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Latest update : 2017-09-21

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 extravagant Hausa wedding in Nigeria and find out how ecotourism could help save Madagascar's lemurs.

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.
Also, as the threat of Boko Haram attacks eases, Hausa couples in northeastern Nigeria celebrate in style with extravagant weddings. FRANCE 24 was invited to the party.
Finally, faced with rapidly disappearing forests and the lemurs that inhabit them, villagers in one part of Madagascar are taking over the management of their surroundings in the hope of protecting the endangered animals.

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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2017-09-13 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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