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07.01.2020 Europe

Paris Live Tuesday 7 January

By David Coffey with RFI
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LISTEN JAN 7, 2020

In today's programme we cover the commemorations here in Paris to mark the 5th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people died. 

As at least 35 people are killed during the mass funeral ceremony for assassinated Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani we ask what comes next amid threats of retaliation from Tehran. 

We also go live to Istanbul ahead of tomorrow's scheduled meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart who, despite much improved relations, appear on a collision course increasing support for opposite sides in the conflicts in both Libya and Syria. 

A look at today's French newspapers and a space oddity that's hitting the headlines. 

In Focus on Africa we take stock of yesterday's protests against Liberia's President George Weah and the grievances felt by some Liberians over the state of the country.

And a look at innovative new programme in Mombassa to prevent the increase in gang membership and the tackling gang-related crime in the Kenyan port city. 

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