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Latest update : 2018-03-03

Video: Libyan city of Benghazi dreams of a brighter future

Benghazi is on its knees. Libya’s second-largest city is struggling to recover from four years of war between jihadist militias and the self-declared "Libyan National Army" led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Some 40 percent of the eastern port city was destroyed in the fighting. FRANCE 24’s Eric de Lavarène and Thierry Trelluyer report from Benghazi.

When jihadists fled the Libyan city of Benghazi last year, they left behind a minefield – both literally and metaphorically. Today, shops are reopening and life is returning to normal but the fear is that it could all fall apart again.

But locals are determined to rebuild their hometown and are showing boundless energy. Engineers, doctors and music teachers are among those who have volunteered to help the army rid the city of explosives. After four years of conflict, all they want is peace. Our reporters went to meet them.

As foreign journalists, our reporting in eastern Libya was supervised by the authorities. In Libya, one thing that has not changed is that journalists are not free to move around as they wish.

By Eric DE LAVARÈNE , Thierry TRELLUYER

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2018-08-03 Africa

Video: Super Mama Djombo, Guinea-Bissau’s soundtrack

Today, if the small West African state of Guinea Bissau is famous—or, perhaps more correctly, infamous—for anything, it’s for frequent coups d’état. But that hasn’t always been...

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2018-07-27 Africa

Video: Zimbabwe faces up to its painful past

After three decades of silence, people in Zimbabwe are finally speaking out about the brutal civil war that followed independence. It’s no longer taboo to mention the ethnic...

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2018-06-29 Americas

Video: Inside Nicaragua’s rebel stronghold of Masaya

More than 200 people have been killed in the unprecedented wave of unrest sweeping Nicaragua in recent months. In mid-April, plans for social security reform sparked protests and...

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2018-07-20 Americas

Video: Maracaibo, the story of Venezuela's collapse

Maracaibo is the second-largest city in Venezuela. Its residents face soaring inflation, widespread poverty and shortages. Under Hugo Chavez, Venezuela based its economy on oil...

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2018-07-13 Africa

Central African Republic: The way of the warlord

In the war-torn Central African Republic, former rebels who mounted a coup in 2013 are now dreaming of independence. FRANCE 24’s reporters James André and Anthony Fouchard went...

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