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A week of political and social events across the African continent: exclusive reports and analysis. Every Thursday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-09-15

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 and long-term renters are pushed out of their neighbourhood. And in Ivory Coast, thousands of students are forced to sleep in corridors, toilets and lecture theatres.

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.

Also, a property boom in Cape Town has seen once-neglected neighbourhoods transformed into trendy enclaves. But as prices go up, long-term renters are being pushed out.

And in Ivory Coast, the start of the academic year is just around the corner but thousands of students are forced to sleep in corridors, toilets and lecture theatres. This comes years after halls of residence meant to house them were shut by the government.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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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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2017-09-14 Nigeria

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...

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