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Tensions amid DR Congo's opposition as joint candidate is picked

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Fans say goodbye to comics king Stan Lee

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"Patriotism, not nationalism": Macron takes on Trump's worldview

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France's Viellard family: Hooked on steel

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Music show: Alex Hepburn, Vanessa Paradis and Smashing Pumpkins

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South Sudan's latest attempt at fragile peace

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IMF, World Bank chiefs call for 'new multilateralism'

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THE INTERVIEW

Uhuru Kenyatta: 'No single country alone can combat terrorism'

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Would you let your boss micro-chip you? Controversial plan aims to 'protect data'

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REVISITED

We return to places which have been in the news - often a long time ago, sometimes recently - to see how local people are rebuilding their lives. Sunday at 9.10 pm. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2018-02-02

Video: Transnistria, a republic in limbo at the edge of Europe

Transnistria is a rebel republic inside Moldova in the far east of Europe, born from the ashes of the Soviet Union. More than 25 years after a peace agreement was signed in 1992, the self-declared state has not been recognised by a single UN country.

Transnistria acts as if it is independent: it has its own government, military, currency, and national anthem. But 1,500 Russian soldiers are still based there – in fact, it is the only country still proudly displaying the hammer and sickle on its flag. A third of its people are Moldovan, a third Ukrainian and a third Russian, but the majority aspire to be part of Russia, whilst others still wish for closer alignment to Europe and Moldova. Our reporters went to find out more about this land in limbo.

>> Watch our Reporters: "Abkhazia, the country that (almost) doesn't exist"

By Ilione SCHULTZ , Pierre LASCAR

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2018-11-02 REVISITED

Congolese nostalgic for era of Mobutu, the 'leopard of Zaire'

More than 20 years after the fall of the charismatic Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the vast African country with an iron fist from 1965 to 1997, many Congolese...

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2018-10-19 REVISITED

Semey Revisited: The legacy of nuclear testing in Kazakhstan

Nearly 30 years after the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan, local people are still suffering the consequences of four decades...

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2018-10-05 REVISITED

Baghdad Revisited: The resilience of the Iraqi people

"The abode of peace and capital of Islam" – this is how 14th century explorer Ibn Battuta described Baghdad in his writings. The city’s recent history, however, has been anything...

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2018-09-21 REVISITED

Video: Hero or dictator? Ugandans divided over Idi Amin Dada’s legacy

Forty years after Idi Amin Dada’s bloody regime came to an end, Ugandans are divided over how to view their former leader. For older Ugandans, the president’s eight years at the...

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2018-09-07 REVISITED

Video: One year after Hurricane Irma, St Martin struggles to recover

On September 5, 2017, Hurricane Irma – the most powerful the Caribbean has ever seen – hit Saint-Martin, the small island France shares with the Netherlands. At least 11 people...

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