Armen Georgian meets Patrick J. Kennedy, a former US Congressman and a member of America’s most famous political dynasty. He talks about his hopes for galvanizing the Iranian opposition in the light of events in neighbouring Syria. Kennedy also touches on the fiscal cliff talks in the US Congress, and muses on the responsibility that any Kennedy must shoulder in American public life.
Marc Gentilini, former head of the French Red Cross and a professor of infectious diseases at Paris’s Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, says the global attention given to Influenza A is “indecent” given the other health emergencies in the world.
Jean Ping, chairman of the African Union Commission, discusses his new book "Et l'Afrique brillera de mille feux" ("Africa will shine with a thousand points of light") , an account of the continent’s history and development.
The IMF has just approved 17 billions dollars in zero percent loans for low-income countries until 2014. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the IMF, explains the details in an interview with FRANCE 24.
The French writer Yann Quéffelec discusses his new book "Adieu Bugaled Breizh", (“Goodbye Bugaled Breizh”) about the 2004 shipwreck of a French trawler. Quéffelec says a Dutch submarine caused the accident, in which 5 French sailors died.
Known as the “mother of the Uighurs,” Rebiya Kadeer has lived in exile in the United States since being released from Chinese prison in 2005. She denounces the repression and arrest of ethnic Uighurs living in China’s Xinjiang region.