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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 : 2016-04-08

No suprises expected in Djibouti presidential poll

In Djibouti, some 187,000 voters are eligible to vote in presidential elections on Friday April 8. The current head of state, Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has been in power since 1999, is seeking a fourth consecutive term. Nicknamed "IOG", he looks set for a comfortable re-election win against a divided opposition. Our correspondents report.

Djibouti, a small country in the Horn of Africa, is pampered by its international partners because of its strategic position at the entrance to the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. It's here that France, the former colonial power, has set up its largest military base abroad. The US and Japan also each have a base, while China is set to build one by the end of 2017.

Considered a stable partner, the Djiboutian authorities are nevertheless accused by human rights organisations of gagging the press and making life difficult for opposition parties. FRANCE 24's Duncan Woodside and Thaïs Brouck report from Djibouti.

A programme prepared by Phoebe Lanzer Wood and Elise Duffau.

By Duncan WOODSIDE , Thaïs BROUCK

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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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2018-07-10 FRANCE 2

Is autism becoming an asset in the workplace?

In California, companies are recruiting more and more people with autism, particularly those with Asperger syndrome. Their specific skills are increasingly sought after in...

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2018-07-09 Access Asia

Parallel justice: How India's traditional councils are failing women

In India, traditional councils made up of village elders - known as Panchayats - have no judicial power but wield immense influence in local communities. Their role is being...

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