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Robert Mugabe resigns: 'Hip Hip Harare'

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Celebrations erupt in the streets of Harare as Mugabe resigns

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Zimbabwe's end of an era

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Video: An uncertain fate for US's transgender soldiers

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Enslaved in Libya: What to do about exploited African migrants?

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Seal on his new album 'Standards' and why he doesn't like texting

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'The End of German Stability'

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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.

Latest update : 2011-01-13

Tunisia's Tipping Point? (part 2)

Sparks fly as François Picard’s guests argue over the root causes of unprecedented social unrest in Tunisia. As Tunisia’s business model is put to the test by rising unemployed among skilled labourers, word gets out thanks to the internet, this in a country usually accused of keeping all dissent under wraps.

A debate with François Picard and guests:

Taoufik MATHLOUTHI, Tunisian political activist
Jean-Marie FARDEAU, Director of Human Rights Watch Paris
Lahcen ACHY, Senior economist at the Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut (by satellite from Rabat, Morocco)
Lina BEN MHENNI, Tunisian blogger and Lecturer at Tunis University (by skype from Tunis, Tunisia)

Programme prepared by Yi Song, Pauline Heilmann and Jeanette Coombs

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2017-11-21 Libya

Enslaved in Libya: What to do about exploited African migrants?

A slave auction - in 2017. The video aired last week on CNN, confirming what had come out in a long string of reports and testimony: that Libyans were preying on sub-Saharan...

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2017-11-20 Germany

Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

Should the rest of Europe worry? Germany's president called on cooler heads to prevail after he received Angela Merkel the day after coalition talks collapsed. She's still in the...

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2017-11-16 COP23

Clearing the air: How to make Paris climate agreement stick?

The planet's getting warmer, faster; China's carbon emissions are back on the rise; India's capital is blanketed in what feels like record smog; and the United States is not only...

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2017-11-15 Africa

The fall of Mugabe? Zimbabwe military detains president

This time, it finally looks like the end for Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe's 93-year old president has not spoken since the military moved in overnight and seized key points of the...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Divided Kingdom: UK Parliament, Cabinet at odds over Brexit

It was a particularly long day for Britain's embattled prime minister. In parliament, Theresa May has to fend off challenges within her own party. As the clock ticks on...

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