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Latest update : 2017-09-21

Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

During Burma's half a century of military dictatorship, the country's Buddhist monks became one of the main pillars of non-violent protest against the junta. But in the last few years, as Burma has begun inching towards more democracy, Burmese Buddhism has witnessed the emergence of "radical Buddhists" within its ranks.

Monks with an ultranationalist agenda have no qualms calling for violence against those that they accuse of threatening Burma's national identity, especially the Muslim Rohingya minority. While ongoing military operations in Burma's Rakhine State have caused 400,000 Rohingyas to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh, France 24's Clovis Casali takes a closer look at these ultranationalist monks and how they are reaching an ever-growing audience in the Burmese population.

By Clovis CASALI , Charles DUPOIZAT

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Sophie ANSEL

Journalist & Co-author of "First they erased my name - Biography of a Rohingya”

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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 high-stakes 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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2017-12-08 Senegal

Marine pollution around Dakar reaches critical levels

In Senegal, despite the country's hundreds of kilometers of coastline, a recent report on marine pollution is likely to put you off going for a swim. The ocean around the Dakar...

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2017-12-07 Tunisia

Franco-Tunisian leads efforts to combat desertification

Like many other countries, Tunisia is faced with increasing desertification. Yet public awareness remains limited. Sarah Toumi is a young Franco-Tunisian who's been on Emmanuel...

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2017-12-06 sex abuse

Miami's camp for convicted sex offenders

In Miami, a local law prohibits convicted sex offenders of living within 800 metres of anywhere where children congregate, such as schools, libraries and parks. As construction...

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