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Latest update : 2016-10-20

South Africa: Students injured in clashes with police

In tonight's edition: South African students continue to demand free education; we discover Tunisia's dates of wrath; and "General Butt Naked" tries to rehabilitate Liberia's former child soldiers.

South Africa’s ongoing standoff between universities, the government and students calling for lower tuition fees continues, but the frequent skirmishes are costing demonstrators support.

Also, victims of their own success:  an association in a Tunisian town that took over the running of date farming and quickly doubled harvests sees the project under threat. The government is accusing it of illegally working state land.

And frivolous name that inspired fear: "General Butt Naked" earned his moniker during vicious battles during Liberia's 14-year civil war. Now the former warlord says he's put all that behind him and is hoping to help other former child soldiers.  

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL

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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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2018-07-13 Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

2018-07-13 21:47 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's President, Paul Biya, confirms he will run for a 7th consecutive term, presidential polls scheduled for October. Several Nigerian fans are left stranded in Russia,...

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2018-07-12 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

South Sudan: Parliament extends president's term until 2021

MPs in South Sudan vote to extend the mandate of President Salva Kiir's government for an extra three years, a move likely to complicate peace negotiations to bring an end to...

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2018-07-10 Laura DI BIASIO

Nigeria's ruling party says 'gang up' against Buhari won't work

Nigeria's ruling APC party remains defiant that a new opposition alliance won't threaten President Muhammadu Buhari's chances of re-election next year. The challenge follows the...

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2018-07-09 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Ethiopia and Eritrea sign landmark declaration ending two decades of conflict

Ethiopia and Eritrea declare an end to their 20-year conflict after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wraps up an historic state visit to Asmara. Next, Duduzane Zuma, son of South...

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