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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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2018-08-10 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

In this edition: Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is challenging Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election win in the country’s Constitutional Court. And in a FRANCE 24...

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2018-08-09 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti appears in court on charges of declaring unofficial election results. He was returned to Zimbabwe after being denied asylum by Zambia,...

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2018-08-06 Yi SONG

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appeals for peace, Chamisa questions result

Zimbabwe's opposition rejects President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election win. This as the president calls for unity and praises the vote as "free, fair and credible". Also,...

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2018-08-08 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

DR Congo: President Joseph Kabila will not run in presidential elections

After years of speculation, President Joseph Kabila has said he will not run for a third term in DR Congo’s presidential elections in December. Instead, former interior minister...

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2018-08-07 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Nigeria: security forces block lawmakers from entering parliament

Nigeria's spy chief has been sacked after security forces prevented lawmakers from entering parliament. Also, Kenyans and Tanzanians marked the 20th anniversary of the East...

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