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Latest update : 2013-01-23

Algeria kidnapping crisis: the investigation continues

The hostage crisis in Algeria is now over, but what have we learned about the terrorists who instigated it? Who was involved, other than known jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, and where did they come from? Of the 32 hostage takers, only three were Algerian - so who were the others?

By Antoine MARIOTTI , Charlène Pelé

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2014-11-27 France

Thiaroye, a dark chapter in France and Senegal's common history

Senegalese "Tirailleurs" were soldiers from France's West African colonies who served in the French army in both World Wars. In 1940, many were made prisoners by the Germans who...

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2014-11-26 Ukraine

One year on, what has Maidan changed in Ukraine?

Ukraine recently marked one year since the start of the Maidan protests that ultimately toppled Viktor Yanukovich. Since then, fresh elections have been held. The association...

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2014-09-26 France

Americans in Paris

Last report in our series celebrating Paris's rich cultural diversity: natives of both the North and South of the American Continent now call Paris home. They've brought with...

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2014-11-25 violence against women

Working with offenders also key to ending domestic violence

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we bring you a report on how France is trying to stamp out what remains an all-too-common form of...

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2014-11-24 Tunisia

The growing frustration of Tunisia's jobless graduates

Tunisia's Prime minister has described Sunday's elections as a "ray of hope" for the Arab Spring countries. However hope is in short supply for many of Tunisia's unemployed. The...

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