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Ivory Coast faces uphill battle against counterfeit medicine

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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

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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2016-12-09 Africa

Ivory Coast faces uphill battle against counterfeit medicine

In Ivory Coast, the trafficking of fake and contraband medicine is a serious public health problem. Up to 40% of medical products bought in the country are picked up on the...

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2016-12-08 Middle East

Video: Iraq's 'Golden Division' troops in the battle for Mosul

An exclusive report from our journalists Matthieu Mabin and Noreddine Bezziou, who have been embedded with the Iraqi anti-terrorism forces on the frontline in Mosul. It has been...

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2016-12-07 Africa

Ghana votes in tight presidential race

Ghanaians are heading to the polls to elect a new president. The incumbent, John Dramani Mahama, is running for a second term and says he has a "very good" chance of winning....

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2016-12-06 South Korea

Park's presidency hanging by thin thread

Park Geun-hye's days as South Korea’s president appear to be numbered right now. Every weekend, for more than a month, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets...

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2016-12-05 Italy

Italy's rural south welcomes refugees with open arms

The year 2016 is shaping up to be a record year for the arrival of asylum seekers in Italy. Since January, around 170,000 have arrived on the shores of the peninsula including...

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