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EYE ON AFRICA

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.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2017-12-15 DR Congo

DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 mn in damages in landmark ruling

A landmark punishment for the use of child soldiers. A former warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo liable for 10 million dollars in reparations. Seven years after the...

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2017-12-14 Sierra Leone

Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 policemen in academy bombing

At least 18 people are dead in Mogadishu after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest. The victims were all policemen in training. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for...

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2017-12-13 counter-terrorism

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge €110.5 million for G5 Sahel joint force

Germany's chancellor is among world leaders in Paris for a summit to prepare the launch of the G5 Sahel force, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE joining the ranks of donor nations...

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2017-12-12 Paris

African leaders meet in Paris ahead of G5 Sahel summit

African heads of state join world leaders in the French capital for the second anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord. It comes ahead of a summit on the G5 Sahel Initiative....

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2017-12-11 Islamic State (IS) group

AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

Some 6,000 Islamic State group fighters could be on the brink of returning home to Africa. The African Union says countries across the continent must bolster intelligence...

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