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Goma families terrorised by wave of child abductions

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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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2018-04-26 France

New form of anti-Semitism? Open French letter sparks controversy

Is France subject to a new form of anti-Semitism? The recent murder of an 85-year old Holocaust survivor by intruders who shouted "Allah Akbar" has now been followed by an open...

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2018-04-25 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on Capitol Hill: Speech before Congress emphasises 'democratic values'

As Brexit nears, Emmanuel Macron is firmly establishing France as the nation worthy of the special relationship with Washington. We review Macron's Wednesday speech before the US...

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2018-04-25 Donald Trump

Macron in Washington: Can he change Trump's foreign policy?

French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington to discuss the Middle East, trade, and North Korea. Can his charm offensive confirm Trump to change his foreign policy? Our...

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2018-04-23 Emmanuel Macron

Macron meets Trump: A state visit with discord on the horizon?

Macron meets Trump in Washington. The French president is the first to make a state visit there under the Trump administration. Some say it’s a symbol of the "bromance" betweent...

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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

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