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Requiem for the Arab Spring: Why has Tunisia succeeded where others failed?

Tunisia is where the "Arab Spring" began. Today, seven years on, despite some setbacks, it is the only country in the Arab world where those uprisings have given way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. Our guest, Safwan Masri, says that's no coincidence. Masri, who's in charge of Columbia University's global research centres, says Tunisia's traditions of reform, moderation and tolerance made its revolution uniquely qualified to succeed where others in the region failed.

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2018-07-12 Marc PERELMAN

'Official US position, confirmed by Trump: Crimea is Ukrainian', Poroshenko says

At this week’s NATO summit in Brussels, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman he was “certain” that US President Donald Trump would not negotiate on...

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2018-07-11 Annette YOUNG

The art of 'adulting': Why do so many of us struggle to grow up?

Annette Young meets Pamela Druckerman, New York Times columnist and Paris-based author whose latest book looks at why we struggle with growing up. After the mammoth success of...

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2018-07-09 Asia-pacific

ICRC chief: 'Long way to go' until Rohingya refugees can return to Myanmar

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), spoke to FRANCE 24 from Geneva following a visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh. Maurer described the...

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2018-07-05 Claudy SIAR

Migration 'not just a security issue,' says France's Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron said a new vision of Africa that reflects the continent's vitality is necessary to tackle Europe's migration crisis, in an exclusive interview on...

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2018-07-04 Africa

Zuma will remain in ANC until 'last day of his life,' says Ramaphosa

Responding to reports that Jacob Zuma could split the ruling African National Congress, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa insisted his predecessor would never quit or split...

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