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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 : 2017-06-30

Four widows of Nigerian activists launch civil case against Shell

In tonight's edition: Shell faces a civil case in a Dutch court brought by the widows of Nigerian activists executed in 1995; three NGOs file a lawsuit against French bank BNP Paribas, accusing it of "complicity" in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda; and Madagascar still has the highest rate of poverty in the world.

Dangerous liaisons: the relationship between Shell and the Nigerian government is likely to be under scrutiny once more. The oil giant is facing a civil case in the Dutch court brought by the widows of the Ogoni 9, executed in 1995.

Also, three NGOs file a lawsuit against French bank BNP Paribas, accusing it of "complicity" in the 1994 genocide of the Tutsi minority in Rwanda.

And four years after the presidential election that many hoped would bring the country out of political and economic turmoil, Madagascar still has the highest rate of poverty in the world. There has been some improvements, but corruption continues to hold back progress.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL

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2018-08-20 EYE ON AFRICA

Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: Influence-peddling inquiry opens

In this edition: A public inquiry has opened in Johannesburg over a graft scandal that embroiled former South African President Jacob Zuma and led to his downfall. In Nigeria,...

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2018-08-10 EYE ON AFRICA

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 EYE ON AFRICA

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 EYE ON AFRICA

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 EYE ON AFRICA

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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