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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 : 2018-03-03

Twin bombings rock Mogadishu

In Somalia, at least 18 people are killed after two car bombs rocked the capital on Friday evening. The al-Shabaab extremist group has claimed the attack. Also, over €400 million are pledged by international allies to help the G5 Sahel fight terrorism. And Liberia tries to drum up international tourism investment in the country after George Weah’s election win.

We begin in Somalia, where at least 18 people are dead after two car bombs rocked the capital on Friday evening. At least 20 more were wounded. Both explosions occurred near the presidential residence and sustained gunfire also broke out in the area. The al-Shabaab extremist group has claimed the attack, saying they killed 15 soldiers.

In Nigeria, parents are fearing the worst for their missing daughters after an abduction by Boko Haram. Monday evening's assault on a state-run boarding school has been followed by confusion and conflicting reports from the government.

International donors have pledged over €400 million to help the G5 Sahel fund counterterror forces. At the Sahel Summit in Brussels on Friday, around 50 countries met to discuss regional problems including security and migrant flows.

Finally, while on a three-day state visit in Paris, Liberian President George Weah worked to drum up more investment in his country. Tourism and foreign financing are two ways he hopes to make Liberia the flagship destination of West Africa.



2018-06-19 Nicolas GERMAIN

At least 18 killed in Abidjan floods from heavy rains

In tonight's edition: at least 18 people are killed in flooding in Abidjan. Frustrated locals hit out at authorities for failing to do more for those living in built-up areas...

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2018-06-18 Nicolas GERMAIN

Tunisia lose first World Cup match against England

Tunisia falls to England 2-1 in its premiere World Cup match. Our sports editor joins us with all the details on an energetic game full of close calls. Meanwhile, 31 people died...

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2018-06-15 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Egypt, Morocco lose first World Cup matches after conceding last-minute goals

Morocco and Egypt get off to a wobbly start in the World Cup, after both teams go down at the last minute. Also, fasting for the holy month of Ramadan has ended for millions of...

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2018-06-14 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

South Africa: Two worshippers stabbed to death at Malmesbury mosque

A man stabs two worshippers to death at a mosque near Cape Town in a brutal attack disturbingly similar to last month's fatal stabbing at a mosque near Durban. Also, Congolese...

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2018-06-13 Georja CALVIN-SMITH

Victims in Central African Republic react to Bemba's release by ICC

In Central African Republic, victims of the militia headed up by Jean-Pierre Bemba in 2002 say they’re horrified that the former Congolese vice president has been freed from...

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