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We have been abandoned, say CAR flood victims

Issued on: 03/11/2019 – 09:35Modified: 03/11/2019 – 12:44 Nearly 30,000 people have been displaced by flooding in the Central African Republic in the latest crisis to hit the war-torn country. A FRANCE 24 team reporting in the capital, Bangui, found residents displaced and struggling to cope on their own. Advertising Read more Standing in ankle-deep muddy water,
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French soldier killed in Mali by roadside bomb

Issued on: 02/11/2019 – 19:43Modified: 02/11/2019 – 19:44 A French soldier was killed in Mali Saturday after his armoured vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb, France's presidency said in a statement. Advertising Read more Corporal Ronan Pointeau died near Menaka in eastern Mali following "the detonation of an improvised explosive device as his armoured
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Cameroons rubber business: A weapon of mass deforestation

Issued on: 01/11/2019 – 16:19Modified: 01/11/2019 – 16:59 REPORTERS FRANCE 24 Television cameras are not welcome in the tropical forests of Cameroon. But our journalists managed to investigate the damage caused by the intensive cultivation of the Hevea tree that produces latex, the raw material used to make rubber. Multinationals, such as Sud Cameroun Hévéa, are
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200,000 displaced in Somalia floods, agency says

People have been evacuated using tractors and boats from neighborhoods that have been submerged in water in Beledweyne town after days of rainfall and flooding, the charity said.Thousands of residents in makeshift camps are in desperate need of food and water, the organization said.Save the Children said its staff are working tirelessly screening children, but resources
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Hackers demand bitcoin ransom from Johannesburg city

Johannesburg city council member Funzela Ngobeni said the hackers gained access to the city's computer systems last Thursday and gave them until Monday to make the payment of four bitcoins, which is equivalent to 500,000 rands, according to the council.The officials are refusing to pay and the ultimatum date has now elapsed."The city will not concede to their demands