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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 : 2018-03-09

International Women's Day: 23.6% of African MPs are women

In this edition: to mark International Women's Day, we take a look at African women's power in parliament and how they are organising themselves to look after each other in Ivory Coast. Also, Rex Tillerson and the head of the African Union say that Trump's racist slur about Africa is now behind them. And we meet with Seun Kuti after his concert at the Bataclan in Paris.

The number of female lawmakers across Africa has reached historic highs, but there's still a long way to go. We take a closer look at the influence of the women who have made it into parliament.

Also, the US and the African Union say they’ve moved on from President Trump's slur about Africa. It comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson continues his tour of the continent.

And finally Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Nigerian afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, tells crowds in Paris about his philosophy of music and life as he plays at the Bataclan to promote his latest album.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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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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2018-07-09 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Ethiopia and Eritrea sign landmark declaration ending two decades of conflict

Ethiopia and Eritrea declare an end to their 20-year conflict after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wraps up an historic state visit to Asmara. Next, Duduzane Zuma, son of South...

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