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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 : 2017-09-15

Violent youth gangs spread terror in Abidjan

In Ivory Coast, violent youth gangs are spreading terror across the economic capital Abidjan. For several weeks now, these groups of delinquents - some as young as ten - have gone on the rampage, staging brutal and sometimes deadly knife and machete attacks. With an inadequate response from authorities, exasperated residents are taking matters into their own hands, and lynchings are fast becoming commonplace. Our team in Abidjan reports.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Florence Viala.

By Sarah SISSMANN , Marie DEMARQUE , Leanne de Bassompierre , Mélodie AISSI

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Emmanuel DUPUY

President, Institute for Prospective and Security Studies in Europe

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2017-11-20 Africa

From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

Mauritania is being invaded by typha, a thick type of plant that has sprung up and is growing all over the North African country, destroying other species and even forcing people...

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2017-11-17 Emmanuel Macron

France's newest political party accused of 'old' methods

Six months after becoming France's youngest ever president, Emmanuel Macron is facing signs of rebellion and frustration from within his own party. Some 100 members, including...

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2017-11-16 Africa

Why Anglophone separatists want independence in Cameroon

Over the past year, dozens of people have died in Cameroon fighting for the independence of an English-speaking area of the country, known as Ambazonia. Now their supporters are...

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2017-11-15 Middle East

Middle East: Gaza's armed groups, a sticking point in Fatah-Hamas reconciliation

The process of reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas, is reaching a critical stage. Hamas is soon to hand over control of Gaza to the...

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2017-11-14 Europe

Video: Is Italy seeing a resurgence of fascism?

Authorities in Italy are concerned about a growing number of extreme right-wing groups who admire WWII-era leader Benito Mussolini and are nostalgic about his fascist regime. At...

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