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'South Sudan has a crisis of leadership'

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

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Latest update : 2012-12-04

Ai Weiwei, Chinese dissident artist

Chinese artist and cyber-dissident Ai Weiwei speaks to France 24's Henry Morton about his illegal detention in 2011. Today, he considers himself "quite free", even if he can’t leave the Chinese territory. He stresses the opportunities that internet offers when it comes to expressing oneself as an artist and individual. Finally, he warns against expecting anything from the new Chinese leadership, so long as artists are considered enemies.

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2016-04-30 South Sudan

'South Sudan has a crisis of leadership'

After many delays, South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar has returned home, where he was re-sworn in to his old job more than two years after his dismissal. That sacking...

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2016-04-27 Afghanistan

Behind the Burqa: Reporting on the lives of Afghan women

Women journalists in 2016 won an exceptional number of Pulitzer prizes, the highest accolade for journalism in the US. Annette Young talks to longtime New York Times...

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2016-04-22 Russia

'Georgia will never accept annexation'

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili speaks to FRANCE 24's Robert Parsons about the upcoming elections in his country. He also touches on relations with Russia and on his...

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2016-04-21 US Presidential Election 2016

'The worst candidates to run against Clinton are Trump and Cruz'

With a decisive win in the New York Republican primary, Donald Trump has reignited his presidential campaign. But even as he captured over 60% of the vote in his home state,...

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2016-04-16 Political asylum

The bureaucracy of seeking asylum in France: 'You have no name, no identity'

Endless queues in which you spend days, months, and even years watching the clock in dark and dreary waiting rooms. The administrators are arrogant and scornful, and the...

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