Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo speaks to FRANCE 24 following the recent Copenhagen climate conference, which ended with a non-binding accord to fight against global warming, rescuing the deadlocked summit.
Henri Guaino, the special adviser to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, denies rumours he has grown weary of his job, saying he is “neither worn out nor discouraged, nor piqued, nor even disappointed”. Nor, he tells us, has his bid to head a major company been sidelined.
Having just recovered five ancient frescoed fragments from France’s Louvre museum, Egypt is now after the famous Rosetta Stone, which helped decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics more than two centuries ago and is now in the British Museum. With the debate about rightful ownership of prized works of art in full swing, we speek to French archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur about his research in Alexandria.
Wassyla Tamzali, a former lawyer and head of women’s rights at UNESCO, lays into what she describes as the regression of secular and progressive thought in Europe in her essay "Une femme en colère: Lettre d'Alger aux Européens désabusés" (An angry woman: letter from Algiers to disillusioned Europeans).
As 120 heads of state get ready to mark the closure of the Copenhagen climate summit on Friday – a summit that has seen disputes between richer and developing nations over the summit’s objectives and the arrest of some 1,800 people - FRANCE 24 talks to Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).