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Confusion and anger: Campus life in Abidjan

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No matter who wins UK election, economic challenges remain

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Top opposition figure arrested in Burundi

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DR Congo: Psychiatric problems overwhelm Goma

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Elusive asylum: African migrants in Israel

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'Is the UK still located in Europe?'

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Crossing a red line: French mayor slammed for profiling Muslim students

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Down to the wire: UK election poll shows main parties neck-and-neck

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Latest update : 2014-05-23

Egypt: Discovering Sisi's childhood neighbourhood

This week we delve into the background of Egyptian presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: our correspondent visits the Cairo district where he grew up. Next, we ask whether Lebanon is ready to elect a female president as we discover the country’s first female candidate, Nadine Moussa. Finally, we bring you a little humour from Gaza, where a candid camera show is pulling audiences, thanks to its staged pranks.

By Olivia SALAZAR-WINSPEAR , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Charles PELLEGRIN

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2015-05-05 King Salman of Saudia Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Behind the royal family reshuffle

This week, we head to Saudi Arabia where change is afoot. Four months after assuming the throne, King Salman has carried out a reshuffle that observers describe as a historic...

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2015-04-28 Yemen

Yemen conflict: What is Saudi Arabia's strategy?

Last week, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia formally ended its nearly month-long air campaign in Yemen. Reports on the ground, though, say that air strikes are continuing. What...

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2015-04-21 Yemen

Terrorism: IS group's influence spreads beyond Iraq and Syria

This week, by targeting Afghanistan and Ethiopia, the Islamic State group is adding to the list of countries on the receiving end of its deadly terror tactics. Next, we head to...

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2015-04-14 Syria

Syria: Meeting IS group prisoners captured by Kurdish forces

This week, we hear from Islamic State group jihadists taken prisoner by Kurdish forces in Syria. They minimise reports of the group's atrocities. Next, we head to Egypt, where a...

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2015-04-07 Syria

Syria: The Yarmouk camp battleground

This week, the United Nations calls for the immediate evacuation of refugees in Yarmouk as the Islamic State group and other insurgents battle it out there. Next, we head to...

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