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Latest update : 2014-05-28

Rwanda's Iwawa Island: Rehabilitation centre or training camp?

Iwawa is a small island within Lake Kivu in western Rwanda, right next to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Officially it's a rehabilitation centre for young drug addicts, who check themselves in to get clean and learn skills such as carpentry. But some say it’s a prison, and even a training camp for fighters sent to quash rebellions in Congo. Our correspondents Hannah McNeish and Thaïs Brouck managed to get inside and see for themselves.

Programme prepared by Narimène Laouadi and Elise Duffau.
 

By Thaïs BROUCK

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2018-07-17 Charlotte PRUDHOMME

Is French oak under threat?

Is French oak under threat? Around a third of France is covered with forests, and the country is the largest oak producer in the EU. But as international demand soars, the...

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2018-07-16 Sylvain LEPETIT

Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

Although the World Cup in Russia only just ended, interest has already turned to the competition’s 2022 host: Qatar. The nation’s reputation has already been tainted by...

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2018-07-13 Middle East

How sports therapy is helping wounded Syrians

In the northern Syrian city of Idlib, where many civilians have fled amid the ongoing bloodshed, one physical therapist with his team of volunteers is using football to treat...

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2018-07-12 Shirli SITBON

Paris synagogue bombing case remains unsolved, 38 years on

On October 3, 1980, a bomb exploded in front of a Paris synagogue, killing four people and injuring dozens more. The attack sent shockwaves across the country. The sole suspect -...

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2018-07-11 Europe

Video: Humanitarian corridor to Italy brings hope to Eritrean refugees

Amid the hardline approach to immigration from Italy's new government, we look at one initiative giving refugees safe and legal passage to Europe. A group of Italian NGOS have...

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