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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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2017-11-17 Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe emerges from house arrest

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe emerges in public for the first time since the military took control of the country. At least five people are killed in Kenya's capital as clashes erupt...

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2017-11-16 Morocco

President Mugabe meets with regional envoys and army chief

In tonight's edition: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe holds direct talks with the army who ousted him; parents of the kidnapped Chibok girls still in captivity say the...

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2017-11-15 Congo Brazzaville

Mugabe confined but 'safe' as army seizes power in Zimbabwe

In tonight's edition: the army seizes power in Zimbabwe, with President Mugabe confined but "safe"; the UN extends the mandate of a peacekeeping mission to the Central African...

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2017-11-14 Nigeria

Zimbabwe's army chief warns military could intervene to end Zanu-PF purges

In tonight's edition: there are fears in Zimbabwe that an unprecedented rift between the country's army chief and the president may come to a head; Amnesty International is...

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2017-11-13 Central African Republic

Vote-counting under way in Somaliland after first presidential poll in 7 years

In tonight's edition: votes are being tallied in Somaliland in the territory's first presidential election in seven years; a grenade attack on a concert in the Central African...

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