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Rape as a Weapon of War: How to Stop Impunity in Eastern Congo?

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Rape as a Weapon of War: How to Stop Impunity in Eastern Congo? (part 2)

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Indian uranium mines take heavy toll on locals and environment

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François Hollande: The mid-term blues

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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 : 2011-11-01

World Population: 7 billion, and counting (part 2)

Today marks a landmark moment in human history: the number of people on the planet is now, for the first time, more than 7 billion. It took more than a century for the world's population to go from one to two billion, but it took only 12 to grow from six billion to billion. Within 70 years, the population is expected to grow to a massive 10 billion. So is this a cause for celebration or concern?

  • Medhi DRISSI. Paris Bureau chief, Food and Agriculture Organization;
  • Jan RIELAENDER. Economist on the Africa desk, OECD;
  • Christophe Z. GUILMOTO. Senior Fellow in Demography, 'Institut de recherche pour le développement';
  • Steven SINDING. Former Director-General, International Planned Parenthood Federation. Co-author, 'Population Matters' - from MANCHESTER, Vermont, US.

Watch the first part here.

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a Weapon of War: How to Stop Impunity in Eastern Congo?

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-22 DR Congo

Rape as a Weapon of War: How to Stop Impunity in Eastern Congo? (part 2)

One person can make a difference in the fight to stop mass rape in conflict zones. François Picard’s panel includes a colleague of Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, who has...

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2014-10-21 crime

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

A five-year sentence; at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that...

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2014-10-21 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime?

A five-year sentence - he'll spend at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a...

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2014-10-20 Barack Obama

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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