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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2010-11-01

France Held Hostage in the Sahel (part 2)

Should France be in the Sahel? This region below the Sahara Desert, is rich in resources such as uranium; France is there in the form of the nuclear giant Areva, mining for the substance that is key to the French nuclear programme. But 7 workers were kidnapped from near the mine in Niger, taken across the border into Mali, held it is believed by the North African branch of Al Qaeda. Did Areva do all it could to ensure the safety of its staff?

 

A debate with Mark Owen and guests:
 
George KAZOLIAS, Instructor of Global Communications at the American University of Paris and Senior Producer for RFO, Africa
Tunde FATUNDE, Journalist for the Guardian Newspaper (Lagos, Nigeria)
Clovis CASALI, France 24 Correspondent (by phone from Niamey, Niger)
Douglas YATES, Professor of Political Science, American University of Paris (by phone from Paris)
 
 
Programme prepared by Bilal Tarabey and Perrine Desplats

 

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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' (part 2)

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' (part 1)

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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2015-07-27 Turkey

Turkey targets both IS group and Kurds in Iraq (part 2)

The ripples from the ongoing battle with the Islamic State group have well and truly extended into neighbouring Turkey. As Ankara continues its bombing campaign against the...

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2015-07-27 Turkey

Turkey targets both IS group and Kurds in Iraq

The ripples from the ongoing battle with the Islamic State group have well and truly extended into neighbouring Turkey. As Ankara continues its bombing campaign against the...

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2015-07-23 Turkey

Turning point for Turkey? Ankara steps up fight against IS group (part 2)

Is Turkey finally being drawn into the conflict in Syria? Monday's bomb blast in Suruc has driven a new wedge between Ankara and the banned PKK, with policemen targeted in...

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