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Revisited

East Timor: Dili revisited

By: Pierre VAIREAUX | Cyril PAYEN
1 min

Ten years have passed since East Timor won its independence from Indonesia. But the tiny South-East Asian state remains locked in poverty. In Dili, the capital, the average salary is just one dollar a day. The country is pinning its hopes on oil reserves in the Timor Sea, but these hopes are yet to become reality. Our reporter, Cyril Payen, went to Dili and got a glimpse of daily life there.

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