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Latest update : 2014-02-04

Samantha Power, US Ambassador to the United Nations

The United Nations Security Council has called on Mali’s government to conclude talks with Tuareg rebels as soon as possible – or risk facing a growing security threat. Members of the council visited Mali at the weekend to assess the situation in the West African nation, a year after France sent in troops to drive back al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters.

France 24’s Douglas Herbert discussed the Mali mission with Samantha Power, a former journalist and human rights defender recently named by Barack Obama as the US ambassador to the United Nations. Power also discussed UN efforts to get humanitarian aid through to besieged civilians in Syria, as well as the spiralling violence in the Central African Republic.

By Douglas HERBERT

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2014-08-01 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Ron Dermer, Israeli ambassador to the United States

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip showed no sign of abating, FRANCE 24’s Washington correspondent Philip Crowther spoke to Ron Dermer, the...

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2014-07-30 AIDS

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Former WHO Deputy Regional Director for Africa

Top World Health Organisation official Matshidiso Moeti tells France 24 why progress in tackling the deadly Ebola outbreak has not been as fast as it could have been, and...

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2014-07-28 Hamas

Gilles Kepel, Islamic and Arab world specialist

As violence in Gaza and the Middle East escalates, specialists such as Gilles Kepel are working overtime to help explain and interpret the shifting dynamics in the region. Kepel...

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2014-07-23 Benjamin Netanyahu

Yezid Sayigh, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut

Palestinian former negotiator Yezid Sayigh explains why the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip is a dead-end strategy; he also looks at the diplomatic efforts to stop...

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2014-07-21 AIDS

Michel Sidibé, UNAIDS Executive Director

The United Nations' AIDS programme has just issued a major report which assesses the progress in the fight against the epidemic as well as the lapses that still prevent its...

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