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Latest update : 2012-10-04

The case of Michel Thierry Atangana

French businessman Michel Thierry Atangana has spent the past 15 years behind bars in Cameroon. In 1997 he was accused of embezzling public funds, put on trial without a lawyer and sentenced to 15 years in jail. A court in the capital Yaoundé will soon decide if he can walk out of prison a free man or remain in his cell for another 15 years. For Mr Atangana’s family, lawyer and many observers of Cameroonian politics, both his trials were purely political.

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2017-09-25 Poland

Judicial reforms: Polish government on collision course with EU

Poland’s president has unveiled new proposals for an overhaul of the country’s judicial system. For the European Union, the proposals serve as critical pointers of whether Warsaw...

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2017-09-22 Germany

'Generation Merkel' yearns for continuity and stability

It's common for young people to vote against the status quo in elections. But that's not the case in Germany. The so-called "Merkel Generation" have only known one German...

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2017-09-21 Burma

Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

During Burma's half a century of military dictatorship, the country's Buddhist monks became one of the main pillars of non-violent protest against the junta. But in the last few...

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2017-09-20 Asia-pacific

Are universities in Pakistan becoming a breeding ground for terrorism?

In recent years in Pakistan, a growing number of students from prestigious institutions have taken part in terrorist attacks. Unlike students from madrassas, which are under...

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2017-09-19 Americas

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting Olympics

A state of "financial calamity" was declared in Rio de Janeiro just before it hosted the August 2016 Olympic Games. Salaries for public servants went unpaid and funding was...

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