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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 : 2016-09-30

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".


2017-10-18 Kenya

Kenyan election board member flees to US, alleging death threats

In tonight's edition: in Kenya, a senior member of the electoral commission who fled to the US says next week's vote re-run could not be free, fair or credible; police and...

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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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