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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.

Latest update : 2012-10-26

Bribes and business: How to stop the rot? (part 2)

Nigeria has known other corruption scandals, but the latest one blows the whistle on a whopping $29 billion worth of siphoned gas revenues over ten years. François Picard’s panel looks at the foreign companies allegedly implicated and why France is being singled out for failing to crack down on corporate bribes to foreign officials.

  • Patrick SMITH. Editor-in-Chief, The Africa Report;
  • Frederick T DAVIS. Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP;
  • Patrick MOULETTE. Anti-Corruption Division Chief, OECD;
  • Lai YAHAYA. Lawyer, economist and policy entrepreneur, TransparentAid (from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia).

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

Watch the first part here.

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2017-07-19 Americas

'Let it fail': Trump's hands-off approach to governing

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2017-07-18 Asia-pacific

Tightening the screws: The two faces of Xi Jinping's China

He's already China's most powerful president in decades, so why does Xi Jinping seem to be tightening his grip even further? The strict measures include the treatment of Nobel...

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2017-07-17 Americas

Downward spiral: How to break Venezuela's impasse?

In Venezuela, the downward spiral seems unstoppable. On Sunday, the opposition organised a plebiscite, drawing a mass turnout and a resounding "no" to constitutional change....

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2017-07-13 Donald Trump

Trump in Paris: America's new place in the world

It's a two-day Parisian getaway that includes dinner and a show. After getting down to business at the Elysée Palace, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are off to dinner at a...

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2017-07-12 Middle East

Tillerson to the Rescue: US Secretary of State in Qatar Crisis Mediation

Can Rex Tillerson's first big mediation effort bear fruit? The new US Secretary of State is trying to play peacemaker between Qatar and a quartet of angry Saudi-led neighbours....

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