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Latest update : 2014-01-08

France in Central African Republic: Already Time for a Surge?

Only one month into France's deployment in the Central African Republic, is it already time for a surge? Troops on the ground are unable to operate outside the capital. Any successes are marred by the ethnic bloodshed between the northern, mostly Muslim Séléka militiamen who took over Bangui last April and so-called anti-Balaka forces loyal to the ousted president. Both sides resent the French army, which finds itself in the position of policeman. What's the long view for France?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

Our guests

Marie Reine HASSEN

Former CAR Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and candidate at the next presidential elections of the CAR

Richard YUNG

Senator, French Socialist Party

Emmanuel DUPUY

President, Institute for Prospective and Security Studies in Europe

Michael KIRTLEY

Producer, World Memory Film Project

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2017-09-21 independence

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2017-09-20 Debate

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

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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

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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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