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Latest update : 2012-07-19

Is the Thai government turning a blind eye to modern slavery?

Of the hundreds of thousands of Burmese migrants arriving in Thailand looking for work and a better life, not all of them are lucky enough to succeed. Too many are caught in the net of human traffickers and sold into slavery, ending up on fishing boats or on construction sites. There's no protection for them, least of all when they fall sick and need help the most. The Thai government stands accused of doing nothing about these allegations of human rights abuse.

By Pierre Vaireaux , Cyril PAYEN

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2017-07-27 French politics

Teething problems for French President Macron's party

President Emmanuel Macron's "La République En Marche" party is having its first teething problems, as it transitions from a grassroots movement to France's most powerful...

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2017-07-26 Americas

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Brazil has the highest proportion of so-called "mixed race" people in the world. Yet only 13% of people aged 18 to 24 in that category are enrolled at university. Back in 2012,...

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2017-07-25 Africa

Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

The last few weeks have seen a rise in attacks by Al-Shabaab Islamists along the Kenya-Somalia border. One area particularly affected is the county of Lamu, where 18 people have...

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2017-07-24 Africa

How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

Amid the ongoing international AIDS conference in Paris, we take a closer look at efforts being made to fight the disease. In its report published last week, UNAIDS revealed that...

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2017-07-21 Middle East

Iraq's Mosul: Rebuilding a city fractured by sectarian mistrust

The battle for Iraq's second city of Mosul is officially over and the Islamic State group is defeated, according to the army. But the city is still seeing sporadic suicide...

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