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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)

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Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song. 

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-05-04 Iran

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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2015-04-30 David Cameron

A less United Kingdom: Homestretch for uncertain election (part 1)

We are a week away from a UK election that could send the British Isles into unchartered waters. Incumbent David Cameron has been touting a recovery stronger than on the...

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