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Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

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#MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign takes on Iran's mandatory hijab law

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Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

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PERSPECTIVE

Every morning, FRANCE 24 speaks to a key business, social or cultural player, or a leading voice in the field of humanitarian action, sport or science. From Monday to Friday at 8.40 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-04-26

Access to books: ‘Libraries are at the very heart of what makes people free’

When you hear the word library, you might think of a stuffy old building filled with dusty and often irrelevant books. One association is trying to shake off that image by helping some of the world's poorest have access to books and, therefore, education. For over a decade, Libraries Without Borders has worked across the globe and its experts have come up with the concept of pop up Ideas Boxes that can be set up anywhere. We spoke to Jérémy Lachal, one of the co-founders of this NGO.

By Thomas WATERHOUSE

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2018-07-13 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Playing the game: The soft power politics of sport

In just a couple of days, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will come to a close. Host nation Russia will bask in the afterglow of having successfully hosted one of the biggest sporting...

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2018-07-12 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

British author Adam Biles honours senior citizens with 'fire in their bellies'

"Dazzling". "Scintillating". "Beautifully offbeat". That's just some of the praise Paris-based author Adam Biles soaked up for his début novel "Feeding Time", which was published...

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2018-07-11 Stuart NORVAL

Climbing Mount Everest: 'You get addicted to it'

"You get addicted to it". That's why Alyssa Azar, the youngest Australian woman to climb Mount Everest, does it. The summit is nearly 30,000 feet above sea level, on the border...

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2018-07-10 Stuart NORVAL

Niger’s Alphadi on creating opportunities for Africa's young fashion designers

Our Perspective guest today is fashion designer Alphadi often known as the Magician of the Desert. Born in Timbuktu, Alphadi now spends his time between Niger and France making...

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2018-07-09 Stuart NORVAL

'How could they be terrorists, when their only weapon was a book?'

Today in Perspective, we speak to journalist Delphine Minoui, Middle East correspondent for Le Figaro newspaper. Rebel-held Daraya, a suburb of Damascus, was under siege by the...

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