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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 : 2018-01-12

Africa reacts to Trump's 'racist slur'

Africans express outrage after President Trump reportedly used crude language to describe African countries, as well as Haiti and El Salvador. Also, DR Congo security forces disperse worshippers as they gather to commemorate victims who died during a crackdown on New Year's Eve protests. And Algerian Berbers mark their New Year as a public holiday. It's the first time official events celebrating the "Yennayer" have been held nationwide.

Senegal's President Macky Sall has joined a growing chorus of people condemning President Trump, after he reportedly used vulgar language to describe African countries, as well as Haiti and El Salvador. The alleged outburst came as Trump met privately with lawmakers at the Oval Office.

Also, in DR Congo, security forces fired warning shots to disperse people gathered in front of Kinshasa cathedral this Friday. Crowds were there for a mass to commemorate the victims of a crackdown on New Year's Eve protests calling for the president, Joseph Kabila, to resign. Inside the church, a packed congregation cheered as Catholic leaders urged Kabila to uphold a 2016 Church-brokered deal.

Finally, Algerian Berbers have been marking their New Year as a public holiday. It's the first time official events celebrating the "Yennayer" have been held across the entire country.

By Laura DI BIASIO , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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2018-05-24 Amnesty International

Amnesty International says Nigerian army abused women fleeing Boko Haram

Amnesty International accuses Nigerian soldiers of raping women rescued from Boko Haram. Nigeria's military says the claims are false and malicious. Also, the Democratic Republic...

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2018-05-23 Rwanda

Macron and Kagame meet to repair strained ties over Rwandan genocide

The World Health Organization warns a deadly Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo has the "potential to expand". Also, following two decades of deeply strained relations, France's...

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2018-05-22 Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso anti-terror raid leaves several dead

A seven-hour shootout took place in Burkina Faso, as authorities carried out a raid on suspected jihadists. It’s the latest deadly incident in the wake of several militant...

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2018-05-21 Burundi

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

Burundi votes for constitutional change in a referendum potentially opening the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to further extend his rule. Also, a major vaccination...

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2018-05-18 Ebola

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: WHO says virus can be brought under control

The World Health Organization says it believes the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is "not yet a global health emergency" and the virus can be brought under control. Meanwhile, the US...

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