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Brazzaville partly shuts down in protest at president's re-election

In tonight's rundown: Brazzaville partly shuts down to protest the president's re-election, Somali pirates go on trial in Paris, and we take a closer look at the deal between the US and Tunisia to secure the Libyan border.


There are closed shops and empty streets in parts of the Congolese capital, as the opposition calls for a general strike to protest the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Also, the trial of seven suspected Somali pirates gets underway in Paris: they're accused of hijacking a French yacht off the Gulf of Aden 5 years ago and throwing the skipper overboard.

And Washington puts money on the table to secure Tunisia's borders. Twenty-five million dollars have been set aside to build an electronic system along the border aimed at keeping out the Islamic State group. 

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