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EYE ON AFRICA

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 : 2016-10-24

Cameroon mourns train crash victims

In tonight's edition: Cameroon mourns the victims of Friday's train crash, four die protesting the UN mission in Central African Republic and Mauritians unite over a centuries-old pastime: horse racing.

The death toll from last week's train wreck in Cameroon rises to 79, this as the country marks a day of mourning and anger against authorities grows.

Also, at least four people are killed and several injured in violent protests in Central African Republic's capital. Clashes broke out between peacekeepers and armed men in Bangui as demonstrators gathered to call for UN troops to either step up efforts to keep the peace or leave.

And we head to Mauritius, where a love of horse racing helps unite communities across the island nation. Thousands flock weekly to the Champ de Mars race course, keeping alive a tradition founded in the 1800s by a British governor.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-02-19 Madagascar

Zuma ally Atul Gupta challenges asset freeze

South Africa goes after the Guptas. One of the wealthy businessmen caught up in a corruption crackdown contests a 10-million-rand asset freeze. Also, Burkinabe filmmaker Idrissa...

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2018-02-16 EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn' in state of the nation address

"Continue the long walk which Nelson Mandela began", those were the words of Cyril Ramaphosa as he delivered his first state of the nation speech this Friday. Also, refugees...

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2018-02-15 South Africa

Cyril Ramophasa sworn in as South African president

In tonight's edition: Cyril Ramophasa is sworn in as South African president; the Ethiopian prime minister resigns; and we take a look at why cycling is so popular in Eritrea.

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2018-02-14 South Africa

Jacob Zuma bows out

In tonight's edition: South African President Jacob Zuma agrees to step down and Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies after a battle with cancer.

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2018-02-13 South Africa

ANC tells Jacob Zuma to step down

In tonight's edition: the ANC tells Jacob Zuma to step down; the electoral commission in DR Congo says that without voting machines there will be no presidential election; and we...

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