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Paris Live, Friday 29 November 2019

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Students take part in a "Fridays for Future" march calling for urgent measures to combat climate change in Kolkata, India, 29 November, 2019.
Students take part in a "Fridays for Future" march calling for urgent measures to combat climate change in Kolkata, India, 29 November, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

In today's Paris Live, as Fridays for Future climate marches are being held around the globe, we take a closer look at a symbolic move this week by the European Parliament which formally declared a climate and environment emergency. How green is the agenda of the new Commission which begins its mandate on 1 December?

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In politics, we'll have a special focus on Scotland, and how Brexit is stealing all the focus ahead of the upcoming UK elections.

While, in Malta, we hear about why an intensifying probe into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is destabilizing the political elite.

In Africa news, a special UN envoy to Zimbabwe has warned growing food insecurity could tip the country into full-blown social unrest, while in Tanzania, local media has been warned not to quote foreign organizations and representatives, which are accused of spreading propaganda.

On the Culture front, there's our special feature interview with Mexican director Fernando Frias La Parra whose film, I'm no Longer here is in the running for a prize at the Cairo international Film Festival, an event covered by RFI's Anne-Marie Bissada.

We sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner in Paris, organised by the resident's committee at the American House at the Cite Internationale, and we meet this week's guest on World Music Matters - P Djob - a blues singer from Cameroon.

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