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Latest update : 2017-10-12

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.



2017-10-20 Kenya

Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

In today’s programme we head to Kenya, where President Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga are urging their supporters to shun violence ahead of a repeat presidential...

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2017-10-19 Togo

Protests continue in Togo despite ban on weekday demonstrations

In tonight's edition: anti-government protesters continue to hit the streets in Togo; President Kenyatta snubs a crisis meeting a week before the election re-run in Kenya; and a...

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2017-10-18 Kenya

Kenyan election board member flees to US, alleging death threats

In tonight's edition: in Kenya, a senior member of the electoral commission who fled to the US says next week's vote re-run could not be free, fair or credible; police and...

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2017-10-17 Togo

Four killed in Togo clashes after religious leader arrested

In tonight's edition: four people are killed in Togo amid violence in the city of Sokode; pressure mounts on Ugandan police to find a serial killer; and the hit tragi-comedy...

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2017-10-16 Somalia

Over 300 killed in Somalia's worst ever terror attack

In tonight's edition: the death toll from Somalia's truck bombing rises to 300, with many more injured and scores still missing; the deadly plague outbreak in Madagascar is...

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