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Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

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Kenyan Government disbands National Olympic Committee over mismanagement

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France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

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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 : 2013-01-15

France at War

A matter of "several weeks", or is France now in it for the long haul in Mali? François Picard’s panel looks at the events that prompted France to deploy to Mali ahead of West African peacekeepers.

  • Pierre CONESA, Former French Defence Ministry official;
  • Gregory MANN. Associate professor of history, Columbia University;
  • Michael KIRTLEY. Journalist, National Geographic & Africa. International, Independent filmmaker;
  • François NDENGWE. Founder, African Advisory Board;
  • Imad MESDOUA. Political Analyst, Pasco Risk Management (from London);
  • Kassim KONE. Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Suny Cortland (from New York);
  • Tunde FATUNDE. Journalist, The Guardian (from Lagos, Nigeria).
  • Matthieu MABIN. France 24 Senior Correspondent (from Mali).

    Produced by Anelise Borges, François Picard, Marie-France Manrique, Mary Colombel.

    Watch part two here.

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-24 Syria

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When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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2016-08-23 Syria

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