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Latest update : 2017-10-13

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 crash are still waiting to be compensated; and female puppet-makers challenge traditional thinking in Mali.

It's an historic ruling for campaigners as a South African court finds that Ahmed Timol, an anti-apartheid activist who died decades ago in police custody, didn't take his own life but was in fact murdered by police officers.

Also, in Cameroon, nearly a year after a deadly train accident killed 79 people and injured hundreds, survivors and the families of victims are still waiting to be compensated.

And women are pulling the strings, literally! Female puppet-makers in Mali challenge traditional thinking which suggests that only men can do the job.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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2017-11-09 Togo

Togolese protesters continue to demand president's resignation

In this week's edition: protests in Togo continue and hundreds are forced to cross the border into Ghana; the Triplets Ghetto Kids show us why their moves are "unforgettable";...

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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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2017-09-28 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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