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The burning of the green island: Hundreds of thousands of hectares destroyed in Madagascar

Hundreds of thousands of hectares are destroyed in Madagascar every year by slash and burn agriculture. The government says it's struggling to deal with a powerful and shady business network driving demand for land.

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Also, a return to a dark but recent past. Victims of torture at Maekelawi, one of Ethiopia's most notorious former prisons, tour the cells in which they were abused.

And thousands of the first conscripts in Morocco's newly reintroduced compulsory military service start their training.

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