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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 : 2018-01-12

Musician Saeid Shanbehzadeh pays tribute to his African roots

Protests continue in Tunisia as the number of arrests reaches more than 600. Also, thousands of mourners take to the streets in central Nigeria to attend the mass burial of farmers killed in clashes with herders. And we meet Saeid Shanbehzadeh, an Iranian musician who is paying tribute to his African roots through his music.

In Tunisia, over 600 people have been arrested in a week that's seen anti-austerity protesters take to the streets.

Also, in Nigeria, the longstanding rivalry over land between Fulani herdsmen and farmers has already claimed more than 80 lives this year. Dozens are buried in Benue state as the government faces calls to do more to stem the violence.

Meanwhile, Senegalese neighbours of the late French singer France Gall share their fond memories of her. Gall, who died last weekend aged 70, had a home in Senegal.

And we're joined by Afro-Iranian musician Saeid Shanbehzadeh, who says that his Zanzibari roots are an integral part of his creative identity.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-08-10 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

In this edition: Zimbabwe's opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is challenging Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election win in the country’s Constitutional Court. And in a FRANCE 24...

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2018-08-09 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti appears in court on charges of declaring unofficial election results. He was returned to Zimbabwe after being denied asylum by Zambia,...

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2018-08-06 Yi SONG

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appeals for peace, Chamisa questions result

Zimbabwe's opposition rejects President Emmerson Mnangagwa's narrow election win. This as the president calls for unity and praises the vote as "free, fair and credible". Also,...

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2018-08-08 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

DR Congo: President Joseph Kabila will not run in presidential elections

After years of speculation, President Joseph Kabila has said he will not run for a third term in DR Congo’s presidential elections in December. Instead, former interior minister...

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2018-08-07 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Nigeria: security forces block lawmakers from entering parliament

Nigeria's spy chief has been sacked after security forces prevented lawmakers from entering parliament. Also, Kenyans and Tanzanians marked the 20th anniversary of the East...

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