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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 : 2015-12-04

Ghana's battle against deforestation

Ghana has one of the highest rates of deforestation in Africa: the UN estimates around 2% of forest cover is lost every year. There have been nationwide and local efforts to try to reduce tree depletion and prevent the country's arid north from turning into desert.

But as our reporter Katerina Vittozzi found out, a lack of funds has pulled the plug on many of these projects. Meanwhile, for some impoverished communities in those areas, chopping down trees is their only means of survival.

A programe prepared by Patrick Lovett and Laura Burloux

By Katerina VITTOZZI , Mark NAFTALIN

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Atse M. YAPI

Senior Consultant, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)

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2018-02-22 France

'It's a jungle out there': Sleeping rough in the City of Lights

The result of a tally of homeless people in Paris last week counted at least 3,000 people sleeping rough in the capital. The French government is being critised for not sticking...

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2018-02-21 Europe

Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training schemes

Italy is one of Europe's main arrival points for migrants, but processing each asylum request can take up to two years. That's a long period of forced idleness for asylum...

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2018-02-20 Africa

Inside the murky business of cobalt mining in DR Congo

Cobalt is an essential component of batteries for smartphones and electric cars. Around 60% of it comes from just one country, DR Congo – and most of the metal is exported to...

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2018-02-19 Europe

What's behind Germany's steep drop in juvenile crime?

One in five prison beds in Germany are empty. The figures from German juvenile offenders' institutions are even more striking: the rate of youth crime fell by half between 2007...

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2018-02-16 Africa

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

In eastern Africa, you can now reliably take the train from Ethiopia's capital to neighbouring Djibouti. The new railway line - built and paid for by China - went into operation...

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