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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 : 2012-07-17

Africa: who's in charge?

She won’t mince her words, but will she be effective? After the election of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as African Union’s chair, François Picard looks at South Africa’s ambitions for the continent... and beyond.

  • Douglas YATES. Professor of Political Science, American University of Paris. Author, "Oil, Rebel Movements and Armed Conflict in Africa";
  • Sabine CESSOU. Journalist, Slate and Afrique magazine;
  • Tunde FATUNDE. Journalist, Guardian Newspaper (Lagos, Nigeria), by telephone from Lagos.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

Watch the second part here.

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2015-05-06 Muslims

Crossing a red line: French mayor slammed for profiling Muslim students

French police have questioned the mayor of a southern town over his claims that he's been tracking how many Muslim children attend its schools. The move is seen as illegal and...

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2015-05-06 UK Elections

Down to the wire: UK election poll shows main parties neck-and-neck

We are down to the wire with Britain set to elect a new government on Thursday. A Financial Times poll shows the Conservatives and Labour neck-and-neck at 34 percent. This...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 2)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-05 France

France's Patriot Act? Lawmakers Approve Surveillance Bill (part 1)

French lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill that spells out a legal framework for intelligence-gathering, including mass monitoring of the big phone and internet...

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2015-05-04 defence

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

The French president is now in Riyadh after sealing a deal in Doha to sell Rafale fighter jets. On Tuesday, François Hollande will become the first ever Western leader to attend...

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