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Can the 'wound at Africa's heart' be healed? (part 2)

French troops are on their way to another former colony in Africa. This time, it's the Central African Republic, a nation in turmoil where dozens have just been killed in the latest fighting in the capital. How did the Central African Republic get to this point? Can France help stop what it fears could become a genocide there?

  • General Dominique TRINQUAND, Director for External Relations, Groupe Marck;
  • Julie OWONO, Head of Africa Desk, Internet without borders;
  • Louis BERNARD, Founder of Layer Cake;
  • Mahamat KAMOUN, Chief of Staff, Office of the President of the Central African Republic;
  • Paul Simon HANDY, Director of Research, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria;
  • Noureddine ADAM, Minister of State in charge of security and Intelligence;.

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Produced and prepared by Vittoria Pirone, Cécile Khindria, Christopher Davis

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

US racial tension - How far should freedom of speech be allowed to go?

US President Donald Trump has backtracked from statements he made when he denounced neo-Nazis and white supremacists as repugnant, blaming once again the racist protestors and...

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2017-08-14 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso attack: How to restore security in the Sahel region?

At least 18 people were killed in a terror attack in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Sunday night. Last month, the idea of setting up a five-nation African task force was...

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2017-08-15 India

India and Pakistan mark 70 years of independence: Can the two countries ever reconcile?

Will India and Pakistan ever be friends? As the two countries celebrate 70 years since they gained their independence, India's prime minister has accused Kashmir separatists of...

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2017-08-09 France

Security in France: Is France's "Opération Sentinelle" still working?

A man is currently under arrest after a car drove into a group of soldiers in a western Paris suburb on Wednesday morning. Six soldiers have been injured. All of them were a week...

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2017-08-10 North Korea

US-North Korea tensions: War of words escalates

There's considerable concern in many parts of the world as North Korea and the United States appear engaged in the highest-stakes game of chicken possible, one where the ultimate...

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