Eye on Africa

Riek Machar sworn in as Vice President on return to Juba

In tonight's edition: Riek Machar returns to Juba; it's one year since the beginning of the anti-Nkurunziza protests in Burundi; and a play remembers the Namibians sent to school in East Germany in the 1980s.


There's a glimmer of hope in South Sudan as former rebel leader Riek Machar returns to Juba to take up his post in a unity government. It faces the task of rebuilding a country ravaged by war and poverty.

We also look back at the unrest in Burundi, a year after the president's controversial re-election bid unleashed a cycle of tit-for-tat violence.

And a new play remembers the unusual tale of the young Namibians spirited away to communist East Germany in the 1980s.

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