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Ninjas blamed for violence in Pool region of Congo Brazzaville

In this week's edition: renewed violence in the Pool region of Congo Brazzaville; a new train line links Addis Ababa and Djibouti; and women prepare for floods in Senegal.


Nearly 15 years after the end of the civil war in Congo Brazzaville, rare images show deadly tensions still flaring in the Pool region. Thousands of people are fleeing renewed violence.

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

And shoring up 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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