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Latest update : 2017-11-24

Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president on Friday

In this edition: Zimbabweans have spent their first day in 37 years without Robert Mugabe as president. Also, we talk to an expert on female genital mutilation in Africa. And we bring you a report from Cameroon, where some 250 Africans have returned from Libya with disturbing reports of human trafficking.

A day after Robert Mugabe finally bowed to pressure and resigned, Zimbabwe is still in celebration. Emmerson Mnangagwa has touched down back in the country, before he is sworn in this Friday as the new president.

Also, female genital mutilation is a global problem that has hit Africa especially hard. We look at what is being done to eradicate the practice and discuss the issue with an expert from UNICEF.

And France calls for an emergency UN Security Council meeting over reports of slave auctions in Libya. This comes as hundreds of African nationals who managed to escape from Libya land in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Our reporters heard some of their stories.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Yena LEE , Thomas WATERHOUSE

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2018-07-17 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Mandela commemorations: Barack Obama honours Madiba's legacy

Thousands of people gathered in Johannesburg to celebrate the century since Nelson Mandela's birth. Crowds hung on the words of Barack Obama as he spoke of the late South African...

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2018-07-16 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Nigeria: Army denies reports of missing soldiers after Boko Haram attacks

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are reportedly missing after clashing with Boko Haram militants over the weekend. The military denies local claims that troops have been unaccounted...

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2018-07-13 Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

2018-07-13 21:47 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's President, Paul Biya, confirms he will run for a 7th consecutive term, presidential polls scheduled for October. Several Nigerian fans are left stranded in Russia,...

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2018-07-12 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

South Sudan: Parliament extends president's term until 2021

MPs in South Sudan vote to extend the mandate of President Salva Kiir's government for an extra three years, a move likely to complicate peace negotiations to bring an end to...

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2018-07-10 Laura DI BIASIO

Nigeria's ruling party says 'gang up' against Buhari won't work

Nigeria's ruling APC party remains defiant that a new opposition alliance won't threaten President Muhammadu Buhari's chances of re-election next year. The challenge follows the...

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