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A piece of history: US' five former presidents gather for Puerto Rico benefit

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Chic hotels and horse races: Calais tries to shed its 'Jungle' image

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Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

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Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

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After Raqqa; Xi's the boss; and Spain enters unchartered waters

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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 : 2017-03-07

Ghana’s 60 years of independence: New leader vows to tackle poverty

In tonight's edition: Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence, Nigeria's former president denies refusing help from the British army to rescue the Chibok girls and aid workers in DR Congo don't have enough funds to look after refugees from the Central African Republic.

Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African country to break free from British colonial rule. But the six decades of successful independence have not recently been matched by the country's economic fortunes.

Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan denies UK press reports that he snubbed an offer from the British air force to rescue more than 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram almost three years ago.

In DR Congo, a reception center in the north of the country is trying to give kids some sense of stability but a lack of funds may force it to close.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL , Gaëlle ESSOO

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2017-10-20 Kenya

Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

In today’s programme we head to Kenya, where President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga are urging their supporters to shun violence ahead of a repeat presidential...

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2017-10-19 Togo

Protests continue in Togo despite ban on weekday demonstrations

In tonight's edition: anti-government protesters continue to hit the streets in Togo; President Kenyatta snubs a crisis meeting a week before the election re-run in Kenya; and a...

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2017-10-18 Kenya

Kenyan election board member flees to US, alleging death threats

In tonight's edition: in Kenya, a senior member of the electoral commission who fled to the US says next week's vote re-run could not be free, fair or credible; police and...

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2017-10-17 Togo

Four killed in Togo clashes after religious leader arrested

In tonight's edition: four people are killed in Togo amid violence in the city of Sokode; pressure mounts on Ugandan police to find a serial killer; and the hit tragi-comedy...

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2017-10-16 Somalia

Over 300 killed in Somalia's worst ever terror attack

In tonight's edition: the death toll from Somalia's truck bombing rises to 300, with many more injured and scores still missing; the deadly plague outbreak in Madagascar is...

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