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Chad's foreign minister secures top post at African Union

In tonight's edition: the African Union has a new chief, African opposition members accuse France of blindly following orders from the Chadian and Congolese presidents, and we head to the continent's largest football academy in DR Congo.

The African Union has a new chief as Chad's candidate picks up the most votes at the bloc's annual summit. Also on the agenda is Morocco’s return to the fold and the impact of new US immigration restrictions.

Also, opposition figures from Chad and Congo Brazzaville accuse Paris of being in the pockets of the regimes they left behind as France freezes their assets.

And we meet some potential leopard cubs - no, not on safari, but the young Congolese hopefuls training with an eye on one day joining their national team.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL

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2018-07-17 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-07-16 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Nigeria: Army denies reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram attacks

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2018-07-13 Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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2018-07-12 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

South Sudan: Parliament extends president's term until 2021

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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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