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Latest update : 2017-08-24

Angola election: Poll set to mark end of President dos Santos' 38-year rule

In tonight's edition: Angolans vote to elect their first new leader in almost four decades. And after the deadly mudslide in Sierra Leone, many people are still missing. In South Africa, rhino horns go under the hammer in the country’s first online auction of its kind.

Angolans head to the polls in an election expected to mark the end of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos's 38-year reign, with his MPLA party set to retain power despite an economic crisis.

In Sierra Leone, the death toll from last week's mudslide is now approaching 500, and hundreds more are missing after one of the country's worst ever natural disasters.

And despite international controversy, South Africa's first online auction of rhino horns opened on Wednesday. The event has been organised by the owner of the world's largest rhino farm who says he is doing it for the good of the animals.

By Gaëlle ESSOO , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-06-21 Laura DI BIASIO

South Sudan rebels say more time needed to achieve peace

South Sudan's armed rebels warn that the first meeting between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar doesn't necessarily mean the road to peace will be much smoother. Also, we hear from the...

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2018-06-21 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Eritrea to send delegation to Ethiopia for peace talks

Ethiopia welcomes Eritrea's positive response to overtures to resolve a long-running dispute between the two neighbours. Also, voters in Ivory Coast are registering to cast their...

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2018-06-19 Nicolas GERMAIN

At least 18 killed in Abidjan floods from heavy rains

In tonight's edition: at least 18 people are killed in flooding in Abidjan. Frustrated locals hit out at authorities for failing to do more for those living in built-up areas...

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2018-06-18 Nicolas GERMAIN

Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England

Tunisia falls to England 2-1 in its premiere World Cup match. Our sports editor joins us with all the details on an energetic game full of close calls. Meanwhile, 31 people died...

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2018-06-15 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Egypt, Morocco lose first World Cup matches after conceding last-minute goals

Morocco and Egypt get off to a wobbly start in the World Cup, after both teams go down at the last minute. Also, fasting for the holy month of Ramadan has ended for millions of...

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