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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.

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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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