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A week of political and social events across the African continent: exclusive reports and analysis. Every Thursday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2017-12-01

French President Macron's West Africa tour

French President Emmanuel Macron kicked off his West Africa tour with a speech at Ouagadougou University in Burkina Faso. And following Robert Mugabe's departure from power some of Zimbabwe’s diaspora in South Africa contemplate returning. In central Mali, attacks have forced the closure of over 200 schools. In Tunisia, it's bumper season for olive oil producers. And a choreographer in Nigeria has set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Solo Dance - with an impressive 137-hour performance.

In his first major speech in Africa, France's president spoke to students in Burkina Faso, insisting he's a different kind of leader of the former colonial power. "We don't want to tell Africans what to do," he said. But despite his assurances, some remain sceptical.

Amid growing insecurity in Mali, attacks by terror groups and radical preachers force over 200 schools to close. Our correspondent reports from the central city of Mopti.

And Tunisia expects its olive oil output to triple this winter. We take you deep into the organic olive groves where the harvest is already well underway.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Yena LEE

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2017-12-13 counter-terrorism

African nations need to prepare for potential return of thousands of jihadists

Some six thousand Islamic State group fighters could be on the brink of returning home to Africa. Amnesty International accuses EU leaders of being complicit in the torture of...

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2017-11-23 Africa

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe’s president

Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwean rule comes to an end and Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as interim president. Meanwhile, Anglophone activists in Cameroon call for secession and an...

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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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