Ongoing protests in South Africa shut down universities

In tonight's edition: student protests in South Africa continue; a new train line between Addis Ababa and Djibouti is inaugurated; and in Senegal, Dakar residents get ready for the rainy season.


Universities across South Africa are closed for the rest of the week, as protests over tuition fees continue, with stand-offs on several campuses.

All aboard the new East Africa railway line! Designed to bring prosperity to landlocked Ethiopia, it links Addis Ababa with the red sea port of Djibouti.

And shoring up the flood defences ahead of the next rainy season - people in the Dakar suburb of Pikine are taking matters into their own hands, financing their own building work.

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