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Jewellery, a lucrative and rapidly growing sector of the fashion and luxury market

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Tackling the taboo of infertility in Cameroon

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Beyond Kobani: Jihadists resist strikes in Syria and gain ground in Iraq

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Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalian president

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Nigeria: Reports of ceasefire between government and Boko Haram

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Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

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Video tackles prejudice towards West African as Ebola spreads

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Aubry adds to Hollande's woes

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An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Monday and Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time. Saturday at 7.45 am.

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THE INTERVIEW

Latest update : 2014-06-16

Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, Fidel Castro's former bodyguard

Juan Reinaldo Sanchez was Fidel Castro's personal bodyguard for 17 years. As such, he spent his days and many of his nights up close with the Cuban leader before breaking ranks with the regime and finding refuge in Florida in 2008. Now, in a book published in French, he lifts the veil on the Lider Maximo's secrets - including his alleged fortune.

By Marc PERELMAN

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2014-10-18 Somalia

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somalian president

Somali troops backed by African Union forces have carried out a successful military campaign against al-Shabaab's strongholds in the country. But in recent days, the armed group...

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2014-10-15 climate change

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He is also an economist and a special advisor to the UN Secretary-General Ban K-moon. Five years...

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2014-10-13 Russia

Andrei Grachev, Gorbachev's former adviser and spokesman

Andrei Grachev writes in a new book that he had a sad premonition at the time that Mikhail Gorbachev's dream of a new openness in Soviet life might abruptly end. The putsch would...

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2014-10-11 Ukraine

Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and political scientist

A little over a month after Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels signed a fragile ceasefire, the death toll in Ukraine's six-month war continues to climb by the day. Separatist...

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2014-10-11 Turkey

Exclusive: ‘Turkey cannot give weapons to civilians’ to fight IS group

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu defends his government’s stance on the fight against the Islamic State group in neighbouring...

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