Barcelona's bullring La Monumental - that's what's being offered by the Emir of Qatar to turn the now empty venue into a giant mosque, the third...

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