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Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara: ‘Dinosaurs were the last great champions’

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Alan Turing's nephew: ‘A Shakespearean tragedy surrounded his life’

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Zimbabwe: Chamisa's lawyers contest election results in court

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

New US sanctions on Iran: Trump ups pressure after exiting nuclear deal

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IN THE PRESS

‘Space Farce’? Alternative logos for new US military branch flood social media

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EYE ON AFRICA

Zambia accused of illegal handover of Zimbabwean opposition figure

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MEDIAWATCH

#MyCameraIsMyWeapon campaign takes on Iran's mandatory hijab law

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Headed for war? Israel-Gaza conflict flares despite truce talks

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Legal highs: the pros and cons of legalising cannabis

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ACROSS AFRICA

A week of political and social events across the African continent: exclusive reports and analysis. Every Thursday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-06-05

Senegalese city of Saint-Louis divided over French colonial statue

In much of Africa, colonialism remains a sensitive subject. In Saint-Louis, Senegal, campaigners behind the "Faidherbe must fall" lobby believe the statue of French colonial general Louis Faidherbe is offensive - they want it gone. Also in this weekly roundup: Siya Kolisi becomes the first black South African to captain the national rugby side in a full test match. And Madagascar sees a spike in the number of business people being kidnapped in the capital, mostly of Indian and Pakistani descent.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Laura DI BIASIO

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2018-06-19 Laura DI BIASIO

Mali's basketball star: NBA top player Cheick Diallo makes hometown proud

In our weekly roundup: At just 22 years old, NBA basketball star Cheick Diallo is already an icon for young Malians. FRANCE 24 caught up with him on his recent trip back home....

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2018-04-04 Mary COLOMBEL

Operation Barkhane: Malian, French troops work together to push jihadists out

In this week's edition: Malian and French soldiers work together to push jihadists out of Mali; bloggers in Guinea strive to curb online hate speech; and we meet...

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2018-03-16 Mary COLOMBEL

Nigeria struggles to contain Lassa fever outbreak

In this week's edition: Nigeria is struggling to contain a Lassa fever outbreak; the LRA is still claiming lives in Central African Republic; and we meet with Afrobeat star Seun...

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2017-12-15 Mariam SAAB

AU: African nations must prepare for potential return of thousands of jihadists

In this edition: Some 6,000 Islamic State group fighters could be on the brink of returning home to Africa; Amnesty International accuses EU leaders of being complicit in the...

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