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Latest update : 2017-02-22

Novotel attack trial gets under way in Ivory Coast

In tonight's edition: ten men go on trial in Ivory Coast accused of kidnapping and killing four people in Ivory Coast in 2011, Ghana's new leader says it's going to be tough to turn the country's economy around and MPs in Tunisia discuss a new law to protect whistleblowers.

In Ivory Coast, the murder trial opens of ten men accused of kidnapping and killing four foreigners from the Novotel hotel in Abidjan back in 2011. The victims were targeted during the post-electoral violence gripping the country at the time.

Also, it’s worse than we thought: Ghana’s new leader has a tough task on his hands if he's to turn the country’s finances around. Nana Akufo Addo says he was left a mess by the previous administration.

And corruption has become a major challenge for Tunisia. In a bid to crack down on everyday graft, parliament discusses a draft bill to improve protections for whistleblowers.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL

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2018-06-19 Nicolas GERMAIN

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