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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 : 2017-02-21

Migrant crisis: How Italy is training Libyan coast guards

In a bid to crack down on human trafficking in the Mediterranean, the European Union and Libya are working together. As part of the EU's operation Sophia, officers in the Libyan coast guards are being trained by Italy to intercept and rescue migrant boats near the Libyan coast before they reach international waters. Our correspondents followed part of their training sessions, which include lessons on human rights.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Florence Viala.

By Natalia MENDOZA , Charlotte DAVAN-WETTON

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Mattia TOALDO

Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations

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2017-12-15 Africa

The challenges awaiting the new leader of South Africa's ANC

After a decade in power, marred notably by corruption allegations, South Africa's Jacob Zuma is set to hand over the leadership of his ruling ANC party to either his ex-wife,...

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2017-12-14 Europe

Video: Future of Irish border still a thorny Brexit issue

As EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss moving on to the next stage of Brexit talks, we focus on the thorny issue of the UK's border with Ireland. Despite last week's...

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2017-12-13 Africa

Niger's Agadez: Pearl of the Sahara turned migrant hub

Niger's desert city of Agadez has long been at the heart of migration routes. Once home to camel caravans, Agadez is now one of the primary transit points for migrants hoping to...

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2017-12-12 Europe

Spain's Tagus river is drying up

As world leaders discuss climate change in Paris, we bring you a report from Spain, which has been in the grip of drought since 2014. One of the consequences is the plight of the...

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2017-12-11 Americas

USA: Voters speak out ahead of Alabama Senate race

On Tuesday December 12, an election for a US Senate seat will take place in the state of Alabama. Despite credible claims of sexual misconduct from at least a dozen accusers, the...

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