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Latest update : 2014-04-04

Afghanistan's democratic transition marred by rampant corruption and electoral fraud

Saturday some 13 millions Afghans will be asked to pick their next president among 11 candidates. For the first time the country transitions from one democratically elected leader to another. The winner's biggest challenge will be dealing with Taliban attacks as NATO forces withdraw after more than 12 years of war. But with rampant corruption, vote rigging and the recent surge in violence, internal and external observers wonder how legitimate this poll will be.

By Sylvain LEPETIT , Patrick LOVETT

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2016-06-27 India

Drug dealers of hope: Activists fight for access to life-saving Hepatitis C cure

Hepatitis C, a liver disease, causes approximately 500,000 deaths every year. Luckily, there is a miracle cure patented by the American pharmaceutical giant Gilead. But for most...

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2016-06-23 UK

Like it or not, immigration is Brexit's central topic

Immigration seems to be the most contentious topic in today's so-called "Brexit" referendum in the UK. A record number of people arrived in the UK in 2014, although bringing...

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2016-06-22 UK

Brexit could lead to second Scottish independence referendum

With just one day to go before the UK's referendum on EU membership, we head to Scotland. Party leaders there support the "Remain" camp, and polls suggest most Scots will vote to...

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2016-06-21 Mayotte

French island of Mayotte on verge of collapse

The Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has been a department of France since 2011, but locals feel abandoned by the country's central authorities. After more than two weeks of...

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2016-06-20 France

French city near Spanish border offers safe haven for refugees

To mark World Refugee Day, we take a look at a city in the French Basque country that's taken a pro-active stance in providing support to refugees, mostly Syrians, who have fled...

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