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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 : 2014-05-29

The huge cost to Africa in money transfer fees

For many the end of the month means pay day, time to pay bills, taxes or rent... But for thousands of emigrants who have left families behind - there is a responsibility to send money back home to loved ones. And for African migrants, it's a huge burden as they are currently forced to pay hefty transfer fees. Our reporters, Katerina Vittozi in Ghana and Alix Bayle in London, compiled this report.

By Katerina VITTOZZI , Alix BAYLE

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2017-03-28 Europe

Video: Putin building bridge from annexed Crimea to mainland Russia

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2017-03-27 Marine Le Pen

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2017-03-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

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2017-03-23 Asia-pacific

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