Nabila Ramdani

Rachida Dati’s paternity case illustrates the extent of sexist attitudes toward female politicians in France.

A ruling is due next week on the court case involving the paternity of former French justice minister Rachida Dati’s child. Nabila Ramdani writes that the case is just the latest in a series of stories about sex scandals and affairs that have dominated the press in a country where female politicians have a terrible public image. Beyond the criminal allegations being […]

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Fifty years on from the Paris massacre, French-Algerians are still regularly treated as second-class citizens.

In October 1961, French police attacked a protest demonstration in Paris of 30,000 supporters of Algerian independence. Nabila Ramdani writes that no one has ever been brought to justice for the murder of up to 200 French-Algerians, and that half a century later, Paris’ French-Algerian community still suffers from severe discrimination. Republican values of liberté, egalité, fraternité were all but forgotten when […]

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The French Socialist Party’s nomination of Harlem Désir as first secretary will not improve the lives of ethnic minorities within France.

Last week Harlem Désir was officially nominated to replace Martine Aubry as first secretary of the French Socialist Party. If, as expected, the nomination is endorsed at the party’s annual conference next month, he will become the first black leader of a major European political party. Nabila Ramdani argues that while the milestone may be celebrated, the appointment will do […]

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