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Latest update : 2018-03-20

South Africa ordered to pay $15 million over death of 144 patients

In tonight's edition: the South African state is ordered to pay $15 million over the death of 144 mentally ill patients; a controversial referendum on constitutional reforms in Burundi is set for May 17; and the drought in the Western Cape has hit businesses too, including the world-renowned wine industry.

South African health authorities are ordered to pay $15 million in compensation to the families of mental health patients who died of negligence after being sent to what judges branded "death traps".

Also, in Burundi, a presidential decree sets the date for the controversial referendum on a possible change to the constitution. If President Pierre Nkurunziza wins, he'll be able to stand for two more seven-year mandates after 2020.

And the three-year-long drought in the Western Cape has not just affected families, but businesses too, including the region's world-renowned wine industry.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-04-23 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean nurses call off strike and return to work

In tonight's edition: Nurses in Zimbabwe call off their strike action and return to work, and Cameroon's government says it will compensate victims of a Ponzi scheme. Also, more...

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2018-04-20 Liberia

Former Liberian warlord sentenced to 30 years in US prison

In tonight’s edition: A Liberian warlord known as "Jungle Jabbah" has been sentenced to 30 years in a US prison for deceiving officials about his role in his country's civil war....

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2018-04-19 Commonwealth

Commonwealth summit: African members seek to grow trade value to $2 trillion

In tonight's edition: African member states of the Commonwealth seek to grow trade value to $2 trillion; Senegal's parliament sets a higher bar for presidential candidates...

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2018-04-18 DR Congo

Violence in DR Congo's Ituri Province forces thousands to live in camps

In tonight's edition: Violence in DR Congo's Ituri Province forces thousands to live in camps; Khalifa Haftar's chief of staff survives a car bomb attack in Libya; and the...

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2018-04-17 Nigeria

Shiite protesters clash with police for second day in Abuja

In tonight's edition: Shiite protesters clash with police for a second day in Abuja; more than 200 Anglophones flee southwest Cameroon; and Ethiopians in Oromiya have high...

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