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Sobel Aziz Ngom: Mentoring the next generation of African leaders and entrepreneurs

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Uganda's Bobi Wine returns home

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Brexit plan panned by EU leaders

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Europe's biggest port gears up for Brexit

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EU's mounting challenges: European unity faces test over migration

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Writers Lauren Groff and Michael Chabon on Trump, marriage and being a parent in 2018

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US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-09-27

Embedded with elite French forces fighting IS group

This week we head to Iraq's border with Syria, where French special forces are taking part in the fight against the Islamic State group. One French paratrooper was even killed this week during the operation. We bring you a special report from the ground in Iraq.

Meanwhile, in Egypt, residents of tower blocks in Alexandria are dicing with death as many of the structures violate building laws. Some have even collapsed, killing those inside or crushing passers-by.

And in Israel, tens of thousands of Africans who survived a perilous journey across the Sinai peninsula and sought asylum are now living in limbo. Some even fear deportation, although they've lived in the country for over a decade.

 

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Sanam SHANTYAEI

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2018-09-19 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Rapper I-NZ's 'This is Iraq': When music gets political

This week, we meet Dubai-based Iraqi rapper I-NZ. Earlier this summer, he released a song about what has happened to his country since the US-led invasion in 2003. "This is...

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2018-09-12 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

War in Syria: Hezbollah's secret soldiers

Since it began seven years ago, Syria's civil conflict has drawn in multiple foreign powers. Among them are Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah forces, who have helped prop up the...

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2018-09-05 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Yemen in crisis: More than 22 million people in need of humanitarian aid

It's been dubbed the forgotten war, and today multiple factions are entangled in Yemen's ongoing conflict. For three years, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states have been...

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2018-08-29 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Tortured Syrian cartoonist haunted by detention

Syrian artist Najah Albukai was held twice in the country's notorious detention centres, where he was tortured. His memories of war have become his art. Today, he's determined to...

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2018-08-23 MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Mosul girls learn to swim a year after city’s liberation from IS group

It's been just over a year since the Iraqi city of Mosul was liberated from the Islamic State group. Some 870,000 people have since returned to their hometown in a bid to rebuild...

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