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Latest update : 2017-12-05

Report claims rebels were recruited to crack down on DR Congo protesters

In tonight's edition: DR Congo is accused of having recruited exiled M23 rebel fighters and unleashed them on protesters a year ago, and Zimbabwe's new president hands top cabinet posts to military figures who staged the intervention that forced Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years at the helm. Finally, a lifting of the ban of Nigeria's rosewood tree trade threatens these endangered tree species.

DR Congo is accused of having recruited exiled rebel fighters and unleashed them on protesters calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down. The damning report by Human Rights watch says M23 fighters contributed to deadly violence a year ago.

And Zimbabwe's new president hands top cabinet posts to military figures who staged the intervention that forced Robert Mugabe's resignation after 37 years at the helm. Emmerson Mnangagwa says he's sure his new team can bring the change so many Zimbabweans hope for.

The UN's new deputy chief, Amina Mohammed, has been accused of having taken kickbacks to authorise the export of rosewood to China before quitting as Nigeria's environment minister. Since her exit, the ban on exports has been lifted by her successor and trade in the endangered tree is likely to be further ramped up.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-06-22 Charli James

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

The latest attempt for peace in South Sudan breaks down after President Salva Kiir rejects allowing Riek Machar a place in the government. Plus: Nigeria’s win against Iceland...

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2018-06-21 Laura DI BIASIO

South Sudan rebels say more time needed to achieve peace

South Sudan's armed rebels warn that the first meeting between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar doesn't necessarily mean the road to peace will be much smoother. Also, we hear from the...

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2018-06-21 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Eritrea to send delegation to Ethiopia for peace talks

Ethiopia welcomes Eritrea's positive response to overtures to resolve a long-running dispute between the two neighbours. Also, voters in Ivory Coast are registering to cast their...

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2018-06-19 Nicolas GERMAIN

At least 18 killed in Abidjan floods from heavy rains

In tonight's edition: at least 18 people are killed in flooding in Abidjan. Frustrated locals hit out at authorities for failing to do more for those living in built-up areas...

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2018-06-18 Nicolas GERMAIN

Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England

Tunisia falls to England 2-1 in its premiere World Cup match. Our sports editor joins us with all the details on an energetic game full of close calls. Meanwhile, 31 people died...

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