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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 : 2018-06-26

Overcoming the trauma: Singing lessons help former child soldiers in Uganda

We head to Uganda to meet victims of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group founded by warlord Joseph Kony in the 1980s. Since then the LRA has killed more than 100,000 people, and abducted about 25,000 children to use as servants, soldiers or sex slaves. Now though, one French charity is trying to help victims deal with the trauma and find a reason to smile again, all this through music therapy. The youngsters recently held a concert in the capital Kampala. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Rebecca Martin.

By Élodie COUSIN , Julia STEERS

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2018-05-17 Focus

Video: Homophobic attacks on the rise in France

Last month, 30-year-old Romain was leaving a Normandy nightclub when he was bundled into a car and attacked by a gang, just because he's gay. Sadly his story is far from unique....

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2018-11-14 Focus

Syria's Armenian minority building new life in Yerevan

In the past few years, some 15 to 20,000 Syrians have found refuge in Armenia, the overwhelming majority of them of Armenian origin. Fleeing persecution of ethnic minorities...

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2018-11-13 Focus

Saudi Arabia's increasing influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - a multicultural Muslim-majority country - is an increasingly popular destination among tourists from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. Companies are...

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2018-11-12 Focus

South Sudan's latest attempt at fragile peace

In South Sudan, a five-year bloody civil war could be coming to an end. Two months ago, the belligerents signed a new peace deal and in late October, rebel leader Riek Machar...

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2018-11-09 Focus

Border deal sparks protests in Russia's Caucasus region

In this edition we head to the majority-Muslim republics of Ingushetia and Chechnya in Russia's Caucasus region. Chechnya is ruled by the strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, a protégé of...

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