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Back to school for Ivorian students - or is it?

Ivory Coast's universities are re-opening their doors, a year and a half after disputed presidential elections forced them to close. The country descended into violence as Ouattara and Gbagbo supporters fought over the election results and many educational establishments were shut down. Two thirds of university teaching staff were accused of supporting Gbagbo and were arrested or fled. But now the colleges have been completely revamped and are ready to start lessons - but will they?

By Maureen Grisot

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2014-08-27 refugees

Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees’ European odyssey

Italy's financial and fashion capital Milan has become an established transit point for refugees, especially for those escaping the brutal civil war in Syria, who make their way...

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2014-08-26 unrest

Far-right ‘Russian Jihad’ fighters cross into Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Moscow has repeatedly denied sending troops or weapons to help the...

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2014-08-25 racism

USA: Beyond Ferguson

For the past two weeks, France 24 correspondents Philip Crowther and Stanislas de Saint Hippolyte have been reporting on the outburst of anger in Ferguson, Missouri after an...

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2014-08-22 environment

Lifting the veil on China's air pollution

In China's major urban centres, air pollution can sometimes reach alarming levels. Faced with the rising discontent of many city dwellers, the Chinese government has vowed more...

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2014-08-21 economy

Republicans block Obama's bid to hike minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage remains a key point of contention in the US. President Obama wants to bring it up to $10.10. This might seem like a win-win situation: earn more, spend...

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