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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 : 2016-02-25

Video: Iranians seek improved livelihoods ahead of elections

In Iran, President Rouhani is hoping to obtain a majority in Friday’s parliamentary elections in order to carry out his reforms. The lifting of international sanctions mid-January, following the historic nuclear deal, promises to bring a breath of fresh air to the country's economy. The government expects growth of 5 percent next year. But Iranians themselves are hoping to see a concrete impact on their daily lives, as they told our correspondents in Tehran.

>> On France24.com: Iran’s elections: The players, the games, the stakes

A programme prepared by Yong Chim and Laura Burloux 

By Mariam PIRZADEH , Christopher MOORE , Mahmoud HAMEDI

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Azadeh KIAN

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2018-04-23 Cameroon

Tramadol: Cameroon’s low-budget opioid crisis

Today’s Focus report takes us to Cameroon where we look at a growing addiction to opioids. Readily available on the black market, one of the most abused substances, Tramadol, is...

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2018-04-20 Asia-pacific

Pashtun Protection Movement speaks up against extrajudicial killings

Some 30 million Pashtuns live in Pakistan - that's around 15% of the country's population. Partly because most Taliban members are Pashtun, the word "Pashtun" has, for many...

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2018-04-19 Middle East

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

For years, Lebanese citizens have been dealing with the consequences of bad waste management. This is especially visible in the capital Beirut and the heavily urbanised coastal...

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2018-04-18 Americas

Video: A look back at the Castro years in Cuba

A new chapter is beginning in Cuba, with the country's National Assembly meeting to elect a new president. Raul Castro is stepping down from his position as head of state after...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Andalusia, the gateway to Europe for cannabis

More than 70% of cannabis in circulation in Europe transits through Andalusia, in southern Spain. The drug is transported from Morocco on speedboats across the Strait of...

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