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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 : 2012-09-17

President Hollande promises to revamp energy sector

French president François Hollande has promised to make major changes to the energy industry during his term of office. At a conference on Friday, the Socialist said he would bring forward the closure of France's oldest nuclear reactor in Fessenheim and cut the level of nuclear energy that goes to make up the country's power supply. Environmentalists have welcomed the plans, which will also get the wind and solar power industries back on their feet - but how does Hollande intend to pay for it?

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2017-12-15 Africa

The challenges awaiting the new leader of South Africa's ANC

After a decade in power, marred notably by corruption allegations, South Africa's Jacob Zuma is set to hand over the leadership of his ruling ANC party to either his ex-wife,...

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2017-12-14 Europe

Video: Future of Irish border still a thorny Brexit issue

As EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss moving on to the next stage of Brexit talks, we focus on the thorny issue of the UK's border with Ireland. Despite last week's...

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2017-12-13 Africa

Niger's Agadez: Pearl of the Sahara turned migrant hub

Niger's desert city of Agadez has long been at the heart of migration routes. Once home to camel caravans, Agadez is now one of the primary transit points for migrants hoping to...

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2017-12-12 Europe

Spain's Tagus river is drying up

As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, we bring you a report from Spain, which has been in the grip of drought since 2014. One of the consequences is the plight of the...

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2017-12-11 Americas

USA: Voters speak out ahead of Alabama Senate race

On Tuesday December 12, an election for a US Senate seat will take place in the state of Alabama. Despite credible claims of sexual misconduct from at least a dozen accusers, the...

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