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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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2016-12-05 Italy

Italy's rural Basilicata welcomes asylum seekers with open arms

In Italy, 2016 is shaping up to be a record year for the arrival of asylum seekers. Since January, around 170,000 have arrived on the shores of the peninsula. Among them women,...

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2016-12-02 Europe

Video: Far right at the gates of power in Austria

Austria's far-right candidate Norbert Hofer gets another shot at becoming president in a second-round vote on Sunday after a May election was annulled by the constitutional court...

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2016-12-01 Middle East

Iraq: Embedded with Shiite militias fighting to retake town of Tal Afar

Our reporters in Iraq have been following Shiite militias who are fighting alongside the regular army. Their current mission is to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul,...

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2016-11-30 France

Suspects under house arrest in France protest their innocence

France’s state of emergency imposed in the wake of last November’s terror attacks is still in place today. The measure gives police and state officials special powers to take...

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2016-11-29 Europe

What is the secret behind Germany's baby boom?

For almost ten years, Germany has been trying to boost its low birth rate by implementing one of the world's most expensive family policies. These measures are beginning to show...

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