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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Is there a risk of complacency in the Macron camp?

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THE POLITICAL BRIEF

French presidential elections: A historic first-round result

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FOCUS

Southern Border Plan: Mexico's own fight against illegal immigration

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THE OBSERVERS

A drug in Mayotte turning people into zombies; and the violent expulsion of a waterside community in Lagos

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ACCESS ASIA

Prostitution in Pattaya: Cleaning up Thailand's 'Sin City'

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Will the left and right rally to see off far-right Le Pen?

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Who are Le Pen and Macron's voters?

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IN THE PAPERS

French press review: Macron 'a step away' from Elysée Palace

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ENCORE!

Papa Wemba: Remembering the music and style icon, one year on

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Joseph BAMAT

Joseph Bamat is a Paris-based writer and reporter for France 24’s website, focusing on French society and politics, as well as news from Latin America. He has covered two French presidential elections, Fidel Castro’s death in Cuba, and the Paris climate conference, among other events. He previously worked as a television producer for THIRTEEN/PBS in New York.