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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 : 2011-01-13

France in the firing line (Part 2)

After the shooting death of two French citizens kidnapped in Niger, François Picard’s panel looks at Paris’ decision to go after the hostage-takers, why France is such a target for Al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents, and the consequences of a permanent security threat on the poor, landlocked nation of Niger.

  • Ariane KIRTLEY, Founder and director, Amman Imman: Water is Life (NGO)
  • Marc PERELMAN, France 24 French politics editor
  • Dr. Walid PHARES, Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (By satellite from Washington)
  • David LEWIS, Dakar Correspondent for Reuters (By phone from Dakar)

Click here to watch the 1st part.

Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song. 

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