Don't miss




Ireland: The forgotten Angels of Tuam

Read more


S.Africa's former President Zuma to face corruption charges

Read more


'60 Minutes' to air interview with porn actress aledging affair with Trump

Read more


In Africa, French is more than a common language

Read more


Poisoned Relations: UK sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack

Read more


Behind the scenes at France's majestic Chantilly castle

Read more

#THE 51%

#MeToo in South Korea

Read more


Russia's opposition weakened as Putin looks set for fourth term

Read more


Fantasy novelist Robin Hobb among guests at France's biggest book fair

Read more


A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-02-29

Democracy put to the test in Senegal

For many years Senegal's selling point has been stability - it is the only country in West Africa to have never suffered a military coup. Its tradition of peaceful elections has attracted foreign investment. But the country's president Abdoulaye Wade, who has been in power for 12 years, is now runing for a third term. Is this a challenge to democracy in Senegal?

  • Doudou SIDIBE. Head of Abdoulaye Wade's campaign in France, Senegalese Democratic Party;
  • Amadou GAYE. Political strategist, Senegalese Socialist Party;
  • Adama GAYE. Senegalese political analyst (from Dakar, Senegal);
  • Paul MELLY. Associate, Chatham House (from London);
  • Dame BABOU. Senegalese Journalist. NY Correspondent, Sud Quotidien (from New York);

Produced by Laura Baines, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis, Elom Marcel Toble.

Watch the second part here



2018-03-15 Middle East

Seven years of war: What outcome for Syria?

Seven years and counting. In Syria, the deaths have run in the hundreds of thousands and the displaced in the millions. To this day there is still plenty of bloodshed and new...

Read more

2018-03-14 Russia

Poisoned relations: UK sanctions Russia over nerve agent attack

Following the ultimatum given to Russia, Theresa May has confirmed the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats. But this seems to be only the start. The UK prime minister is promising...

Read more

2018-03-13 USA

Trump fires Tillerson: What next for US diplomacy?

Rex Tillerson is the latest White House official on the receiving end of Donald Trump's famous line - you're fired! Our panel discuss how his replacement, CIA Director Mike...

Read more

2018-03-12 National Front party (France)

Bannon on Tour: Former Trump aide rallies European far-right

Last weekend, France's far-right National Front staged what it billed as a rebranding; a party conference where it changed its name and kicked out honorary president Jean-Marie...

Read more

2018-03-08 International Women's Day

Mind the gap: French law to up pressure for equal pay

For every euro a man makes in Europe, a woman makes 84 cents. In the half-century since women entered the workforce, the gap has narrowed but not enough. Ahead of International...

Read more