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Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

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Cameroon's Paul Biya wins seventh term in poll marred by low turnout

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PERSPECTIVE

Every morning, FRANCE 24 speaks to a key business, social or cultural player, or a leading voice in the field of humanitarian action, sport or science. From Monday to Friday at 8.40 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-10-05

Windrush scandal: 'People have been denied their civil liberties'

The scandal made headlines in the United Kingdom this year, prompting an apology from British Prime Minister Theresa May and leading to the resignation of the country's home secretary. The Windrush generation of Commonwealth citizens have been denied healthcare, benefits, pensions and passports, stripped of their jobs and threatened with deportation despite being residents in the UK for decades. Dozens have even been wrongly deported.

Many came from African and Caribbean countries and arrived in Britain between 1948 and 1971 to fill labour shortages after World War II, under a rule allowing freedom of movement within the Commonwealth. For this Perspective interview, France 24 speaks to British activist and social commentator Patrick Vernon about the government’s handling of the crisis so far.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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2018-10-23 Perspective

Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

France is noted as a world leader when it comes to education, with 23% of the budget earmarked for it. But it was only in 2005 that France changed its laws to make access to...

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2018-10-22 Perspective

Inside the mind of Bashar al-Assad: Author explores brutal dictatorship

He has traits of Latin American dictators, of leaders of former Eastern European regimes but he distinguishes himself through his unique propensity to violence. That's the...

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2018-10-19 Perspective

UK filmmaker on fate of unaccompanied minors in Calais

British filmmaker Sue Clayton's recent documentary "Calais Children: A Case to Answer" tracks unaccompanied minors at the infamous Jungle migrant camp in Calais. Clayton followed...

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2018-10-18 Perspective

Gay couple speak out on surrogacy: 'It's not about exploiting someone'

In this Perspective segment we're focusing on surrogacy. Our guests are David-Jean and Philippe Thareaut-Vigny, who became fathers to twin girls last year. Although a family...

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2018-10-17 Perspective

Protecting heritage land against mining companies

"The land is our identity, our heritage. The land is everything". That's the view of campaigner Nonhle Mbuthuma, who says she faces a life of constant intimidation and thanks God...

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