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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 : 2013-03-05

Questions over fate of al Qaeda's no. 2 in Africa

One of al Qaeda's most wanted men has allegedly been killed in Mali. What does it mean for the jihadist group? And what impact will it have on those 15 French hostages currently being held by al Qaeda operatives in the region?

  • Dougoukolo KONARE. Malian Researcher, Paris Descartes University;
  • William JORDAN. Former Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Algiers;
  • Omar ASHOUR. Director, MA Programme in Middle East Studies, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter (from London);
  • Richard YUNG. Senator, French Socialist Party.

Watch the second part here.

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

By Anelise Borges

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