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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 : 2016-10-12

Humane slaughterhouses have a beef with industrial meat production

In this edition we look at how meat-loving France is facing up to animal abuse in its food chain. In recent months, several slaughterhouses have been named and shamed for mistreating animals after video footage was circulated by activists. Our reporters have been to a smaller-scale abattoir in Burgundy that wants to prove it is possible to treat animals with respect and still be cost-effective. The region will also soon be home to France's first mobile abattoir.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Laura Burloux and Claire Pryde.

By Karim YAHIAOUI , Alexandra RENARD , Emerald MAXWELL

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Leopoldine CHARBONNEAUX

Director of CIWF France (Compassion in World Farming)

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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?

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2018-02-16 Africa

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

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2018-02-15 Europe

Why Italian graduates are choosing life on the farm

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