Eye on Africa

South Africa student protests shut three top universities

South Africa's top universities close their doors amidst growing protests against the cost of further education. Demonstrators say that planned fee hikes are discriminatory. Also, although Guinea's main political opposition has rejected the election victory of President Alpha Conde, many voters are keen to put the tensions sparked by the polls behind them. And we head to Mali for a look at a recent festival that celebrated the chic of the embroidered cotton textile known as bazin.