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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 : 2017-10-04

How Benin's morgues are causing a public health crisis

In this edition we head to the West African country of Benin. Many poverty-stricken families there, already indebted by hospital fees and unable to pay burial costs, are forced to leave the bodies of deceased relatives at the morgue. Some 2,000 corpses are believed to be stored in unhygienic conditions in morgues across the country. Our reporters investigate a situation that's causing a public health crisis.

Warning: Some viewers may find the footage in this report distressing.

A programme prepared by Florence Viala and Jessica Sestili

By Emmanuelle SODJI , Emmanuelle LANDAIS , Cédric CODO

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2018-10-19 Focus

French education reforms under tight scrutiny

The French government is carrying out a number of education reforms, particularly in primary schools. Among the measures are reallocating funds to schools that are in so-called...

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2018-10-18 Focus

Bosnians help out as migrants pour in

Bosnia-Herzegovina has emerged as a new stopping point for migrants trying to reach Europe. But thousands have found themselves trapped because the border with neighbouring...

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2018-10-17 Focus

Irish border remains stumbling block in Brexit talks

With five months to go until Brexit comes into force, one of the key unresolved issues is the border between the Republic of Ireland – an EU member state - and Northern Ireland,...

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2018-10-16 Focus

France explores alternatives to prison

In order to tackle overcrowded prisons and the issue of repeat offending, the French authorities are increasingly turning to alternatives to incarceration. Out of the 250,000...

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2018-10-15 Focus

US Supreme Court decision boosts anti-abortion activists in California

California is often considered one of the most forward-thinking and liberal states in the US. But recently, so-called "pro-life" medical centres have been popping up across the...

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