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Democratic Republic of Congo
No reprieve for Congo
Which future for the country?

On 19 December 2016 Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, finished his two presidential terms limited by the country's constitution, but refused to resign. He has not yet communicated the date of the elections to the nation. The population is fed up, and the country is in
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Senegal
C'est la vie
When a TV show helps fighting violence on women

"C'est la vie" is a Senegalese TV show about daily life in a medical centre in Ratanga, a fictitious neighbourhood in a West African city. The show combats violence against women (forced marriages, female circumcision, rape...) and deals with topics like education, trafficking in fake medicine, AIDS
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Democratic Republic of Congo
Fighting measles in the forest
Vaccination without borders

During March 2017 some central regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been hit by a measles outbreak, that added to the endemic situation of undernourishment and malaria to cause several deaths in a very short time.
Médecins sans Frontières (MsF, aka Doctors without Borders) is suppor
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Kenya
The hospital-farm
When care and faith are sustainable resources

In North Kinangop, 130 km North of Nairobi, Kenya, there is a hospital-farm. It's the North Kinangop Catholic Hospital, where African talent and Italian genius blended in to offer comfortable wood and mud stalls and state-of-the-art ECG machines and surgery facilities. Not to mention the fresh air o
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Tanzania
Troubled water
The invisible enemy of a Tanzanian paradise

At the mouth of the Pangani river, in Tanzania, global warming is something quite real: you can literally drink it.
The Indian Ocean is rising from decades, siphoning away fresh water and leaking salt water into aquifers and wells. Now this process is speeding up: a liter of water collected fr
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Uganda
From Wakaliwood, with love
The genesis of the latest African movie industry

The average budget for a film: US$ 200. The props: frying pans and pvc pipes forming rocket launchers, condoms filled with red dye for gunshot wounds. In short, shoestring. Welcome to Wakaliwood, home to Uganda's emerging cinema industry. In Wakaliga, the ramshackle Kampala neighborhood where most f
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Nigeria
Fighting modern slavery
The courage of freedom between Italy and Nigeria

While thousands of refugees continue to arrive on the Italian shores, there is people who try to bring them back home. It is the association "Slaves no More", which carries out a project of assisted repatriations, especially on Nigerian women victims of human trafficking and forced to work on the It
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Botswana
Metalheads of the Kalahari
Follow the metal to discover where wild things are

Botswana, the southern African country counting roughly two million people, also hosts hundreds of hard rock music fans who raised to great fame. They gathered for the first time seven years ago around Ghanzi, a village in Western Kalahari, an arid desert occupying nearly 70% of the national territo
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Nigeria
The Lagos shuffle
Total chaos in the centre of excellence

A city of 18 million, Africa's first and one of the largest on the planet. No longer Nigeria's capital since 1991, when Federal ministries were relocated in Abuja, yet the country's real financial core.

A cancer of concrete and steel where hopes and dreams and fortunes are made and shatter
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Benin
When family traditions go bad
'Vidomegon' girls and Salesian Sisters in one of the biggest market of Western Africa

The Dantokpa market, in Cotonou, is the pulsing heart of Benin's economical capital. It's the right place for commercial and cultural exchanges, often flagged by travel guides as must-see. This huge market is also a major centre of a tragic business: the trafficking of underage persons, especially g
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Zimbabwe
When artists meet Zimbabwe
Carrying performing arts, and a smile, in the heart of Africa

Eric Bouvron is a South African artist, but French of adoption. He had several theather experiences in Africa and in the rest of the world, and lived with many different populations. With his brother Marc, he gathered a small group of versatile artists, whose range goes from dancing to juggling to
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Africa
The glass beads game
The story of the Venetians glass beads and their trade to Africa

The 'glass beads game' tells the story of the Venetians glass beads and their trade to Africa, where they are still used by many tribes with different purposes.

In 1352 the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta, left his native Tangiers and set out to the Kingdom of Mali. In his descriptions of
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Benin
Twins are forever
Life, death, monkeys and beans in the syncretic cult of African twins

In one specific area in Africa between Nigeria and Benin, especially among Fon, Ewe and Yoruba population, there is the highest natural twin birthrate in the world. In other African areas, a mother who birthed two twins was accused to have had intercourses with spirits and then killed with her babie
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Kenya
Kakuma, nowhere on Earth
Where Islamic terrorism meets no-man's land

In the extreme north of Kenya, not far from the South Sudanese border, is a hot, dusty and waterless place called nowhere. Or Kakuma, as it translates in the local Turkana language. Since 1992, Kakuma is the place that the Kenya government has chosen to give temporary shelter to hundreds of thousand
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Algeria
20 years after the slaughter
Tibhirine Monastery. A revenant hope

The night between 26th and 27th March 1996, seven Trappist monks belonging to the Notre Dame de l'Atlas monastery in Tibhirine, Algeria, were kidnapped by terrorists. Their heads were found two months later near the town of Medea. Twenty years later, despite the investigations, thousands of articles
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Somalia
Hell's kitchen
How a cook becomes a symbol of Mogadishu's painful rebirthing

Ahmed Jama is a cook. He had a quiet job in London, yet one day he decided to return to his Mogadishu. Here he opened a restaurant with the idea of restoring confidence in a city ravaged by civil war, and of healing with food the fractures caused by the conflict. The al-Shabaab islamic extremists
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