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'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 2)

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Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

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Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

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Rise of populism: Could far-right leader Le Pen be France's next president?

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Countdown to Brexit: 'The eyes of history are watching'

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'Brexit: Day One'

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ACROSS AFRICA

A week of political and social events across the African continent: exclusive reports and analysis. Every Thursday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-03-17

New scheme launched to tackle illegal logging in DR Congo

In this week's edition: aid agencies say time is running out to help people dying of hunger in east Africa, the WWF launches a new scheme in DR Congo to curb illegal logging; and Jalada's travelling literary festival is on the road in east Africa.

A combination of years of poor rains, failing crops and conflict have triggered a food crisis across east Africa. Millions face starvation and aid agencies are struggling to make an impact.

Also, a new scheme in DR Congo aims to cut back on illegal logging in the country's iconic Virunga national park.

And a collective of African authors are on the road to promote their love of a good book. The Jalada festival travels through five countries offering discussions, performances and master classes on east Africa’s literary offerings.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2017-03-23 Ivory Coast

Mass graves bear witness to growing violence in DR Congo

In this week's edition: soldiers are accused of war crimes in DR Congo; in Somalia, people are fleeing their homes in search of food and water; and farmers in Ivory Coast are...

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2017-03-09 South Sudan

World Food Programme airdrops food rations into South Sudan

In this week's edition: famine hits South Sudan; the UN envoy to Western Sahara quits; and women in Algeria continue to play football despite social stigma.

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2017-03-02 Cameroon

Boko Haram crisis: Displaced people in Cameroon receiving too little aid

In this week's edition: thousands of displaced people need more aid in the Lake Chad basin, we see why Buhari's replacement has so far impressed Nigerians; and new officials in...

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2017-02-23 South Sudan

Displaced people in South Sudan suffer from untreated mental disorders

In this week's edition: our correspondent went to meet displaced people in South Sudan who suffer from mental disorders, plans to change the constitution of Zambia's football...

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