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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 : 2013-01-03

Taliban fighters lay down their arms for love and peace

In late 2010, NATO launched a peace and reintegration programme for Taliban fighters, in a bid to weaken Afghanistan's insurgency before foreign troops pull out. The scheme aims to give war-weary Taliban rebels a chance to peacefully surrender their weapons. In exchange, the fighters are given partial amnesty, a Koran and $360 over three months. So far the programme has had mixed results, though it's been relatively effective in Western parts of Afghanistan.

By Vikram Singh , Sylvain LEPETIT

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2018-04-23 Cameroon

Tramadol: Cameroon’s low-budget opioid crisis

Today’s Focus report takes us to Cameroon where we look at a growing addiction to opioids. Readily available on the black market, one of the most abused substances, Tramadol, is...

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2018-04-20 Asia-pacific

Pashtun Protection Movement speaks up against extrajudicial killings

Some 30 million Pashtuns live in Pakistan - that's around 15% of the country's population. Partly because most Taliban members are Pashtun, the word "Pashtun" has, for many...

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2018-04-19 Middle East

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

For years, Lebanese citizens have been dealing with the consequences of bad waste management. This is especially visible in the capital Beirut and the heavily urbanised coastal...

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2018-04-18 Americas

Video: A look back at the Castro years in Cuba

A new chapter is beginning in Cuba, with the country's National Assembly meeting to elect a new president. Raul Castro is stepping down from his position as head of state after...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Andalusia, the gateway to Europe for cannabis

More than 70% of cannabis in circulation in Europe transits through Andalusia, in southern Spain. The drug is transported from Morocco on speedboats across the Strait of...

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