On air
  • RFI English Live
  • RFI French Live
International report
rss itunes

100 years after WWIn, French soil still contaminated by WWI ammunition, pt 2

By Claire Rush

World War I ended 100 years ago. But its effects linger on in north-eastern France, in the form of environmental pollution.

Several years ago, researchers discovered that ammunition destruction operations, carried out near Verdun after the war, have left the topsoil contaminated.

A discovery that’s particularly affected farmers.

Claire Rush has this second report from the rural village of Houdelaucourt-sur-Othain

In Nigeria, bloody battles between Muslim herders and Christian farmers

Back in Senegal, ex-president Wade vows to force election delay

Liberia's anti-graft body says Weah undermining fight against corruption

Providing justice to people in Ethiopia's Somali Regional State

Kenyan-based Flipflopi boat is calling for a plastic revolution

Israel imposes water rationing, reduced visits on Palestinian inmates

Despite all odds Central American migrants say they will continue on to US

Claudette Colvin: the precursor to Rosa Parks in the US Civil Rights Movement