Interview with Jim Swire, founder of Justice for Megrahi

Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people, has died. Megrahi was convicted by a Scottish court in 2001 of the 1988 attack on Pan Am flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, but he was released on compassionate grounds in 2009 after doctors said he had only three months to live. Jim Swire lost his 23-year-old daughter Flora in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. (INTERVIEW) first on RFI


Will Hollande’s election change relations with Africa?

The new French President François Hollande has remained relatively tight-lipped about foreign policy, including France’s relations with Africa. France has often been accused of maintaining a paternalistic attitude towards its former colonies, embodied in the term Françafrique, that refers to shadowy dealings between French and African elites.  Here is an interview with Douglas Yates, a specilaist on French-speaking Africa, about whether Hollande’s election will signal a new departure in Franco – African relations. INTERVIEW, first on RFI