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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.

Latest update : 2013-12-31

Central African Republic: France to the rescue? (part 2)

As the French defence minister warns that the mission in Central African Republic will more dangerous than Mali, François Picard's panel looks at why Paris is getting involved in a former colony whose weak state has collapsed as armed militias stoke violence between Christians and Muslims.

Produced by Haxie Meyers-Belkin, Christopher Davis, Anelise Borges.

By François PICARD

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Martin ZIGUELE

Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 2001 to 2003

Acheikh IBN-OUMAR

Former Chadian Foreign Minister, UFR opposition party

Noureddine ADAM

Minister of State, Central African Republic

Michael KIRTLEY

Producer, World Memory Project www.worldmemoryfilmproject.org

Alex Turnbull

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

Burma and the Rohingyas: UN body accuses authorities of ethnic cleansing

“A textbook case of ethnic cleansing”, says the UN's top human rights official. Nearly 400,000 Rohingyas have fled Burma in the past fortnight for neighbouring Bangladesh after...

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

It was the first test for France's new president. Turnout may have been light by French standards but trade unions say Tuesday's protests were the first of many against Emmanuel...

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