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Libya will not be governed by extremists, says new PM

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Abdurrahim el-Keib

Abdurrahim el-Keib

In an exclusive interview on Tuesday Libya’s new interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib told RFI that worries over the introduction of sharia law in Libya are unfounded. He says his new government will do its “best” to stop human rights abuses and investigate those that have already taken place.

Interview: Abdurrahim el-Keib, Libya’s new prime minister

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

1 November 2011 at 23:45

Egyptian revolt: the aftermath

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Mohammed, student from Menoufia

The week after the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak was full of joy and optimism for the Egyptian people. But there was also concern whether the military would fulfill all their promises, the economy would get back on track, workers would start to get a fair deal and women would enjoy the same equality as men. This series of reports and interviews from Cairo for Radio France Internationale explores the hopes and dreams of the Egyptian people immediately after the end of 29 years of dictatorship.
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Not going to offer war crimes court a fig leaf, says Taylor’s lawyer

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The front of the ICC, The Hague, March 2010. CC licence: http://www.charlestaylortrial.org

Charles Taylor’s defence lawyer walked out of the Sierra Leone war crimes court in protest on Tuesday. British attorney Courtenay Griffiths told RFI that the court is a “farce” and riding “roughshod” over his client’s rights. The ex-Liberian president denies 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Sierra Leone.

Interview: Lawyer Courtenay Griffiths

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Written by Daniel Finnan

8 February 2011 at 21:13

Somali TFG must end in August, says UN rep

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Mogadishu, Somalia, March 1993, CC licence: rjones0856

Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government must come to an end in August, a top UN official told RFI. Augustine Mahiga, the special representative for Somalia, said there have been “ups and downs” since 2004, but it will soon be time to “broaden the political base”, ratify a new constitution and run elections.

Interview: Augustine Mahiga, the special representative for Somalia

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Written by Daniel Finnan

27 January 2011 at 20:17

Competition in France’s conservative camp as reshuffle looms

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François Fillon, October 2008, CC licence: europeanpeoplesparty

It was make or break time for French Prime Minister François Fillon on French television on Sunday night. Facing a government reshuffle by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in October, Fillon could be said to be positioning himself as a possible future presidential candidate. He has remained obedient to Sarkozy since his appointment in 2007, maintaining what he calls an “alliance”. But is now the time for him to go it alone?

Radio Feature: Focus on France

Radio France Internationale

Video games, bonobo, lemon curd and lies

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Screens at MuseoGames exhibition

Screens at MuseoGames exhibition

This week’s Sound Kitchen visits the MuseoGames exhibition at the Arts et Metiers museum in Paris to play video games and find out why it’s just been extended until December. Rachel Khoo, a food creative, and author of Pâtes à tartiner shows us how to make lemon curd. Our regular quiz taxes your ears with another mystery sound. And we have dance music from Bonobo, Alltrics and Fenech Soler.

Radio Magazine: The Sound Kitchen

Radio France Internationale

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Skunk Anansie and Cypress Hill at Rock en Seine

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Rock en Seine poster

Rock en Seine poster

With a line-up to die for, Paris’ Rock en Seine festival this weekend gives French fans a last chance to party before the hordes return to the capital. Californian hip hop bad boys Cypress Hill told RFI about collaborating with Blink 182’s drummer, while British rockers Skunk Anansie talk about thievery, preaching to the converted and their new album Wonderlustre.

Radio Feature: Focus on France

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

29 August 2010 at 15:38