Eye on Africa

'Timbuktu': Film explores horrors of jihadist takeover in Mali

It's one of the biggest films focusing on African culture to come out this year. "Timbuktu", by Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako, has just been released here in France. We take a look. Also, as Time magazine pays tribute to the doctors, nurses and survivors of Ebola, we hear from UNICEF's Ebola response chief on why Sierra Leone is falling behind in containing the outbreak.


Finally, two billion people worldwide dine regularly on insects. Experts say it's practical and good for you, as our team in Cameroon found out.

Produced by Georja Calvin-Smith and Phoebe Lanzer Wood

Daily newsletterReceive essential international news every morning