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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-03-07

Trump and Africa: Rex Tillerson tours the continent

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has started a six-day trip to Africa. The tour kicks off in Ethiopia, where he will or won't get a view of the state of emergency against domestic protests there. Tillerson will likely discuss Ethiopia's close ties with China. He has already warned against the lure of big loans that rekindle a cycle of debt dependency, the kind that used to cripple sub-Saharan states. What impact is the Trump administration having on the African continent?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Tatiana REITER, and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Roland MARCHAL

Senior fellow at CNRS and Horn of Africa Specialist

Naunihal SINGH

Professor of African Politics, Naval War College

Jeffrey HAWKINS

Former US ambassador to the Central African Republic

Ebenezer OKPOKPO

Lawyer and member of the French-Nigerian Association

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2018-06-19 François PICARD

Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy

It's a sit-down in a castle north of Berlin that was supposed to be finally put euro zone reform on the rails, but the migrant crisis again steals the show. Angela Merkel and her...

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2018-06-18 Americas

Colombia's next president: Duque defeats left-wing Petro in run-off

What next for Colombia? Voters tacked conservative in the first presidential run-off to feature a straight choice between left and right. 41-year-old Ivan Duque beat Gustavo...

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2018-06-14 François PICARD

It's all kicking off: What expectations for Russia's World Cup?

The day has arrived. Russia is kicking off a month of planetary football madness at its own World Cup. Over the next month, at office water coolers, cafes and family gatherings,...

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2018-06-13 François PICARD

Franco-Italian rift: Conte, Macron row over stranded migrants

Will the new Italian prime minister still be coming for lunch on Friday? Amid an escalation with France's president over the refusal to take in stranded migrants in the...

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2018-06-13 Asia-pacific

Handshake for the ages: What to make of the historic Trump-Kim summit?

The first ever meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader marked a de facto recognition of the North Korean regime. But it's still far from bringing lasting...

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