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Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

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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 : 2012-12-12

The European Union, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

The European Union has been presented with the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo. It was awarded in recognition of how the 27-member bloc has helped transform a divided post-war Europe into a peaceful and united continent. Yet some feel the EU is not a worthy recipient, complaining that it manufactures and exports weapons, while others blame it for the economic woes of their country.

By Pauline GODART , Kate WILLIAMS

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2017-05-29 Africa

Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan

For the past four years, South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been torn apart by civil war. Two tribes are fighting each other, and their soldiers burn and steal any...

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2017-05-26 Africa

The battle against illegal fishing in West Africa

The oceans off West Africa are teeming with life. Fish is a staple of many diets in the region and accounts for the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands in countries like Senegal...

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2017-05-25 Middle East

Life after IS group: Young Iraqis learn to live together in Kirkuk

How do you rebuild a country deeply divided by years of war? That's the question the people of Iraq need to answer. Divisions have been exacerbated by the violence of the Islamic...

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2017-05-24 Europe

Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

The Doñana National Park in southern Spain is a UNESCO world heritage site. The park is the largest nature reserve for migratory birds in Europe. But this fragile ecosystem is...

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2017-05-23 Asia-pacific

A lifeline for women facing domestic violence in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the government of Punjab province has announced it will open 36 centres to protect women who are victims of violence. It's a first in a country considered to be one...

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