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Latest update : 2017-12-15

DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 million in damages in landmark ruling

It's a landmark punishment for the use of child soldiers: a former warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo is liable for 10 million dollars in reparations. Also, seven years after the Tunisian Revolution began, people in the country are still setting themselves on fire to protest conditions in the country. And can art classes help pull children out of poverty in Uganda? One artist there is sharing his talents in a bid to keep them off the streets.

It's the largest reparation of its kind. Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that Thomas Lubanga, a former warlord from the Democratic Republic of the Congo convicted of using child soldiers, is liable for $10 million in reparations to victims in the African nation. Hundreds and possibly thousands of children were coerced into fighting in a violent conflict more than a decade ago.

Also, seven years after the Tunisian Revolution began, people in the country are still lighting themselves on fire to protest conditions in the country. We look at one such woman's story.

Finally, an artist in Uganda is using his talent to try to reduce the number of children living on the streets of Kampala. The hope is that free art classes will inspire new talent and help tackle poverty.

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2018-07-21 Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

New high speed railway threatens Kenyan wildlife

In Mali, the UN sounds the alarm against a spike in targeted violence between communities. So far this year, some 300 Malian civilians have lost their lives. Enviromentalists in...

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2018-07-21 Laura DI BIASIO

Senegalese court convicts 13 people in country's first mass terrorism trial

In tonight's edition: A Senegalese court convicts 13 people in the country's first mass trial for terrorism charges. The group was accused of trying to form a homegrown jihadist...

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2018-07-18 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Tears and champagne as commercial flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

In this edition of Eye on Africa: there's champagne and celebrations on the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in two decades. Also, pregnant teens in Burundi are...

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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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