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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 : 2016-03-30

Video: Anger among Ethiopia's Oromo ethnic group boils over

In recent months, Ethiopia has seen its worst unrest in a decade. Members of Ethiopia’s Oromo ethnic group, which feels left out of the country’s booming economy, have taken to the streets in protest.

Protesters are calling for equal rights and an end to what they call corruption, land grabs and government oppression. Some Oromo families have been forced off their land, and the government refuses to officially recognise the Oromo language. The government has cracked down on the protests, and activists and human rights groups say over 200 people have been killed. FRANCE 24’s reporter spoke to the families of several victims.

Click on the video player above to watch FRANCE 24's full report from Ethiopia.

By Simona FOLTYN

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2018-09-18 Focus

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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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2018-09-14 Focus

A lottery to save French heritage

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2018-09-13 Focus

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A new bill to fight cyber crime in Egypt was signed into law by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on August 19. While it may help to provide a legal framework to govern an area that...

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2018-09-12 Focus

Video: Desperate Venezuelans flee across border to Colombia

Venezuela's severe economic crisis has forced 1.5 million people to leave the country since 2015. Securing an appointment to obtain or renew a passport can take months, so entire...

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