Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Paris: A nightlife in limbo?

Read more

REVISITED

Video: 40 years on, Franco's ghost still haunts Spain

Read more

#TECH 24

'Life as a cyborg' with Angel Giuffria

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Can love finally beat the caste system in Senegal?

Read more

ENCORE!

Saimir Pirgu, a leading tenor mentored by Pavarotti and Domingo

Read more

#THE 51%

Feminist icons and young female Democrats clash over Hillary Clinton

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

The Perche region: The art of peasantry

Read more

FOCUS

Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

The 'Académie française': Guard dog of the French language

Read more

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

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2010-11-01

France Held Hostage in the Sahel

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)
 
 
Programme prepared by Bilal Tarabey and Perrine Desplats

 

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2016-02-11 François Hollande

The Hollande (re)shuffle: Cabinet expanded ahead of 2017 presidential elections (part 2)

It's a reshuffle that will resonate well beyond France's borders. François Hollande is shaking up his cabinet with an eye to his re-election bid next year. The former prime...

Read more

2016-02-11 François Hollande

The Hollande (re)shuffle: Cabinet expanded ahead of 2017 presidential elections (part 1)

It's a reshuffle that will resonate well beyond France's borders. François Hollande is shaking up his cabinet with an eye to his re-election bid next year. The former prime...

Read more

2016-02-10 Bernie Sanders

Rage against the machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire primary (part 2)

Now can we take Donald Trump seriously? The real estate mogul won big in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, with no clear moderate emerging from a still-crowded Republican...

Read more

2016-02-10 Bernie Sanders

Rage against the machine: Trump and Sanders win big in New Hampshire primary (part 1)

Now can we take Donald Trump seriously? The real estate mogul won big in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, with no clear moderate emerging from a still-crowded Republican...

Read more

2016-02-09 Syria

Battle for Aleppo: A turning point in Syria's civil war? (part 2)

It's shaping up as a turning point in Syria's civil war. After years on the back foot, the Syrian army advances on what was once the country's largest city, Aleppo. The Assad...

Read more