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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 : 2016-03-11

U.N. report details rape by fighters in South Sudan

In this edition of Eye on Africa: The United Nations releases a report detailing rape by fighters in South Sudan, and later announces a resolution to confront sexual abuse by soldiers. Meanwhile a scholarship for virgins is courting controversy in South Africa.

The United Nations has sounded the alarm bell over South Sudan, in what it says are grotesque human rights violations. A new report details a series of abuses, including children and the disabled being burned alive and fighters being allowed to rape women as payment.

Meanwhile the U.N. says it will adopt measures to confront sexual abuse by peacekeepers.This, after a recent report citing several peacekeeping missions in Africa.

And in South Africa a novel way of fighting teenage pregnancy and HIV/AIDS is courting controversy. Girls are being offered university scholarships - provided they remain virgins. The scheme has rights groups up in arms.

By Phoebe LANZER WOOD , Christopher MOORE


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