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All the news from Africa and the Maghreb, with France 24’s correspondents and our guests on set. From Monday to Friday at 9.45 pm and 10.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-01-09

Senegal's Casamance rebels deny involvement in forest massacre

Secessionist rebels in the Senegalese region of Casamance deny involvement in the killing of over a dozen people over the weekend. They say a logging feud was behind the bloodshed. In South Sudan, a December ceasefire continues to be violated and a former army chief is accused of switching sides. And South Africa is hoping to come up with a new look for its clothing industry. For decades it was one of the biggest textile producers on the continent, but relocations have hit the sector hard.

Senegal began two days of mourning on Monday after 13 people were massacred over the weekend in the region of Casamance. Armed secessionist rebels from the area have denied involvement in the bloodshed and blamed the killings on a feud between illegal logging rings.

Also, hopes are fading that the latest ceasefire signed in South Sudan could mean the end to over four years of bloody civil war. On Monday, Juba accused former Army Chief of Staff General Paul Malong of being a rebel himself and ordering recent attacks on government forces. Fighting between rebels and soldiers continues despite a deal signed between Kiir's government and armed opposition groups in Ethiopia in December.

Two days of mourning also began on Monday for the 48 people believed to have died in recent severe flooding in Kinshasa. The extreme weather, which began last Wednesday, eased off on Sunday but caused landslips and mudslides in the Congolese capital.




2018-06-22 Charli James

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

The latest attempt for peace in South Sudan breaks down after President Salva Kiir rejects the idea of allowing Riek Machar a place in the government. Plus: Nigeria’s win against...

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2018-06-21 Laura DI BIASIO

South Sudan rebels say more time needed to achieve peace

South Sudan's armed rebels warn that the first meeting between Salva Kiir and Riek Machar doesn't necessarily mean the road to peace will be much smoother. Also, we hear from the...

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2018-06-21 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Eritrea to send delegation to Ethiopia for peace talks

Ethiopia welcomes Eritrea's positive response to overtures to resolve a long-running dispute between the two neighbours. Also, voters in Ivory Coast are registering to cast their...

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2018-06-19 Nicolas GERMAIN

At least 18 killed in Abidjan floods from heavy rains

In tonight's edition: at least 18 people are killed in flooding in Abidjan. Frustrated locals hit out at authorities for failing to do more for those living in built-up areas...

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2018-06-18 Nicolas GERMAIN

Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England

Tunisia falls to England 2-1 in its premiere World Cup match. Our sports editor joins us with all the details on an energetic game full of close calls. Meanwhile, 31 people died...

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