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Latest update : 2017-06-14

East African leaders push warring sides in South Sudan to revive peace

In tonight's edition: in the second part of our South Sudan series, our correspondents report from rebel-held Kajo Keji; in South Africa, former opposition leader Helen Zille apologises for a tweet she posted in March in which she praised aspects of colonialism; and the government in Sudan steps up border patrols to curb people smuggling.

As East African leaders vow to do what they can to bring warring sides in South Sudan's ongoing civil war to the negotiating table once again, we head behind rebel lines for the second report in our correspondent's special on the country’s armed crisis.

Also, in South Africa, the former leader of the top opposition party apologises unreservedly for a controversial tweet in which she praised some aspects of colonialism. Helen Zille also steps back from all leadership roles in the Democratic Alliance.

And Sudan steps up border patrols to head off the growing number of Eritreans trying to make it across the border. Many hope to risk a journey to Europe but leave themselves vulnerable to people smugglers.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL

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2018-08-10 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

In this edition: Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is challenging Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election win in the country’s Constitutional Court. And in a FRANCE 24...

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2018-08-09 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti appears in court on charges of declaring unofficial election results. He was returned to Zimbabwe after being denied asylum by Zambia,...

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2018-08-06 Yi SONG

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appeals for peace, Chamisa questions result

Zimbabwe's opposition rejects President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election win. This as the president calls for unity and praises the vote as "free, fair and credible". Also,...

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2018-08-08 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

DR Congo: President Joseph Kabila will not run in presidential elections

After years of speculation, President Joseph Kabila has said he will not run for a third term in DR Congo’s presidential elections in December. Instead, former interior minister...

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2018-08-07 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Nigeria: security forces block lawmakers from entering parliament

Nigeria's spy chief has been sacked after security forces prevented lawmakers from entering parliament. Also, Kenyans and Tanzanians marked the 20th anniversary of the East...

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