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Macron and Kagame meet to repair strained ties over Rwandan genocide

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Film show: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', 'Angel Face' and 'Peeping Tom'

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Iraq: Children of Fallujah try to rebuild their lives

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Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

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Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

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Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

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Are there other universes like ours?

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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 : 2018-01-19

FRANCE 24 meets Liberia's George Weah ahead of his inauguration

From sports stardom to president: a FRANCE 24 team speaks exclusively to George Weah in Monrovia ahead of his historic inauguration. Also, an ambulance service in Somalia is offering free first aid classes in a bid to bolster rescue missions. And on a more colourful note, African designers and models are taking fashion by storm. We go behind the glitz and the glam.

Liberia is on the cusp of its first democratic transition in over 70 years. Outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is preparing to hand over power to former football star George Weah on Monday. She stands accused of meddling in last year's presidential elections, a charge that's prompted her expulsion from the ruling Unity party. Weah defeated its candidate Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory, winning around 61 percent of the vote on the strength of a campaign promising economic revival. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris Trent and Sylvain Rousseau spoke to the president-elect about what's to come.

Also, in Somalia, first aid classes are now being offered to nationals by the country's only free ambulance service. The aim is to help improve rescue missions and empower citizens to act in the aftermath of accidents and terrorist attacks.

Finally, as African designers begin to gain more global recognition, models from the continent are also finding their feet on the world's most watched runways. In Ivory Coast, modelling agencies are building on this momentum by nurturing new homegrown talent.

By Mariam SAAB , Laura DI BIASIO

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2018-05-23 Rwanda

Macron and Kagame meet to repair strained ties over Rwandan genocide

The World Health Organisation warns a deadly Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo does have the "potential to expand". 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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2018-05-17 Burundi

Burundi referendum could extend President Nkurunziza's rule until 2034

Despite widespread opposition and fears of exacerbating deadly political turmoil, millions in Burundi turned out to vote in a controversial referendum that could extend President...

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