Gazans' rebuilding woes: 'We live in rubble'


Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” this past summer left Gaza in shambles. A month and a half after the end of the fighting, our Observer there explains how daily life is more difficult than ever following the bombing of homes, schools, and infrastructure. Read more...
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Syrian, Iraqi migrants squat in Greek police station


Kos, an island located between Greece and Turkey, is a tourist destination famous for its picturesque villages, beaches and Venetian ruins. But if you take a look inside one of its police stations, you’ll find hundreds of migrants. Read more...
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Mob attacks African students in Indian metro

Videos have emerged of three African students nearly being lynched in the New Delhi metro. Accused of sexual harassment, they were beat with chairs and sticks as a mob screamed at them. Read more...

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Libyan refugees denounced as 'rich and rude' in Tunisia


They’re said to be unruly, rude to women, and are triggering price inflation: Libyan refugees have a bad rap in Tunisia. Over the past few months, thousands have arrived in Tunisia, fleeing the fighting in their own country. In Tunis, two such refugees explain their community’s reputation with Tunisians and the discrimination they face. Read more...
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The ‘flying coffin’: a lynching tool in Ivory Coast


A coffin carried by local residents became a macabre tool used to lynch two people in Cosrou, a village in the southern Ivory Coast, during a so-called “flying coffin” ceremony. Believers say that this rite allows the deceased to identify those responsible for his death. But in reality, these ceremonies are often ways to settle scores between local residents. Read more...
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Hong Kongers put the “civil” in civil disobedience


Since the weekend, tens of thousands of Hong Kongers have protested in the streets in a remarkably calm fashion. Despite being tear-gassed by the police, the vast majority of demonstrators have been relaying messages of peace and carefully cleaning up after themselves. Here's a closer look at how they've managed to keep this atmosphere of civility intact. Read more...
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Doubts surround Boko Haram leader’s "third death"


Last Thursday, the Nigerian army announced that a high-ranking member of Boko Haram had died in battle. Using amateur photos and videos as evidence, they claimed that the man in question “played the role” of Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram’s proclaimed leader. This confusing announcement has left many unconvinced, especially since the Islamist sect is known for its attempts to obfuscate. Read more...
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Seven things Hong Kongers fear they could lose to China


Thousands of pro-democracy protesters are currently occupying central Hong Kong, and refusing to leave. Despite deploying tear gas and making dozens of arrests over the weekend, police have not been able to dislodge the demonstrators, who want to be able to vote free of Beijing’s interference. Our Observers explain that they are afraid of losing many of the freedoms they enjoy in Hong Kong if the Chinese authorities gain more influence in the city’s affairs. Read more...

Homage to assassinated “Libyablogger”

Tawfik Bensaud, aged 18, was killed in Benghazi on September 19. This young activist used social media as his platform and was regular contributor to Libyablog, a platform launched in 2012 by FRANCE 24 and RFI. Read more...

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Does this video really show a monster in an Icelandic lake?


Geysers, volcanoes, hot springs… Iceland is well-known for its amazing natural phenomenona and also for its many legends about supernatural phenomenona. Many Icelanders will tell you that they enjoy believing or half-believing in these ancient stories. But what happens when a well known legend is caught on modern-day camera? Read more...
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