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African nations need to prepare for potential return of thousands of jihadists

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DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages in landmark ruling

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WorldRemit: Helping migrant workers send money back home

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The challenges awaiting the new leader of South Africa's ANC

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Bangladeshi PM calls violence in Myanmar 'unacceptable'

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Was 2017 the worst year for the environment?

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How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-12-21

Film show: 'Paterson', 'Souvenir' and 'Mapplethorpe'

Jim Jarmusch reveals the sunnier side of New Jersey in "Paterson". His latest release starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani is a study of the beauty to be found in the banal and the poignant poetry of everyday life.

A new documentary turns the lens on Robert Mapplethorpe, the artist whose images caused outrage on the floor of the US Senate in the 1980s.

Film critic Lisa Nesselson muses on the mediocrity of televised singing contests as Isabelle Huppert plays a reluctant chanteuse in "Souvenir".

And we check out "The Sociologist and the Bear Cub", the documentary tackling tough questions with soft toys.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Lisa NESSELSON

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2017-12-15 culture

Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her 'Freedom Highway'

The blues, country and folk singer is going back to her classical roots for a set of concerts with the Breton Symphony Orchestra here in France. The multi-instrumentalist and...

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2017-12-14 culture

Photographer Sebastião Salgado takes a seat in France's academy of fine arts

He's spent years photographing gold mines, oil fields and genocide, following the world's poor and forgotten people and more recently the planet's last undamaged places. The...

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2017-12-13 culture

Film show: 'Star Wars, The Last Jedi'

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." there was a film critic called Lisa Nesselson who was NOT a fan of the Star Wars franchise. Listen to her review of "Star Wars: The...

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2017-12-12 culture

Paris, the capital of street art?

If you were asked to name Europe's street art capital, you might lean towards Berlin or even London. But could it be Paris's turn to wear the urban culture crown? L'Aerosol is...

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2017-12-11 culture

Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

Son Little cooks up a stirring fusion of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll; tipping his hat to the sounds of yesteryear while creating music that’s modern and fresh. The...

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