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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 : 2016-05-20

Activists voice doubts second Chibok girl has been rescued

In tonight's edition: Doubts over claims a second Chibok girl is rescued; Africa's first Zika outbreak; and drought in Somaliland.

In Nigeria, campaigners for over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in the town of Chibok in 2014 have cast doubts over claims the army has rescued a second girl from the group. The military says the alleged Chibok girl was among 97 women and children freed this week from Boko Haram captivity. Amina Nkeki was the first Chibok girl to be rescued earlier this week in Sambisa forest. Questions however have been raised over the identity of the second girl, known only as Serah Luka.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has warned that an outbreak of the Zika virus on the African island of Cape Verde is of the same strain blamed for birth defects in Brazil. It's the first time this particular strain has been detected in Africa. It's believed the virus was brought to Cape Verde by a person travelling from the South American nation.

And until last month, large swathes of the Horn of Africa had been hit by drought, sparking catastrophic consequences with crops and herds destroyed. Rains, though, have finally arrived, including in Somaliland. But there, not everyone is celebrating. The recent deluges have come too late for many livestock herders.

By Phoebe LANZER WOOD , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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2018-07-21 Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

New high speed railway threatens Kenyan wildlife

In Mali, the UN sounds the alarm against a spike in targeted violence between communities. So far this year, some 300 Malian civilians have lost their lives. Enviromentalists in...

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2018-07-21 Laura DI BIASIO

Senegalese court convicts 13 people in country's first mass terrorism trial

In tonight's edition: A Senegalese court convicts 13 people in the country's first mass trial for terrorism charges. The group was accused of trying to form a homegrown jihadist...

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2018-07-18 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Tears and champagne as commercial flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

In this edition of Eye on Africa: there's champagne and celebrations on the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in two decades. Also, pregnant teens in Burundi are...

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2018-07-17 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Mandela commemorations: Barack Obama honours Madiba's legacy

Thousands of people gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the century since Nelson Mandela's birth. Crowds hung on the words of Barack Obama as he spoke of the late South African...

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2018-07-16 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Nigeria: Army denies reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram attacks

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are reportedly missing after clashing with Boko Haram militants over the weekend. The military denies local claims that troops have been unaccounted...

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