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Latest update : 2017-09-15

Curfew in southeast Nigeria after clashes between army, pro-Biafra supporters

In tonight's edition: a three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew is imposed in Abia state in southeast Nigeria; Tunisian MPs approve a controversial law granting amnesty to officials linked to corruption during the rule of former leader Ben Ali; and in Libya, a crackdown on trafficking gangs operating out of the city of Sabrata begins to bear fruit.

A three-day dusk-to-dawn curfew is imposed in Abia state in southeastern Nigeria due to mounting tensions between pro-Biafra supporters and the military. We find out more.

Also, Tunisian MPs approve a controversial law granting amnesty to officials linked to corruption during the rule of former leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Critics of the law say it’s a step backwards, while government supporters say it will help turn a page on the past.

And in Libya, a crackdown on trafficking gangs operating out of the city of Sabrata has started to bear fruit. Italian authorities say they've noticed a marked drop in the number of arrivals dangerously smuggled in from the other side of the Mediterranean.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2017-10-19 Thomas Sankara

30 years on, FRANCE 24 meets sole survivor of Burkina Faso's counter-coup

In this week's edition: FRANCE 24 meets the sole survivor of Burkina Faso's bloody 1987 counter-coup; Ugandan police hunt a serial killer thought to have murdered 12 women; and...

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2017-10-12 Mali

South African court finds anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol was murdered

In this week's edition: a South African court finds that Ahmed Timol was murdered by police officers in 1971; in Cameroon, survivors and the families of victims of the Camrail...

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2017-09-28 Sierra Leone

Cameroon accused of illegally deporting 100,000 Nigerian refugees

In this week's edition: Cameroon is accused of forcibly repatriating around 100,000 Nigerian refugees; N’Djamena expresses bewilderment over being included in a new open-ended US...

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2017-09-21 Mali

Parents in Mali concerned about Turkish-owned schools

In this week's edition: Concerns grow in Mali over the sale of a group of privately-managed schools to an education foundation run by the Turkish government. We also attend an...

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2017-09-13 housing

Crackdown on people smugglers in Libya bears fruit

In this week's edition: in Libya, a crackdown on trafficking gangs operating out of the city of Sabrata has started to bear fruit. Meanwhile, in Cape Town, property prices go up...

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