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All the news from Africa and the Maghreb, with France 24’s correspondents and our guests on set. From Monday to Friday at 9.45 pm and 10.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2016-10-24

Cameroon mourns train crash victims

In tonight's edition: Cameroon mourns the victims of Friday's train crash, four die protesting the UN mission in Central African Republic and Mauritians unite over a centuries-old pastime: horse racing.

The death toll from last week's train wreck in Cameroon rises to 79, this as the country marks a day of mourning and anger against authorities grows.

Also, at least four people are killed and several injured in violent protests in Central African Republic's capital. Clashes broke out between peacekeepers and armed men in Bangui as demonstrators gathered to call for UN troops to either step up efforts to keep the peace or leave.

And we head to Mauritius, where a love of horse racing helps unite communities across the island nation. Thousands flock weekly to the Champ de Mars race course, keeping alive a tradition founded in the 1800s by a British governor.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-10-22 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's Paul Biya wins seventh term in poll marred by low turnout

Cameroon's President Paul Biya is set for another seven-year term as his election victory is confirmed by the constitutional court. His rivals still question the transparency of...

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2018-10-19 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon elections: Constitutional court rejects last petition for re-run

Cameroon's Constitutional Council rebuffs the last of 18 petitions calling for a re-run of the October 7 presidential elections. Also, calm returns on the Comoros' Anjouan island...

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2018-10-19 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's constitutional court hears post-election litigation

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla on his 'urban African folk'

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