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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 : 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.

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2016-05-24 Barack Obama

Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

Four decades after the fall of Saigon, has Vietnam become Washington's new ally in Asia? The US president announced the end of an arms embargo in place since the end of the...

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2016-05-24 France

Fuel on the fire: French unions block refineries to protest labour reform (part 2)

This Tuesday, strikes at six of France’s 8 oil refineries triggered a run on gas stations in the Paris area and throughout the country. The unions are digging in, with truckers...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Getting warmer: Far-right edged in Austria presidential election (part 1)

It took the counting of absentee ballots for the former head of the Green party Alexander Van der Bellen to edge the Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer. But both sides are treating it...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Getting warmer: Far-right edged in Austria presidential election (part 2)

It took the counting of absentee ballots for the former head of the Green party Alexander Van der Bellen to edge the Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer. But both sides are treating it...

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2016-05-19 plane crash

Missing Egyptair plane: Flight from Paris to Cairo disappears in Mediterranean (part 1)

On Thursday morning, an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo went missing with 66 people on board. Search operations are continuing in the Mediterranean Sea to locate debris and...

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