The World Bank warns that a global economic recovery will be slow and poor nations could face years of fallout from the financial crisis.
2010-02-10 14:57 TU
Young British economist Conor Woodman gave up a comfortable life in the City and traded it in for camels, jade, coffee and boogie boards. All with mixed results.
2010-01-27 09:47 TU
Nam Le is a literary wunderkind who has won multiple prizes for his first book. The Vietnamese-Australian writer talks to RFI about 'ethnic stories' and how he writes with seeming authenticity about places he has never been to.
2010-01-20 11:40 TU
Philippe Van Leeuw talks about his film about a Rwandan woman whose children were killed in the Rwandan genocide.
2010-01-06 10:36 TU
American best-selling author Lisa Gardner discusses why her suspense novels are keeping her many loyal French readers on the edge of their seats.
2009-12-30 15:46 TU
The American Frederick Wiseman is one of the world's best known documentary filmmakers. His debut 1967 film Titicut Folies on a prison for the mentally ill, was banned but he has been working since, his 38th and latest film La Dance zooming in on the Paris Opera's ballet corps.
2009-12-24 11:19 TU
British journalist and human rights activist Rupert Isaacson introduced his autistic son to horse-riding and traditional healers. Their trip to Mongolia to ride horses and meet shamans is the subject of a book and film, The Horse Boy.
2009-12-16 14:23 TU
Amira Hass is the only Jewish Israeli journalist to live permanently in the Palestinian territories. She is a determined critic of Israel's settlement policy and of infighting in the Palestinian camp.
2009-12-09 15:00 TU
Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani is best-known internationally for her part in Body of Lies, starring Leonardo di Caprio. The role marked a turning-point in her career.
2009-11-18 13:58 TU