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Kenyan election board says all 8 candidates on ballot in presidential re-run

In tonight's show: political turmoil continues in Kenya; we look at the struggle for compensation claims in Cameroon after last year's deadly Camrail crash; and we head to Abidjan, where our sister radio network RFI held a special broadcast.

Another day of protests and political uncertainty in Kenya. As the country prepares for a re-run of the presidential vote, a judge ruled that all eight candidates can run in the race. The news brings fresh uncertainty a day after opposition leader Raila Odinga said he would not participate in the vote.

Also, almost a year after a deadly train crash in Cameroon that killed 79 people, we see how compensation claims continue against the train operator Camrail. A court hearing took place today. The company is majority-owned by the French conglomerate Bolloré.

And this Wednesday was International Girls Day, intended to draw attention to the rights of female children around the world. FRANCE 24's sister radio network RFI was in Abidjan, Ivory Coast partly to mark that event - we tell you more.

By Mary COLOMBEL , James CREEDON

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2018-07-18 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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South Sudan: Parliament extends president's term until 2021

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