German politician and writer Thilo Sarrazin stirred a huge outcry in Germany when he argued in an explosive book that Muslim immigrants were undermining German society by failing to integrate. With his book now published in French, he speaks to Douglas Herbert about why he feels he’s been made a scapegoat for raising a taboo.
Armen Georgian meets Tracy Chamoun, the scion of one of Lebanon’s most famous dynasties. The first woman to found a political party in the Arab world - the Liberal Democrats Party of Lebanon - she talks about her plans and hopes for her country, and about coming to terms with the murder of her father, his second wife and their young children during the Lebanese civil war.
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.