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AFPTV Agenda for the week ahead

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We plan to file the following videos over the coming week. Please consult the daily advisories for additions and amendments.

-- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 --

AFRICA

OUAGADOUGOU: Start of the 23rd Fespaco, the festival of African cinema (until 2 March). RAW.

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali.

MAASAI LAND, KENYA: Uhuru Kenyatta, an ICC suspect accused of organising the post election violence in Kenya in 2007 and 2008, is one of the front runners to be the next Kenyan President. Interview. TBC.

EUROPE

ROME: General elections in Italy on Sunday and Monday. PKG. STOCKSHOTS of main candidates.

MADRID: Spain's 'Indignants' movement holds a protest in the capital. RAW.

POLJICE, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: A Bosnian is swelling with pride after a local Romany actor won a Silver Bear award at the Berlin film festival. RAW

PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN: King Juan Carlos' son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin is summoned to appear in court for questioning in corruption probe. FILE

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco holds its annual Chinese New Year parade, the biggest Lunar New Year celebration outside Asia. RAW.

SACRAMENTO: NRA calls a "day of resistance" in protest against Obama's efforts to reform gun legislation. RAW. TBC

WASHINGTON: Columbine, Aurora, Newtown... after every mass killing, the debate on US gun laws comes back on the table. But for young African Americans, the first victims of violent crime, gun violence is a day-to-day ordeal. PKG

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA: Danica Patrick is the fastest woman on the professional auto racing course and is in pole position ahead of Sunday's prestigious Daytona 500. NASCAR racing is no longer solely a man's sport -- on the track, and in the stands. PKG

SPORT

PARIS: Paris-Saint-Germain's coach holds a press conference on the eve of the club's first game since acquiring David Beckham. RAW

TWICKENHAM, UK: Post-match reax after France-England Six Nations rugby match. RAW. TBC

-- SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 --

AFRICA

MOGADISHU: There are now more opportunities and more freedom for the women of Mogadishu, they are now driving around the city -- unthinkable under the Shebab militia. But there is still a long way to go, as the recent jailing of a woman who claimed she was raped reveals. PKG

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali.

ASIA-PACIFIC

HONG KONG: A 101-year-old marathon runner makes his last dash in Hong Kong before hanging up his trainers. RAW.

EUROPE

VATICAN CITY: General elections in Italy (and Monday). Coverage throughout the day. RAW.

ROME: Pope Benedict XVI holds his final Sunday prayers. RAW

KAHRAMANMARAS, TURKEY: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets German soldiers stationed in NATO'S mission in southern Turkey. RAW.

ISTANBUL: With its economy booming, Turkey is also becoming a major player on the contemporary art scene. PKG.

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

HAVANA: Elections to Parliament and state council. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

LOS ANGELES: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences holds 85th Oscar ceremony. RAW LOS ANGELES: Film stars hit the Oscars red carpet. RAW

WASHINGTON: Kerry leaves for first foreign trip as secretary of state, heading to nine states in Europe and the Middle East through March 6. RAW.

-- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 --

AFRICA

NAIROBI/NAIVASHA: From peace trains to peace walks, campaigners across Kenya have been staging events to stop a repeat of the violence that afflicted Kenya the last time the country went to the polls. PKG.

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali.

MASERU, Lesotho: Prince Harry visits Kananelo Centre for the Deaf in Lesotho. RAW. TBC.

NAIROBI: The eight Presidential candidates for Kenya's top job go head to head for the second and final time ahead of the March 4 poll. RAW

ASIA-PACIFIC

SEOUL: Park Geun-Hye to be inaugurated as South Korea's first woman president. RAW.

PHANG NGA, THAILAND: Thousands of Rohingya boatpeople are risking their lives to flee Myanmar, but many of those who reach Thailand are being pushed back to sea or locked up. PKG.

FUKUSHIMA: Can a freestyle ski show, fire-eating and igloo building tempt tourists to the Japanese prefecture? PKG.

EUROPE

ROME: Polling stations close in Italy's general election. Coverage throughout the day. RAW.

MOSCOW: Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem visits Moscow. RAW.

LONDON: New US Secretary of State John Kerry visits UK. RAW.

LONDON: The British home office appeals against a court decision last November to free the Jordanian islamist Abu Qatada, which it wants to extradite to Jordan. FILE/RAW

GENEVA: 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, where issues including Syria and Israeli settlements will be discussed. RAW.

ANKARA: Angela Merkel continues her visit to Turkey, meeting Turkish pres Gul and PM Erdogan. RAW.

BARCELONA: Barcelona hosts the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone convention. RAW

VIENNA: Premiere of "3096", film chronicling Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch's eight-year cellar ordeal. RAW.

PARIS: France pays homage to legionnaire killed in Mali. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

NEW ORLEANS: BP goes to trial Monday in a high-profile trial accused of "gross negligence" in the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. The case follows on a $4.5-billion settlement BP already negotiated with the federal government over criminal charges. FILE

LONDON: London is Secretary of State Kerry's first stop on his debut foreign trip. RAW. TBA

-- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 --

AFRICA

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali.

MASERU, Lesotho: Prince Harry visits Reitumetse Church Project in Lesotho. RAW. TBC.

PRETORIA: South Africans come to terms with Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. PKG.

ASIA-PACIFIC

NUANQUAN, CHINA: Chinese farmers perform a rare and dangerous ritual to welcome the new year: throwing arcs of molten metal against a cold hard wall that explode in a shower of sparks. RAW/PKG.

EUROPE

ROME: Following results after Italian elections. RAW.

BARCELONA: Day two of Mobile World Congress. RAW

PARIS: French job centres publish latest unemployment figures. STOCKSHOTS

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

BERLIN: Kerry meets Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, during his visit to Berlin. RAW

WASHINGTON: After a Republican-orchestrated delay, the Senate is expected to vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. RAW

-- WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 --

AFRICA

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali. TBC.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: Prince Harry attends a gala dinner, to raise money for a project helping young people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. RAW. TBC.

NAIROBI: Coverage of presidential election campaign in Kenya. TBA

LAGOS: In the Nigerian megalopolis of Lagos, where power-cuts are a frequent problem, a schoolgirl has come up with the idea of using urine to generate electricity. PKG.

ASIA-PACIFIC

TOKYO: North Korean students in Japan say they are unfairly caught up in geopolitics as their schools lose funding in the wake of Pyongyang's latest nuclear test. PKG.

EUROPE

PARIS: French MPs to debate the country's ongoing intervention in Mali. RAW.

LISBON: Troika of international lenders -- IMF, EU, ECB -- starts seventh evaluation of reforms introduced in exchange for 2011 bailout. STOCKSHOTS.

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI holds his final weekly general audience in St Peter's square. RAW. PKG.

BUDAPEST: Hungary is home to eastern Europe's largest Jewish community, but with antisemitics incidents and far-right protests increasingly common, more and more Jews are trying to leave the country. PKG.

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

BUENOS AIRES/BOGOTA: Cumbia started life as rural Colombian folk music, but has since taken Latin America by storm, with electronic cumbia nights all the rage among Argentina's hipsters. PKG

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian family living in east Jerusalem faces a March 1 deadline set by Israel for expulsion from their home. PKG

NORTH AMERICA

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA: Apple holds shareholder meeting as experts wonder whether dividend will rise. FILE.

-- THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 --

AFRICA

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali. TBC.

NAIROBI: Coverage of presidential election campaign in Kenya. TBA

NAKURU, KENYA: As Kenya prepares to go to the polls to elect a new President, hundreds if not thousands of Kenyans are still living in makeshift camps following the post election violence in 2007 and 2008. PKG

ASIA-PACIFIC

ISLAMABAD: Acid attacks are still common in Pakistan but attitudes are slowly changing with new legislation helping out victims. PKG

EUROPE

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict's pontificate ends at 1900 GMT, thus beginning the transition period before a new Pope is chosen. RAW.

THE HAGUE: Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo appears at the International Criminal Court, accused of crimes against humanity during the post-electoral violence of 2010-2011. RAW.

MOSCOW: French President Francois Hollande visits Russia. RAW.

RIGA: Leaders of the UK, Baltic and Scandinavian countries meet to discuss future technologies. RAW.

PARIS: Steel company Arcelor Mittal meets unions over plans for threatened plant. RAW.

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

VARIOUS: File images of Latin American bishops tipped as potential Popes. RAW

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

WASHINGTON: As Congress ponders immigration reform, Barack Obama has proposed offering legal status to foreigners in a same-sex marriage with a US citizen. PKG.

-- FRIDAY, MARCH 1 --

AFRICA

NAIROBI: Coverage of presidential election campaign in Kenya. TBA

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali. TBC.

ASIA-PACIFIC

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: Rugby begins to take off in cricket-crazy Pakistan. PKG.

SINGAPORE: It's a dog's life for pampered pets. RAW.

EUROPE

VATICAN CITY: Coverage of transition period after Pope Benedict stands down. TBC.

ANKARA: As part of his foreign visit, new US Secretary of State John kerry visits Turkey. RAW

NYIREGYHAZA, HUNGARY: With poverty is on the rise in rural Hungary, some children are having to rely on their schools to provide them with three meals a day. PKG.

PARIS: France's struggling automobile industry publishes latest performance figures. STOCKSHOTS

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA: Gumbo, crawfish and finger-lickin' foods are staples of the Bayou, but Cajun cuisine has now become a hot item -- and not just spicy -- thanks to celebrity chefs and food TV shows highlighting Louisiana's home-grown flavors. PKG

-- SATURDAY, MARCH 2 --

AFRICA

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali. TBC.

NAIROBI: Coverage of presidential election campaign in Kenya. TBA

OUAGADOUGOU: Closing ceremony of the 23rd Fespaco, the festival of African cinema and television. RAW.

NAIROBI: Uhuru Kenyatta is Kenya's richest man, and one of the front runners to become the next President of Kenya. But he is also accused of orchestrating the post election violence in 2007 and 2008, and will face trial at the ICC in April. PKG

BINDUNRA, ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrates his 89th birthday in front of an estimated crowd of 60,000. RAW.

ASIA-PACIFIC

SYDNEY: Mardi Gras hits town in a flurry of sequins and feather boas. RAW/PKG.

EUROPE

BUDAPEST: Prime Minister Viktor Orban set to name new central bank chief. FILE

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

-- SUNDAY, MARCH 3 --

AFRICA

GAO, MALI: Following developments surrounding the French military intervention in Mali. TBC.

NAIROBI: Coverage of presidential election campaign in Kenya. TBA

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

SYRIA: Monitoring conflict. RAW. TBC

CAIRO: Court to rule on legality of an Islamist-dominated assembly that drew up country's new charter. RAW. TBC

NORTH AMERICA

WASHINGTON: Opening of AIPAC annual conference. RAW

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