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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 : 2018-01-10

Anti-austerity protests continue in Tunisia

Tunisia continues to see anti-austerity unrest. Police clash with protesters in Tunis and in other cities across the country as rallies are held a day after one protester was killed. Also, secessionists in Cameroon call for news of their leader Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, as police in Nigeria deny his reported arrest. And we hear from Oxfam International's head Winnie Byanyima. She speaks to us about the British NGO's move to Kenya and about her political ambitions at home in Uganda.

After several days of unrest, Tuesday night saw fresh clashes break out between Tunisian anti-government protestors and police. In Tunis, security forces fired tear gas at crowds whilst similar confrontations were seen in the nearby town of Tebourba. One man died there on Monday night during rallies denouncing austerity and recent tax hikes.

Meanwhile, Cameroonian anglophone separatists are demanding the return of a leader who they believe was recently arrested in Nigeria. Police there deny detaining Sisiku Ayuk Tabe. He's the president of a movement calling for English-speaking Cameroonians to break away from the French-speaking majority.

And we speak to Oxfam International's Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima. She spoke to FRANCE 24's Grainne Harrington about what's behind the NGO's move from the UK to Kenya, the lifting of the presidential age limit in her home country Uganda, and whether she herself might run for the highest office there.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Yena LEE

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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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