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South Sudan: How it won the longest war but lost the peace

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Unilever CEO: 'We need business to step up to the plate' on climate change

Paul Polman is the CEO of Unilever, a multinational consumer goods company. He spoke to FRANCE 24 at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, where 195 nations are trying to forge an agreement to limit global warming to 2°C. Polman received the UN Champions of the Earth Award in 2015 and believes big companies have a role to play in sustainable development and in fighting climate change.

“We need financing [for developing countries] and obviously we need business to step up to the plate as well. It would be naive to think that governments alone can do it, so we all have a role to play", he told FRANCE 24's Stéphanie Antoine.

By Stéphanie ANTOINE

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2018-10-15 The F24 Interview

South Sudan: How it won the longest war but lost the peace

For the last decade, British journalist Peter Martell has covered the situation in South Sudan. His new book is entitled "First Raise A Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War...

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2018-10-12 The F24 Interview

France's Macron calls disappearance of Saudi journalist 'very serious'

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, French President Emmanuel Macron called for "the whole truth" on the the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...

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2018-10-12 The F24 Interview

Rwanda’s Kagame: Macron has brought ‘freshness’ to world politics

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame on Friday lauded his French counterpart, saying Emmanuel Macron has brought a “freshness” into the world...

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2018-10-12 The F24 Interview

'Without agreement on our borders, no European future for Kosovo and Serbia'

"When the EU and the USA have a guarantee from Serbia on the recognition of Kosovo, I will sign the peace agreement between our two countries", Kosovo's President Hashim Thaçi...

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2018-10-12 The F24 Interview

'We have no desire to control the Palestinians', Israeli minister says

Our guest is regarded as one of the most important players in Israeli politics and a potential future leader of the country. Tzachi Hanegbi is currently Minister for Regional...

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