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Latest update : 2012-12-14

Forced labour camps to be forced off the agenda?

It's one of the most criticised elements of China's justice system. The Re-education Through Labour (RTL) camps were introduced in 1958 under the regime of Mao Zedong and continue to be used this day. 2,000 people are currently known to be held inside them. They're controversial because prisoners can be sent there for up to 3 years without trial. In recent months, the Chinese government has been forced to promise it will look into reforming the system.

By Duncan HEWITT , Baptiste FALLEVOZ

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

The Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

In January, Tunisia saw a week of protests as people voiced their anger over unemployment and corruption. The country is often held up as an example of one which survived the...

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2016-02-12 Senegal

Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

With Saint Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we decided to take a look at some modern-day Romeo and Juliets, couples who are in love but faced with enormous obstacles.

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2016-02-11 Ireland

Ireland is back in business

Ireland's strong economic recovery will be the main backdrop to the country's general elections on February 26. After five years in power, Prime Minister Enda Kenny's...

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2016-02-10 France

A look at France's efforts to boost patriotism and social cohesion

The French government wants to boost patriotism and social cohesion among the young following the November terror attacks. It's part of a bid to counter radicalisation by...

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2016-02-09 tourism

Morocco sees drop in tourist numbers

Unlike its neighbours, particularly Tunisia, Morocco has been spared terrorist attacks in recent years. The last one was five years ago. But tourist numbers are still down.

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