In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, the head of Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party, Rached Ghannouchi, speaks out in favour of the death penalty. In the wake of an outcry over a recent case of child rape, he backs the application of capital punishment, describing it as a "natural law".
Since 2009, China has been the African continent’s number one trading partner. Speaking in Tanzania at the beginning of his African tour, the Chinese president Xi Jinping called for a partnership of equals. But has the relationship between the two partners benefited Africa as much as it has China? Melissa Bell puts the question to Jean-François Di Meglio, president of the Asia Centre think tank in Paris.
The Chinese president Xi Jinping is currently on his maiden trip to Africa, where a lot of contracts are being signed and a lot of speeches made. To try to find out what is at stake in the Chinese-African relationship, Marc Perelman speaks to Solange Guo Chatelard, a China-Africa researcher.
As China’s new president, Xi Jinping, continues his first tour of Africa, France 24’s Armen Georgian speaks to Senegalese writer Adama Gaye, author of "China-Africa: the dragon and the ostrich". Gaye argues that Africa has buried its head in the sand, while the dragon preys on the continent’s resources and ordinary Africans are largely left out.
For the first time since his appointment, Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh speaks to France 24's Taoufik Mjaied about the political impact of the assassination of Chokri Belaid and the ongoing investigation into his murder. He also analyses the fragile equilibrium of Tunisian politics, the role of the ruling Islamist party Ennahda (of which he is a member) and the challenges his government faces in the coming months.