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Latest update : 2011-12-08

Russian spring? Suprise setback for Putin

Russia’s first general election since the advent of the smartphone offers up a surprise setback for Vladimir Putin. Are nascent protests the sign of a burgeoning democracy, or indeed the beginning of the end for the team that has now ruled for over a decade?

  • Misha MOST, Russian artist;
  • Natalia NAROCHNITSKAYA, President, Institute of Democracy and Cooperation; Former member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation;
  • Galia ACKERMAN, Head of Russian Department, "Politique Internationale"(quarterly review);
  • Douglas HERBERT, France 24 International Affairs editor;
  • Vladimir SMEKHOV, France 24 journalist.

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2014-09-01 protest

Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test

Pakistan's democracy is once again being put to the test. Security forces evicted protesters who had pushed state television off air earlier. It's part of daily protests to bring...

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2014-09-01 protest

Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test (part 2)

Pakistan's democracy is once again being put to the test. Security forces evicted protesters who had pushed state television off air earlier. It's part of daily protests to bring...

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2014-08-28 WHO

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000 (part 2)

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-28 Guinea Conakry

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

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2014-08-06 China

US-Africa summit: Obama unveils $33 billion US investment plan for Africa

Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African countries have seen a staggering level of growth. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the US has been holding an unprecedented summit,...

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