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Latest update : 2017-06-09

DR Congo: UN human rights chief demands probe into killings in Kasai province

In tonight's edition: the UN human rights chief demands an international probe into killings and abuses in central DR Congo, saying at least 42 mass graves have been found there. Also, in Cameroon, thousands demand the release of three students, each sentenced to 10 years in prison for sharing a joke by SMS about Boko Haram. And we take you to Kumawood, Ghana's emerging film industry hub.

The UN human rights chief strongly criticises Kinshasa for failing to properly investigate increasing violence in DR Congo's central Kasai province.

Also, Amnesty International appeals to Cameroon's President Paul Biya to release three students, each sentenced to 10 years in prison for sharing a joke by SMS about Boko Haram.

And finally, Kumawood is the flourishing film industry based in Ghana’s second city, Kumasi. Known as the cultural heartbeat of the country, Kumasi boasts a rich heritage and a revered royal family.

By Gaëlle ESSOO , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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2018-07-18 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Tears and champagne as commercial flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

In this edition of Eye on Africa: there's champagne and celebrations on the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in two decades. Also, pregnant teens in Burundi are...

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2018-07-17 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Mandela commemorations: Barack Obama honours Madiba's legacy

Thousands of people gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the century since Nelson Mandela's birth. Crowds hung on the words of Barack Obama as he spoke of the late South African...

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2018-07-16 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are reportedly missing after clashing with Boko Haram militants over the weekend. The military denies local claims that troops have been unaccounted...

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2018-07-13 Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

2018-07-13 21:47 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's President, Paul Biya, confirms he will run for a 7th consecutive term, presidential polls scheduled for October. Several Nigerian fans are left stranded in Russia,...

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2018-07-12 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

South Sudan: Parliament extends president's term until 2021

MPs in South Sudan vote to extend the mandate of President Salva Kiir's government for an extra three years, a move likely to complicate peace negotiations to bring an end to...

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