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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 : 2017-11-28

Recycling West’s used phones for sake of environment

This Christmas, it is estimated that more than 400 million smartphones will be sold across the globe. Their lifespan will average at around two years, then a large part of them will be shipped to Africa, especially to Ghana, where they will be sold on the second-hand market. The problem is that millions of these phones will finish their lives there, polluting the soil and the environment. Some locals are now hitting back, however, sending tons of the non-functional phones back to Europe.

A program prepared by Yong Chim and Florence Viala

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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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2018-10-12 Focus

From Bouaké to Abidjan, the bumpy road to reconciliation in Ivory Coast

In November 2010, a disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast sparked violence. Rival supporters of Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara clashed for weeks, leaving some 3,000...

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2018-10-11 Focus

White-only South African town nostalgic for apartheid

Some 27 years after the abolition of apartheid, there are still communities of white South Africans who refuse to mix with their black fellow citizens. It's the case in the town...

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