Bineta Diop is the executive director of “Femmes Africa Solidarité”, an NGO founded in 1996 to promote and defend women’s rights. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, she speaks up against sexual crimes in African countries plagued by decades of conflict, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, and against impunity for perpetrators.
On the sidelines of the “Forum d'Avignon”, Stéphanie Antoine talks to Crescent Enterprises’ CEO, Badr Jafar. The businessman is deeply involved in cultural sponsorship, supporting art and cultural programmes in the Middle East and working to promote cultural exchanges between East and West.
Half a century after John Fitzgerald Kennedy's assassination, the legend of America's 35th president lives on. It’s a legend carefully crafted by his clan - who, despite 50 years of steady revelations, have kept a tight lid on family secrets. Douglas Herbert talks to Stéphane Trano, a political journalist and author who takes a look at the darker side of Camelot in a new book published in French.
Jean-Pierre Filiu, a historian and author of many books on the Middle
East and Islam, has spent many years in Syria. He has just published a
book in French on the daily struggle of a million residents in Aleppo,
the country's second city and the largest zone under rebel control. He
speaks to Douglas Herbert.
Is the typhoon that devastated the Philippines the result of climate change? Are negotiators doing enough to meet the challenge of climate change at the Warsaw summit? France 24 asks one of Australia's foremost scientists, Professor Will Steffen of the Australian National University.