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RFI goes behind-the-scenes of one of the week's major stories.
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RFI goes behind-the-scenes of one of the week's major stories.

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Remembering those who died under Nazi Germany through memorial cobblestones

6/20/2018
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After World War two, Germany has tried to atone for the crimes of the past and ensure that the atrocities which took place under the Nazi regime would never happen again. One form of remembrance of the past has been through memorial cobblestones. Yet for the first time since the end of the war, a far-right party is once again sitting in the German parliament. But one head of the AfD party has suggested to have these memoirs removed. But German citizens stand by those peculiar stones as...

Duration:00:03:57

The challenges of fasting in Tunisia during Ramadan

6/15/2018
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In Tunisia, long-considered one of the more secular Arabic-speaking countries, just as many fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan as those who do not. But every year, during this period, there are reported violations of personal freedom against those who choose not to fast. Alessandra Bajec has this report from Tunis.

Duration:00:04:20

Infanticide in Senegal persists despite efforts to tackle the causes Pt.2

6/14/2018
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Emmanuelle Landais, Lou Garçon, and Mariama Thiam look at the elevated rate of infanticide in Senegal in the first of a two part series from Dakar.

Duration:00:04:46

Infanticide in Senegal persists despite efforts to tackle the causes Pt.1

6/13/2018
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Emmanuelle Landais, Lou Garçon, and Mariama Thiam look at the elevated rate of infanticide in Senegal in the first of a two part series from Dakar.

Duration:00:04:44

The grim plight of Mombasa street kids

6/12/2018
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Today is International Day against Child Labour. Over in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, there are a growing number of students dropping out of school who end up working in the largest market in east Africa: the Kongowea Market. Market officials believe about 30 percent of those working there are under-aged children. According to the Kenyan constitution, the legal working age is 18. Local authorities are increasingly urging that action be taken to rescue these children. From Mombasa...

Duration:00:05:28

Indian tribal people struggle to save Gondi language

6/11/2018
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Many of India's tribal languages face a bleak future. One such language is Gondi, spoken by nearly three million indigenous people across six central Indian states. This indigenous group is trying to reclaim their language as an identity by working on their own dictionary and a functional standard script. The initiative is paying off. The unique language that is connected with the aspirations of the largest forest-dwelling tribal group in the country, is making headway in resurrecting...

Duration:00:04:24

French Metis Festival gives South African jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai a platform, Pt. 2

6/8/2018
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As South Africans gear up to celebrate centenary celebrations in honour of the late Nelson Mandela, the French Metis Festival has been giving a platform to South African artists, like renowned jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai. The 42-year-old singing sensation, renowned for her funky hair partly shaved on both sides and braids, sat down to talk to our correspondent Esther Thwadi-Yimbu about her latest album called Belede. In this second part series, Mazwai opens up about the last moments of...

Duration:00:03:35

French Metis Festival gives South African jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai a platform

6/6/2018
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As South Africans gear up to celebrate centenary celebrations in honour of the late Nelson Mandela, the French Metis Festival has been giving a platform to South African artists, like renowned jazz singer Thandiswa Mazwai. The 42-year-old singing sensation, renowned for her funky hair partly shaved on both sides and braids, sat down to talk to our correspondent Esther Thwadi-Yimbu about her latest album called Belede.

Duration:00:03:35

Turkey's currency likely to become election issue

6/4/2018
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Turkey’s currency has witnessed wild gyrations in the last week or so. At one point, Dorian Jones reports, the lira reached low for the year, falling 5% in one day as financial markets got scared following President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s attack on international investors. But there could also be electoral implicaitons too.

Duration:00:04:36

Ramadan, both a holy and expensive month in Senegal's capital

5/31/2018
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The holy month of Ramadan is a very busy time but also expensive time for Muslims across Senegal especially in the capital Dakar. During this time, the price of essential commodities often shoots up forcing many families to storm local markets and super markets to fill their Ramadan baskets. Alpha Jallow reports from Dakar.

Duration:00:02:59

Colombia: Human rights through children's eyes

5/31/2018
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2018 marks the year of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of United Nations. On this occasion, a German engineer of Iranian decent, Sanaz Razani, traveled through Latin America- beginning in Nicaragua and ending in Colombia - running workshops in high schools and colleges in order to raise awareness and educate the young people about this topic. Sanaz Razani spent time with the children to explain to them the importance of the 30 articles of human rights...

Duration:00:04:34

Christian churches in decline in South Korea

5/30/2018
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Scandals, education, and generational divides are changing the way some South Koreans look at religion. Recent census data indicates that this country, which was once home to a fervent Protestant population, is becoming less and less religious – and the amount of "non-believers" is at an all-time high. Correspondent Ryan Thompson reports from Seoul.

Duration:00:04:16

Why some Syrian refugees are living deep inside Argentina

5/29/2018
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Millions of Syrians have fled their country since the beginning of the civil war, in 2011. Most chose to settle in Europe or in neighbouring countries. But some opted to go even further, acording to Aude Villiers-Moriamé. Such is the case for a small Syrian community that currently lives in San Luis, deep in the heartland of Argentina.

Duration:00:04:26

Bananas help create Cameroon's first biodegradable sanitary napkins

5/24/2018
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In some rural communities in Cameroon, poverty and cultural beliefs can make it difficult for women and girls to access sanitary pads. As part of a sustainable response to the challenge, a project for the production of biodegradable sanitary pads from agricultural waste has kicked off in Bamenda. The pads are destined to serve those in the countryside and suburban areas. Correspondent Tebeck Alphonse observed the production of Kuja Eco-Pads in the rural community of Mendakwe, about a...

Duration:00:04:34

Colombians divided before heading to polls

5/23/2018
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Thirty-six million Colombians who are eligible to vote will head to the ballot box on Sunday to elect their next president. hese are the first presidential elections since the historic peace deal with the FARC. With the future of the peace deal at stake, it is one of the most pivotal elections in Colombia's history. Fittingly, it has divided the electorate more than any other election in decades, as centre-ground candidates are pushed aside. Emily Wright has this report from the capital...

Duration:00:05:40

The power of Mangroves to combat climate change

5/22/2018
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Environmental conservationists in Coastal Kenya have taken new steps to preserve the endangered mangrove forests along the Indian Ocean, with the aim of preserving better environment and fight climatic change patterns. Through different projects aimed at conserving mangrove forests, communities around the coastal regions have benefitted from different programs funded by donors. Correspondent Joseph Jira has this report.

Duration:00:05:02

Colombian musician Cesar Lopez turns guns into instruments for peace

5/22/2018
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Colombian musician Cesar Lopez employs music as a weapon against war, by fashioning hybrid guitars out of guns. Last year the Colombian government and the FARC – the country’s oldest rebel army – signed a peace agreement ending 53-years of internal conflict. Emily Wright has more from the Colombian capital Bogotá.

Duration:00:05:53

Oromo put faith in Ethopia's Ahmed, but what can he do for them? Ethopia Pt.3

5/18/2018
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Many challenges lie ahead for Ethiopia’s newly appointed Prime Minister, Ahmed Abiy, particularly in his home region of Oromiya, where people have felt abandoned and marginalised by previous governments. In this report, Vincent Dublange meets those people to find out what they hope Abiy can achieve for them.

Duration:00:03:04

Ahmed begins public consultations on Ethiopia’s future: Ethiopia Pt 2

5/17/2018
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Since Ethiopia’s, 42 year-old Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office, he has begun holding public meetings in several regions. He also met opposition politicians and investors before appointing his government. The Oromo ethnic group to which Ahmed belongs, say they are discriminated against by the ruling coalition, despite Abiy Ahmed’s political ascent. In the second part of our series on Ethiopia’s changing political landscape, Vincent Dublange reports from Oromiya and Beshasha.

Duration:00:03:22

What Abiy Ahmed means for Ethiopia’s Oromo people: Ethiopia Pt. 1

5/16/2018
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Is Ethiopia's political landscape changing? There is no simple answer. But what is clear is that the appointment of a new prime minister in early April has spurred an era of hope, especially for the Oromo people, which represents around 30 percent of the country's 100 million people,Vincent Dublange reports in the first of a three part series on Ethopia.

Duration:00:03:42