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Latest update : 2018-02-08

The long road to justice for France's Moroccan rail workers

France's state-owned rail operator SNCF has been found guilty of discriminating against Moroccan workers and ordered to pay €170 million in compensation to more than 800 men. They were part of a large group of Moroccans hired back in the 1970s when France’s rail network was expanding. But these immigrant employees were exploited: They received lower pay, limited career advancement and smaller pensions. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at their long battle for justice

>> On France24.com: Moroccan rail workers win long-running discrimination battle with France’s SNCF

A programme prepared by Ellen Gainsford and Laura Burloux.

By Shona BHATTACHARYYA , Karim YAHIAOUI

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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?

One in five prison beds in Germany are empty. The figures from German juvenile offenders' institutions are even more striking: the rate of youth crime fell by half between 2007...

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2018-02-16 Africa

The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

In eastern Africa, you can now reliably take the train from Ethiopia's capital to neighbouring Djibouti. The new railway line - built and paid for by China - went into operation...

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2018-02-15 Europe

Why Italian graduates are choosing life on the farm

Italy's youth is breathing new life into the country's rural areas. In the past two years, the number of young graduates - often from urban centres - starting up their businesses...

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