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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-01-14

Torture and police abuse still a reality, five years after Tunisia's revolution

Five years ago, Tunisia's president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia after weeks of mass protests. Since then, and despite Islamist terrorism and a struggling economy, Tunisia has been moving ahead with its democratic transition. But it’s a difficult path with many obstacles to overcome. One of these is police brutality and torture – a dark legacy inherited from decades of Ben Ali’s repressive regime. Sandro Lutyens and Hamdi Tlili take a closer look.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Elom Marcel Toble and Claire Pryde.

By Hamdi TLILI , Sandro LUTYENS

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2018-09-21 Focus

Britain’s Labour Party: No home for Jews?

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is gearing up for its annual conference. This past summer has been dominated by toxic allegations of anti-Semitism at all levels in the...

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2018-09-20 Focus

Austria restricts immigration and hampers integration

Immigration is on the menu as EU leaders gather in the Austrian city of Salzburg. But the issue is also high on the domestic agenda. Austria's coalition government, made up of...

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2018-09-19 Focus

Even in Kenya, exiled Burundians fear for their lives

In 2015, a political crisis in Burundi sparked deadly violence. Since then, more than 400,000 Burundians have fled the country, some of them to Kenya. But even there, many still...

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2018-09-18 Focus

Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

This summer, Mexico's Caribbean coast has looked nothing like a dream holiday destination. Dozens of tons of algae have been covering the turquoise waters and soft sandy beaches...

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2018-09-17 Focus

Spaniards divided over future of Franco monument

On September 13, Spanish lawmakers approved a controversial decree to exhume the remains of the late dictator Francisco Franco. He is buried at a giant basilica near Madrid which...

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