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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

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2018-07-21 Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

New high speed railway threatens Kenyan wildlife

In Mali, the UN sounds the alarm against a spike in targeted violence between communities. So far this year, some 300 Malian civilians have lost their lives. Enviromentalists in...

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2018-07-21 Laura DI BIASIO

Senegalese court convicts 13 people in country's first mass terrorism trial

In tonight's edition: A Senegalese court convicts 13 people in the country's first mass trial for terrorism charges. The group was accused of trying to form a homegrown jihadist...

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2018-07-18 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Tears and champagne as commercial flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

In this edition of Eye on Africa: there's champagne and celebrations on the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in two decades. Also, pregnant teens in Burundi are...

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2018-07-17 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Mandela commemorations: Barack Obama honours Madiba's legacy

Thousands of people gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the century since Nelson Mandela's birth. Crowds hung on the words of Barack Obama as he spoke of the late South African...

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2018-07-16 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Nigeria: Army denies reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram attacks

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are reportedly missing after clashing with Boko Haram militants over the weekend. The military denies local claims that troops have been unaccounted...

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