In Mahachai, an industrial zone south of Bangkok, half a million Burmese people work in the fishing industry. But most have no papers and make easy pickings for organised crime. Held against their will and forced to work at sea for months on end, they are treated cruelly by their captors. France 24’s Cyril Payen brings you an investigation into this new form of human slavery.
Norway appears to be steering clear of the global financial crisis. FRANCE 24’s reporters take a closer look at this resilient economy, bolstered by its sovereign wealth fund and its extensive oil and gas resources.
The Somali capital, Mogadishu, has turned into a battle zone between Islamist insurgents and Somali troops, with African Union and AMISOM peacekeeping troops caught in the crossfire. FRANCE 24 followed one of their convoys.