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Obama's Africa Legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' part 2

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'Turkey's messy war explained'

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The styles of summer 2015

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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.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

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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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa Legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' part 2

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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2015-07-28 Africa

Obama's Africa Legacy: US president warns against 'cancer of corruption' part 1

It's time for the world to reboot its view of Africa. That was the message to the continent's leaders when Barack Obama addressed the African Union this Tuesday. His speech...

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2015-07-27 Turkey

Turkey targets both IS group and Kurds in Iraq (part 2)

The ripples from the ongoing battle with the Islamic State group have well and truly extended into neighbouring Turkey. As Ankara continues its bombing campaign against the...

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2015-07-27 Turkey

Turkey targets both IS group and Kurds in Iraq

The ripples from the ongoing battle with the Islamic State group have well and truly extended into neighbouring Turkey. As Ankara continues its bombing campaign against the...

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2015-07-23 Turkey

Turning point for Turkey? Ankara steps up fight against IS group (part 2)

Is Turkey finally being drawn into the conflict in Syria? Monday's bomb blast in Suruc has driven a new wedge between Ankara and the banned PKK, with policemen targeted in...

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