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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 : 2017-04-13

Zambian opposition leader Hichilema charged with treason

In tonight's edition: Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema is charged with treason for allegedly refusing to give way to President Edgar Lungu's motorcade, and in South Africa tens of thousands of protesters call for President Jacob Zuma to quit. Also, Jews in Egypt are sad to see the local demise of their culture.

Zambia's police chief has announced that opposition leader Hichilema will be charged with treason for allegedly obstructing President Lungu's motorcade. Hichilema's arrest has infuriated his UPND party which accuses the government of political persecution. Police, however, say they are not under any kind of political pressure.

And in South Africa, a 30,000-strong rally descended on Pretoria on Wednesday with demonstrators demanding that president Zuma quits. Public anger against him has been stoked by the economic damage done by Zuma's recent cabinet reshuffle that saw finance minister Pravin Gordhan being ousted.

Around half a century ago, Egypt's Jewish population numbered over one hundred thousand, but today only a handful remain. Now numbering less than two dozen, many struggle to come to terms with the local demise of their culture.



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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