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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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2018-07-21 Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

New high speed railway threatens Kenyan wildlife

In Mali, the UN sounds the alarm against a spike in targeted violence between communities. So far this year, some 300 Malian civilians have lost their lives. Enviromentalists in...

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2018-07-21 Laura DI BIASIO

Senegalese court convicts 13 people in country's first mass terrorism trial

In tonight's edition: A Senegalese court convicts 13 people in the country's first mass trial for terrorism charges. The group was accused of trying to form a homegrown jihadist...

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2018-07-18 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Tears and champagne as commercial flights resume between Ethiopia and Eritrea

In this edition of Eye on Africa: there's champagne and celebrations on the first commercial flight from Ethiopia to Eritrea in two decades. Also, pregnant teens in Burundi are...

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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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