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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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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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2017-10-12 Liberia

Liberia's presidential election: Results trickle in as observers give thumbs-up

In tonight's edition: preliminary results trickle in after Liberia's election; DR Congo's electoral commission says presidential polls are delayed to 2019; and Amnesty...

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2017-10-13 Kenya

Kenyan police shoot dead two protesters in Bondo as banned protests continue

In today’s show: Kenyan police shoot dead two protesters and injure one after they allegedly storm a police station, and the death toll from a plague outbreak continues to rise...

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2017-10-11 Kenya

Kenyan election board says all 8 candidates on ballot in presidential re-run

In tonight's show: political turmoil continues in Kenya; we look at the struggle for compensation claims in Cameroon after last year's deadly Camrail crash; and we head to...

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