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Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

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Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

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Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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All the news from Africa and the Maghreb, with France 24’s correspondents and our guests on set. From Monday to Friday at 9.45 pm and 10.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-01-20

Ugandan president blocks anti-homosexuality bill

Uganda's President refuses to ratify a bill calling for life imprisonment for gay people, but some activists say Yoweri Museveni's language is cause for concern. The UN calls ethnic violence in South Sudan a "horrifying human rights disaster", citing evidence of the use of child soldiers and mass atrocities committed by both sides. And Madagascar officially declares a new president-elect. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, an ex-finance minister, takes the reigns with over 53 percent of the vote.

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2018-05-21 Burundi

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

Burundi votes for constitutional change in a referendum potentially opening the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to further extend his rule. Also, a major vaccination...

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2018-05-18 Ebola

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: WHO says virus can be brought under control

The World Health Organization says it believes the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is "not yet a global health emergency" and the virus can be brought under control. Meanwhile, the US...

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2018-05-17 Burundi

Burundi referendum could extend President Nkurunziza's rule until 2034

Despite widespread opposition and fears of exacerbating deadly political turmoil, millions in Burundi turned out to vote in a controversial referendum that could extend President...

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2018-05-16 Yahya Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh accused of ordering 50 migrant deaths in 2005

Rights groups seek the prosecution of Yahya Jammeh over migrants allegedly killed by a death squad on the orders of Gambia's ex-president. In Burundi, we hear the concerns of the...

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2018-05-15 Nigeria

Founder of creative magazine 'Something We Africans Got' speaks to FRANCE 24

Nigeria's transport union warns its drivers off the roads into Kaduna after dozens of motorists and passengers are reportedly abducted by gunmen. Also, civil society leaders fear...

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