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Nigeria currency scam: Anti-corruption agency arrests 20 bankers

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Latest update : 2014-05-01

Iraq Under the Gun: Elections and the Quest for Stability (part 2)

The last time Iraqis went to the polls was in 2010, during the run-up to the departure of US-led forces. This time, they're long gone and sectarian violence is at its worst since 2008. Traffic was banned on election day to prevent car bombings. Voting was almost non-existent in mostly Sunni Anbar province where jihadists have capitalised on simmering anger with Baghdad's authorities. So what's left of Iraq and its democracy? After Saddam Hussein, have the US and UK washed their hands of Iraq?

By François PICARD

Our guests

Régis LE SOMMIER

Associate Editor in Chief, Paris Match

Abdelraman Dara SULEIMAN

Iraqi Writer and Political Analyst

Hadeel AL SAYEGH

Senior reporter for The National, United Arab Emirates

Zaid AL-ALI

Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA

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2015-06-01 Edward Snowden

NSA: Access Denied (part 2)

The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

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2015-06-01 NSA

NSA: Access Denied (part 1)

The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

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2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 2)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

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2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 1)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

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2015-05-28 British politics

David Cameron's EU Tour: British PM meets Europe's leaders to plead his cause (part 2)

Lunch in The Hague, dinner in Paris, followed by breakfast in Warsaw and lunch in Berlin. That's the outline of a whistle-stop tour that David Cameron has embarked upon in his...

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