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Latest update : 2018-02-08

Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address postponed

In tonight's bulletin: Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address is postponed; Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger meet with France to discuss funding for a joint force against jihadists; and farmers are bearing the brunt of land speculation as international oil groups set up on the shores of Lake Albert in Uganda.

Pressure grows on South Africa’s president as his state of the nation address is postponed. But Jacob Zuma may also have been handed a reprieve as the ANC party pushes back a meeting on his future.

Also, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger meet with France to discuss funding for a joint force to combat jihadist extremists in the region.

And Uganda is set to become a big oil producer as international oil giants line up to exploit a new find under Lake Albert. But this requires a lot of land and local farmers are bearing the brunt of speculation.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-05-25 Madagascar

Madagascar political crisis: top court orders formation of unity government

Madagascar's constitutional court rules the president must form a national unity government, in order to end a political deadlock. Meanwhile in Kenya, filmmakers fear censorship...

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2018-05-24 Amnesty International

Amnesty International says Nigerian army abused women fleeing Boko Haram

Amnesty International accuses Nigerian soldiers of raping women rescued from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says the claims are false and malicious. Also, the Democratic Republic...

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2018-05-23 Rwanda

Macron and Kagame meet to repair strained ties over Rwandan genocide

The World Health Organization warns a deadly Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo has the "potential to expand". Also, following two decades of deeply strained relations, France's...

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2018-05-22 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso anti-terror raid leaves several dead

A seven-hour shootout took place in Burkina Faso, as authorities carried out a raid on suspected jihadists. It’s the latest deadly incident in the wake of several militant...

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2018-05-21 Burundi

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

Burundi votes for constitutional change in a referendum potentially opening the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to further extend his rule. Also, a major vaccination...

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