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Latest update : 2014-03-19

Razed slums in Ivory Coast and tensions in Burundi

A news show produced exclusively from content provided by amateurs. Photos, videos and personal accounts from our network of Observers around the world - all checked by our staff in Paris. First run Saturdays at 8:10 am Paris time.

Story 1: Burundi

We begin today in Burundi, in central Africa. It's been nearly 10 years since the end of the civil war that pitted Tutsi against Hutu and killed hundreds of thousands of people. The country has held elections but its politics remain tense. A new law requires government approval for all demonstrations. The opposition has been trying to get around it.

 

Story 2: Ivory Coast

And now to Washington... Washington is a slum in Ivory Coast, West Africa. It's in a chic district in the biggest city Abidjan, and the authorities have wanted to get rid of it for nearly 20 years. Last week, they finally sent in bulldozers and the shanties were flattened. A few of the residents decided to stay, like our Observer Touré.

The Ivorian authorities say clearing the slum was part of a long process that had included finding new housing for the residents. They said some residents had stayed in the slum so they could rent out the new houses for cash.

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