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Latest update : 2016-09-30

Benin feels the pinch of Nigeria's economic woes

In tonight's edition: Benin feels the pinch of Nigeria's recession, health officials in Niger fight the spread of a mysterious disease, and a South African opera star releases her debut album.

A World Bank report warns of the lowest growth levels in 20 years in sub-Saharan Africa. It's mainly due to troubles in powerhouses South Africa and Nigeria, but smaller countries like Benin are feeling the pinch.

Also, close to two dozen people in Niger have died from Rift Valley Fever, a viral illness with no known cure. Health authorities are hoping to educate at-risk populations to avoid more deaths.

And from aspiring accountant to opera singer: South Africa's Pretty Yendé is releasing her debut album, aptly named "a Journey".

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2017-12-12 Paris

African leaders meet in Paris ahead of G5 Sahel summit

African heads of state join world leaders in the French capital for the second anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord. It comes ahead of a summit on the G5 Sahel Initiative....

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2017-12-11 Islamic State (IS) group

AU warns 6,000 jihadists could return to Africa

Some 6,000 Islamic State group fighters could be on the brink of returning home to Africa. The African Union says countries across the continent must bolster intelligence...

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2017-12-08 DR Congo

UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in DR Congo

The UN condemns the attack in eastern DR Congo which killed at least 14 peacekeepers and five Congolese soldiers. Also, protesters in Africa join a global chorus of voices...

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2017-12-07 Donald Trump

Mixed reactions across continent as Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

On tonight's show: Fierce protests in North Africa but more caution from Sub-Saharan nations on the continent following US president Donald Trump recognition of Jerusalem as...

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2017-12-06 Africa

Fans in Ivory Coast pay tribute to late French rock icon Johnny Hallyday

On tonight's Eye on Africa: For the second year in a row, DR Congo becomes the country worst affected by conflict displacement in the world, and the Ivory Coast pays tribute to...

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