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Latest update : 2013-04-23

Mali conflict: Once the French have gone... (part 2)

French lawmakers have given the green light to keeping troops in Mali. Operation Serval began in January, and since then, al Qaeda-linked jihadists have been chased out of Mali's towns and cities. French troops have already begun to leave and the government says that just 1,000 soldiers will remain until the end of the year for training purposes. Laura Baines and her guests discuss whether Mali is really on the path to peace.

  • Emmanuel DUPUY, President of the Institute for Prospective and Security Studies in Europe;
  • Michael KIRTLEY, Journalist, National Geographic & Africa International, Independent filmmaker;
  • Konare DOUGOUKOLO, Psychologist, Researcher at University Paris Descartes;
  • Roland MARCHAL, Senior fellow at the CNRS;
  • Arnaud DANJEAN, French MEP (UMP party); Member of the committee on foreign affairs and chair of the sub-committee on security and defence 

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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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2018-04-18 Cuba

Cuba without a Castro: A new country on the horizon?

Cuba is preparing its change of leadership. Miguel Diaz-Canel is the sole candidate to be the next president, which will bring an end to the Castro brothers' six-decade grip on...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

France now has its pro-reform president, Germany has its grand coalition. With Brexit ahead and populists on the rise, welcome to what some see as a "now or never" week for...

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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2018-04-12 Middle East

Not if, but when? US, France, UK ponder Syria air strikes as Douma falls

If the intent of a suspected weekend chemical attack was to hasten the exodus from Douma, it certainly has worked. As scores evacuate Eastern Ghouta's last big town, Russia was...

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