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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 : 2016-12-23

Bishops in Democratic Republic of Congo urge deal by Christmas to avert crisis

In tonight's edition: In Democratic Republic of Congo, the Catholic Church wants to solve the political crisis as soon as possible, and in Gambia, Yahaya Jammeh continues to defy African leaders by refusing to step down as president. We also bring you something to tickle your taste buds ahead of the festive season.

Police in DR Congo say they have arrested 275 people during two days of protests against President Joseph Kabila’s hold on power despite the end of his constitutional mandate. At least 22 people have been killed in the unrest.

Meanwhile, Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh is also digging his heels in, refusing to accept his defeat to rival Adama Barrow in the December 1 election.

Finally, we tempt your taste buds with a seasonal selection from the continent, where a Gambian chef blends flavours from her heritage with a touch of adventure.
 

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL

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2018-07-17 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Mandela commemorations: Barack Obama honours Madiba's legacy

Thousands of people gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the century since Nelson Mandela's birth. Crowds hung on the words of Barack Obama as he spoke of the late South African...

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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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