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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.

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THE DEBATE

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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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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