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    French presidential election

    Paris, France Politics 26 Apr 2017

    I'm available in Paris for the 1st and 2st round of the French presidential election. Fluent in French and in English. Contact me here : pauline.armandet@gmail.com Read more

  • MOLESTED NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS GETS JUSTICE

    Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria Cultural 26 Apr 2017

    The ECOWAS Court will on Tuesday rule in the case of a woman, Dorothy Njemanze who was physically assaulted and called a prostitute by the Abuja Environmenal Protection Board. Dorothy Njemanze who is an actress and TV presenter was arrested 2 years ago with three of her friends on suspicion of... Read more

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    Chinese miners in conflict with nature

    Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe Science & Environment 28 Apr 2017

    China is investing in Africa and Zimbabwe as part of their broad-based investment in infrastructural, mining and farming among other sectors in Southern Africa. However, the Chinese operating mining gold mines within Mashonaland West are accused of unsustainable mining practices closer to river... Read more

  • Jordan revokes rape law

    Amman, Jordan Current Affairs 28 Apr 2017

    Jordan has repealed a law which protected rapists from punishment if they married their victims. The move follows years of campaigning by women's activists, as well as Muslim and Christian scholars and others. A royal committee recommended parliament abolish the archaic legislation violating... Read more

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    French elections - Proxy votes and registrations' malfunction

    Paris, France Current Affairs 28 Apr 2017

    Hello, Bilingual journalist since 2004, working in Europe, America and Africa, I'm reporting in Paris, my hometown, on this election day and talked to very many people who have not been able to vote by proxy... It's becoming a serious problem. France has a system that allow voters about to... Read more

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    Out of Propane Gas? Try the Air!

    Gaza Current Affairs 30 Apr 2017

    Summary For a decade, fuel crisis has been hitting the residents of the Strip every winter. Recently, Mohamad has invented a burner device with a new innovation. The technique does not depend on propane gas. Instead, it burns a stream of air after saturating it with gasoline. Using the new... Read more

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    THE FIRST AND ONLY STREET WORKOUT TEAM IN PALESTINE

    Gaza Sports 30 Apr 2017

    Summery: In the poor Gaza Strip, talents can hardly find sponsorship. Few years ago, some friends decided to master street workout. With self-help, enthusiasm, dedication, and indoor and outdoor exercises, they became brilliant in it. They have voluntarily launched shows in public parks,... Read more

  • International LGBT Film Festival

    Torino, TO, Italia Film & Theatre, Cultural 30 Apr 2017

    An historical film festival for LGBT community has grown up in Turin since 1986. This year, the festival has changed its name and its director. In the past, it was called Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, since yesterday, March 27th, it has turned to Lovers Film Festival. The new director, Irene... Read more

  • Housing Emergency in Turin

    Torino, TO, Italia Social 30 Apr 2017

    In the last 20 years, Turin has changed its economy, becoming a cultural hub and, after the 2006 Olympics, a well-known tourist centre. Anyway, even the emergency for houses has grown up in the last years. There are, inside the city, some old buildings at now occupied by migrants people or poor... Read more

  • Return to Ramadi

    Baghdad, Iraq Current Affairs 30 Apr 2017

    The capital of Anbar has been a contested city since the US invaded Iraq in 2003 -- but the destruction caused when the US and Iraqi government took back Ramadi from the Islamic State earlier this year is the most significant sustained by ANY Iraqi city in the last 10 years. The local government... Read more

  • Iraq's marshes are disappearing again

    Basrah, Iraq Current Affairs 30 Apr 2017

    The restoration of Iraq's marshlands, which were almost entirely razed by Saddam in the 80s and 90s as he extinguished a rebel movement there, was one of the few unarguable bright spots in post-Saddam Iraq. But the marshes are shrinking again as the Iraqi government is diverted by the fight against... Read more

  • Lebanon gets trashed

    Bayrut, Lebanon Current Affairs 30 Apr 2017

    For decades, Lebanon was home to the world’s 2nd largest garbage dump. When the national landfill in Saida was shut down two years ago with no alternative in place, it didn’t take long for trash to proliferate along roadsides and in open areas across the country. In January, a temporary landfill... Read more

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    Neapolitan pizza goes subzero

    Napoli, Italy Food & Drink 30 Apr 2017

    A Neapolitan company launched a new business: selling and delivering frozen, authentic, oven-baked Neapolitan pizza. Their pizza is quite good and very similar to the "real" one, nothing to compare with the average frozen pizzas, thanks to cryogenesis technology. They are delivering in the whole... Read more

  • 1000 Syrian families face eviction in eastern Lebanon

    Bayrut, Lebanon Current Affairs 30 Apr 2017

    The town of Bar Elias in the eastern Beqaa Valley is home to 35,000 Lebanese -- and nearly twice as many Syrians. Last week, Bar Elias's municipal government said last week they will raze a pair of camps in the town that house around 1000 families. The reason for the announcement is unclear,... Read more

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    Women in DR.Congo are abandoned by their husbands’ fault of suffering from fistula

    Goma, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Health & Fitness 30 Apr 2017

    This story takes place in a hospital in the east of DR.Congo, a hundred women suffering from fistula. Abandoned by their husbands after spending more than 10 years together, received by an NGO to take care of them by bringing doctors from different countries of the world, to support them with... Read more

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    Les femmes casseuses de pierre de Maroua

    Maroua, Cameroon Social 30 Apr 2017

    J'aimerai réaliser un reportage vidéo sur les femmes casseuses de pierres dans la ville de Maroua. C'est dans la ville de Maroua et ses alentours que des jeunes filles, femmes et enfants ce sont lancé à l'assaut des montagnes afin de chercher des pierres qu'elles concassent en gravier. Ce gravier... Read more

  • Meat industry: the great forgotten of the Paris Agreement

    Barcelona, Spain Science & Environment 30 Apr 2017

    First countries to publish their climate action plans, don't assume the serious environmental consequences of meat consumption. The biggest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century is to curb global warming by mitigating the emission of the major gases that increase it. The main action... Read more

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    Women in DR.Congo are abandoned by their husbands fault of suffering from fistula

    Goma, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Health & Fitness 30 Apr 2017

    Abandoned by their husbands after spending more than 10 years together, women need support them with surgerical operation to repair the fistula, considered as a shameful disease. Read more

  • Slovakia confronts its ugly past

    Bratislava, Slovakia Current Affairs 30 Apr 2017

    Last week, Slovak parliament amended the law to allow the president revoke pardons granted in 1998 on a group of men who abducted the son of then president Kováč. The case is seen as a symbol of former prime minister Vladimír Mečiar’s undemocratic era, as Kováč was Mečiar’s main opponent and the... Read more

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    A History of Men's Fashion Through 10 Objects at the Museum of London

    London, United Kingdom Cultural 30 Apr 2017

    An interview with the Museum of London's fashion and decorative arts curator Timothy Long (who has a combined Twitter and Instagram following of 17.6K) about some of his favourite men's fashion objects in the museum. Read more

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    Is Google’s Smart Jacket a Gimmick or the Wearable Tech of the Future?

    London, United Kingdom Technology 30 Apr 2017

    A look at the partnership between Google and Levi’s for their new smart jacket, what it is, the technology behind it and how it could affect fashion in the future. Interview possibilities with representatives from Google and/or Levi's. Read more

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    A Toxic Relationship: Saving the Environment is key to survival of Tunisian Democracy & Economy

    Tunis, Tunisia Current Affairs 30 Apr 2017

    Tunisia is locked into a cycle of pollution, seeking funding for reducing pollution from major donors such as the World Bank and increasing debt. Government policies and inefficient waste management have led to toxic overload on water sources. Raw effluent is being pumped out into a lagoon near... Read more

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    The Art of Happiness in Tripoli

    Tunis, Tunisia Arts & Books 30 Apr 2017

    Tripoli has been torn apart by war and control by militia since the onset of civil war in 2014. One brave young woman opened an art centre to counter the relentless misery and lack of opportunity for artists there. Four months on thanks to very careful and strategic, low profile advertising and... Read more

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    The Art of Happiness in Libya

    Tunis, Tunisia Arts & Books 30 Apr 2017

    Tripoli has been torn apart by war and control by militia since the onset of civil war in 2014. One brave young woman opened an art centre to counter the relentless misery and lack of opportunity for artists there. Four months on thanks to very careful and strategic, low profile advertising and... Read more

  • In Spain, Franco's dictatorship is still no laughing matter

    Barcelona, Spain Politics, Cultural 30 Apr 2017

    Two instances of lawsuits against jokes targeting Franco's dictatorship are forcing Spanish society to reexamine its relationship with the past. First, the case of Cassandra, a young woman who was sentenced to a year in prison for publishing a series of tweets making fun of Carrero Blanco, a top... Read more

  • Child Sexual Abuse growing in Pakistan

    Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Social 30 Apr 2017

    The Child Sexual Abuses grow year-on-year in Pakistan due to the faulty criminal justice system and lack of a stringent legal framework to prevent the pedophilia-related crimes against the children. The situation has now reached such an alarming level that last year 4139 children consisting 2410... Read more

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    An Art Studio in Kenya Creates Community

    Nairobi, Kenya Arts & Books, Social, Cultural 30 Apr 2017

    Electricity is a rarity in the Maasai Mbili art studio and the artists working inside must work quickly to beat the sunset. At this art hub, located in Nairobi’s biggest slum Kibera, creativity is a constant drive when traditional supplies are few and far between and the space must deal with... Read more

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    Main Opposition Incentivises Youths to Register for 2018 Polls

    Harare, Zimbabwe Politics 30 Apr 2017

    The youth assembly of the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is offering vehicles incentives to its youth’s structures for registering to vote in the 2018 elections. According to the offer on the table, the province that would register... Read more

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    A woman journalist beaten up by a colonel of the police in Goma,Eastern DR. Congo

    Goma, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Investigative Reporting 30 Apr 2017

    I'm in Goma in Eastern DR.CONGO to cover the incident of a woman journalist beaten up by a police colonel during the demonstration of the LUCHA's activists.The journalists wish the justice to judge the policeman Read more

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    Questions on online anonymity rise fears for freedom of speech

    Madrid, Spain Politics, Current Affairs, Investigative Reporting, Social, Cultural 30 Apr 2017

    MADRID - Several European public figures, including German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and have manifested their willingness to limit anonymity on the Internet as part of a wider policy of fighting hate speech and online criminal activities. In Spain, some judicial judgments have generated... Read more

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