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EYE ON AFRICA

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 : 2017-12-26

French president in Niger to support military forces

French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Niger to show support for the international troops fighting jihadists in the restive Sahel desert as part of Operation Barkhane. Also, breathing new life into discarded, everyday objects, we meet Malian designer Cheick Diallo, whose unique creations are taking the contemporary art world by storm. And, from a disputed presidential vote re-run in Kenya, to a power grab in Zimbabwe ending 33 years of Mugabe rule, we recap the African stories of the year.

French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Niger to show support for the international troops fighting jihadists in the restive Sahel desert as part of Operation Barkhane. The trip should spread some holiday cheer with the help of the chef from the Elysée Palace to whip up an early Christmas feast.

Also, breathing new life into discarded, everyday objects - and transforming them into works of art, we meet Malian designer Cheick Diallo, whose unique creations are taking the contemporary art world by storm.

And, from a disputed presidential vote re-run in Kenya, to a power grab in Zimbabwe ending 33 years of Mugabe rule, we recap the African stories that hit the headlines in 2017.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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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's denied local claims that troops are unaccounted for...

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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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