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The Rwandan Genocide on Trial: Will Justice be Served in Paris? (part 2)

For only the fourth time on French soil, a genocide and crimes against humanity trial opened today in Paris. The previous three all involved notorious Nazis or Nazi collaborators. This one puts in the dock 54-year-old Pascal Simbikangwa, a former head of Rwandan intelligence and one of the alleged orchestrators of a genocide that left nearly 800,000 dead in just 100 days. But what purpose does a trial like this one really serve?

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

By François PICARD

Our guests

Pierre CONESA

Former French Defence Ministry Official

Simon FOREMAN

Lawyer representing the CPCR

Fabrice EPSTEIN

Lawyer for former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa

Patrick de SAINT EXUPERY

Founder of the XXI Revue and author of "L'Inavouable : la France au Rwanda"

Benjamin SEHENE

Author of "The Ethnic Trap"

Eve IRVINE

FRANCE 24 reporter

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Foreign troops at border as Jammeh refuses to go (part 1)

West Africa's been here before: The tiny nation of Gambia with two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighboring Senegal. ...

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2017-01-19 Adama Barrow

Showdown in Gambia: Senegalese troops enter Country as Jammeh refuses to go (part 2)

West Africa's been here before: The tiny nation of Gambia with two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighboring Senegal. ...

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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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2017-01-17 Brexit

Hard Brexit, here we come: UK to leave EU common market (part 1)

So Brexit really does mean Brexit. Theresa May has ruled out a deal that allows the UK to keep its place inside the EU's single market - a divorce whose strategy rests on lower...

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2017-01-18 Americas

Pardon my whistleblower: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence (part 1)

On the eve of his final full day in office, Barack Obama used his executive power one last time to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who fed classified documents to...

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