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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 : 2018-07-16

Despite economic blockade and corruption scandals, Qatar prepares for its 2022 World Cup

Although the World Cup in Russia only just ended, interest has already turned to the competition’s 2022 host: Qatar. The nation’s reputation has already been tainted by accusations of corruption as well as the deaths of labourers working on the country’s stadiums. Qatar has also been thrown into the spotlight because of the economic blockade that Saudi Arabia recently imposed on it. But Qatar refuses to give in to the pressure and is determined to host the cup’s 2022 edition, whatever the cost.

A programme prepared by Gaëlle Essoo and Rebecca Martin.

By Sylvain LEPETIT , Sophie GUIGNON , Adam PLETTS

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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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2018-10-10 Focus

Why four million people risk being left stateless in India

Imagine losing your nationality and even being deported if you don't have papers to corroborate your heritage. Some four million people are facing that very scenario in the...

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2018-10-09 Focus

Scandal in Japan: Tokyo Medical University restricted number of female doctors

Following recent media revelations, Tokyo's prestigious Medical University has admitted that for 12 years, it manipulated entrance exam scores to restrict the number of female...

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