Eye on Africa

Mali prepares for parliamentary polls

In Mali, the French army has reportedly killed the second-in-command of Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, according to the AFP news agency. Elsewhere, the troubled West African nation is preparing for parliamentary polls set for Sunday. And the President of the Central African Republic, Michel Djotodia, is in contact with the wanted leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony, according to a top AU Ambassador. Finally, we explore the thriving art scene in the Nigerian capital Lagos.