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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 : 2016-06-28

France slammed for support of ex-Chad dictator Hissene Habre

In this edition: France is accused of supporting Hissene Habre, Michelle Obama heads to Morocco, and the UN ends its Liberia mission.

A new Human Rights Watch report has highlighted French complicity in the crimes of Hissène Habré. In May, the former Chadian dictator was sentenced to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity by an African Union-backed court. Judges in the Senegalese capital Dakar also convicted him over rape, sexual slavery and killings carried out by police during his time in office from 1982 to 1990. Now, the spotlight has fallen on the level of complicity of his western allies: the United States and, above all, France.

Meanwhile, US First Lady Michelle Obama headed to Morocco to promote girls' education. Joined by her mother and daughters - and actress Meryl Streep - the visit comes as Washington spends a further 100 million dollars to help tackle one of the highest rates of illiteracy in the world. It stands at 33 percent across the population, and at a staggering 41 percent for women.

And in Liberia, the United Nations peacekeeping mission is set to hand control of security to national forces, this after 13 years in the country. The Liberian government says its personnel are ready for the task, but that hasn't stopped concerns over a lack of equipment and corruption.

By Christopher MOORE , Phoebe LANZER WOOD

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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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