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Latest update : 2017-08-21

Nigeria's Buhari slams divisions after a 3-month absence

In tonight's edition: Nigerian President Buhari slams divisions after a 3-month absence from the country, Angola's upcoming election marks a new era as leader Dos Santos ends a 38-year reign and young entrepreneurs from Nigeria are increasingly turning to local farming and agriculture.

Back from months of medical treatment abroad, Nigeria's President is back in the country. In his first speech since his return Muhammadu Buhari calls for the nation's divisions to be healed.

Also, Angola heads to the polls this week. Africa's second longest serving leader, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos will not be running for the first time in 37 years. Opposition groups hope to capitalize on the change with the support of the son of late rebel leader Jonas Savimbi.

And even as the average age of farmers in Nigeria creeps above 70 years old, economic pressures and a lack of jobs are encouraging more young entrepreneurs to look towards agriculture as a way of making a living.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Gaëlle ESSOO

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2018-01-18 Drought

Cape Town drought: Mayor says residents 'callously' using too much water

In Cape Town, new water restrictions are brought in to tackle the worst drought in 100 years. Also, a year into his presidency, Ghana's leader Nana Akufo-Addo says his efforts to...

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2018-01-17 Ethiopia

Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina released from jail

In tonight's edition: Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina is released from jail; in DR Congo, the Protestant Church adds its voice to concerns about the country's...

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2018-01-16 Nigeria

Nigerian army releases 244 Boko Haram suspects

In tonight's edition: the Nigerian army releases 244 Boko Haram suspects; a new law forces unwed couples living together in Burundi to marry; and our correspondents show us how...

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2018-01-15 Central African Republic

Case dismissed against French troops accused of child rape in Central African Republic

A case is dismissed against French troops accused of raping children in Central African Republic; two years on, Ouagadougou residents remember the attack on the Cappuccino...

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2018-01-12 Donald Trump

Africa reacts to Trump's 'racist slur'

Africans express outrage after President Trump reportedly used crude language to describe African countries, as well as Haiti and El Salvador. Also, DR Congo security forces...

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