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Latest update : 2017-11-17

President Mugabe meets with regional envoys and army chief

In tonight's edition: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe holds direct talks with the army who ousted him; parents of the kidnapped Chibok girls still in captivity say the government is not doing enough to bring them back; and the French prime minister is in Morocco for a two-day visit to reinvigorate trade and cooperation with the kingdom.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe holds direct talks with the army who ousted him. South African envoys and the church are at the negotiating table. This comes as the main opposition calls for Mugabe to resign after 37 years in power.

Also, suicide bombers in Nigeria have killed at least 14 civilians and wounded 29 others in Maiduguri. Meanwhile, parents of the kidnapped Chibok girls still in captivity say the government is not doing enough to bring them back.

And the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is in Morocco for a two-day visit to reinvigorate trade and cooperation with the kingdom. Creating stronger links between the two countries' business and engineering schools is high on the agenda.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Mariam SAAB

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2018-05-25 Madagascar

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

Madagascar's constitutional court rules the president must form a national unity government, in order to end a political deadlock. Meanwhile in Kenya, filmmakers fear censorship...

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2018-05-24 Amnesty International

Amnesty International says Nigerian army abused women fleeing Boko Haram

Amnesty International accuses Nigerian soldiers of raping women rescued from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says the claims are false and malicious. Also, the Democratic Republic...

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2018-05-23 Rwanda

Macron and Kagame meet to repair strained ties over Rwandan genocide

The World Health Organization warns a deadly Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo has the "potential to expand". Also, following two decades of deeply strained relations, France's...

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2018-05-22 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso anti-terror raid leaves several dead

A seven-hour shootout took place in Burkina Faso, as authorities carried out a raid on suspected jihadists. It’s the latest deadly incident in the wake of several militant...

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2018-05-21 Burundi

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

Burundi votes for constitutional change in a referendum potentially opening the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to further extend his rule. Also, a major vaccination...

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