Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

President Robert Mugabe emerges from house arrest

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Harassment and hypocrisy in Washington

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Military pressures Robert Mugabe to step down, Macron mediates Lebanon crisis

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

France raises a glass to tourism

Read more

FOCUS

France's newest political party accused of 'old' methods

Read more

#THE 51%

Hear me roar: The growing economic power of older women

Read more

#TECH 24

The future of surgery

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

The tiny parasite threatening your salmon sushi

Read more

ENCORE!

Director Joachim Trier: True horror is a 'lack of self-acceptance'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

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 : 2017-09-15

Zuma's lawyers say 2009 decision to drop charges against him was irrational

In tonight's edition: President Jacob Zuma's lawyers say a 2009 decision to drop charges against him was irrational; Tunisia scraps a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims; and in Mali, there are growing concerns about the sale of a group of privately-managed schools to an education foundation run by the Turkish government.

In a shock move, lawyers for President Jacob Zuma agree that a decision back in 2009 to drop 800 corruption charges against the South African leader was irrational. It appears they've abandoned efforts to fight prosecution being restarted.

Also, Tunisia scraps a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims. The move's been welcomed by activists as an important step in tackling sexual discrimination in the country as the interfaith restriction did not apply to Muslim men wanting to marry outside of their faith.

And in Mali, there are growing concerns about the sale of a group of privately-managed schools to an education foundation run by the Turkish government. The institutions had previously belonged to a movement accused of trying to stage a coup last year.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Archives

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more

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...

Read more