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Trump's presidency, one year in: 365 days of outrageous tweets and blunders

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War in Syria: UN refugee agency denounces rape of men and boys

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Latest update : 2011-04-01

Ivory Coast: is it all over for Laurent Gbagbo?

After a long, slow burn, Laurent Gbagbo’s support unravels fast with Alassane Ouattara’s forces at the gates of Abidjan. Is it the end of Ivory Coast’s long civil war? Stephen Ellis downplays ethnic rivalries and argues it was all about personal ambition.

  • Billie O’KADAMERI, Journalist, RFI
  • Xavier GHELBER, Member of the Paris Bar
  • Bernard MARK, France 24 Correspondent (By phone from Abidjan)
  • Jean-Baptiste HATCHELOY, Grand Bassam resident (By phone from Grand Bassam)
  • Stephen ELLIS, Researcher at the African Studies Center in Leiden (By phone from Amsterdam)

Program produced by Yi Song and Pauline Heilmann.

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2018-01-17 Europe

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

Women across Poland have taken to the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights, which they say are under threat from the ruling conservative Law...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another...

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2018-01-15 Africa

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine...

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2018-01-11 Europe

Merkel's last chance? German chancellor in crunch coalition talks

Germany has been in a holding pattern since September 24, when citizens voted in a general election where the big centre-right and centre-left blocs underperformed badly. And...

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2018-01-10 Emmanuel Macron

Conspiracy theories: How to sort truth from fiction?

Long before there was the internet, there were conspiracy theories: neatly-bundled stories to explain events that are hard to swallow. So why does a new survey show that a...

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