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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 : 2015-02-26

Freetown blames Ebola spike on mistrust of medical advice

Last week saw 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola logged in the countries at the heart of the West African epidemic that has claimed around 10,000 lives over the last year. Sierra Leone has blamed the spike on people flouting health and safety advice, in particular the ban on traditional funeral rites where mourners often touch corpses. The hope is that the virus can be eradicated by mid-April, but the clash between science and customary beliefs remains at the heart of the struggle.

Also, in Ivory Coast, UN chiefs and ministers from across West Africa gather in Abidjan for the first top level gathering aimed at finding a solution for the millions who, across the region, have no country to call their own.

We also hear from a Malawian child bride, this as campaigners hope that a new legislation raising the age of marital consent will help lower the number of girls who are forced to marry too young. The country has one of the highest rates for underage marriage in the world.

Finally, the post-Charlie Hebdo riots that hit Niger earlier this year left churches in flames and the nation's minority Christians in fear for their lives. Today, local Christians are looking to rebuild, yet remain wary of further attacks.




2017-10-20 Kenya

Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

In today’s programme we head to Kenya, where President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga are urging their supporters to shun violence ahead of a repeat presidential...

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2017-10-19 Togo

Protests continue in Togo despite ban on weekday demonstrations

In tonight's edition: anti-government protesters continue to hit the streets in Togo; President Kenyatta snubs a crisis meeting a week before the election re-run in Kenya; and a...

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2017-10-18 Kenya

Kenyan election board member flees to US, alleging death threats

In tonight's edition: in Kenya, a senior member of the electoral commission who fled to the US says next week's vote re-run could not be free, fair or credible; police and...

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2017-10-17 Togo

Four killed in Togo clashes after religious leader arrested

In tonight's edition: four people are killed in Togo amid violence in the city of Sokode; pressure mounts on Ugandan police to find a serial killer; and the hit tragi-comedy...

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2017-10-16 Somalia

Over 300 killed in Somalia's worst ever terror attack

In tonight's edition: the death toll from Somalia's truck bombing rises to 300, with many more injured and scores still missing; the deadly plague outbreak in Madagascar is...

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