Eye on Africa

Attack claimed by al Shabaab kills 12 at Kenyan guesthouse

In tonight's edition: an attack claimed by al Shabaab kills at least a dozen people in the Kenyan border area of Mandera; the first person to be found guilty in France with connection to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda is back in court appealing his conviction, and we take a glimpse at life through a Lagos lens as the city's month-long photo festival gets under way.

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At least a dozen people were killed by Somali militants in the Kenyan border area of Mandera on Tuesday. The bodies of eleven of the victims were flown to Nairobi just hours after they had lost their lives in the deadly raid. Al Shabaab fighters claimed responsibility for the attack on the Bishaaro guesthouse, claiming that they were deliberately targeting Christians.

Also, the first person to be found guilty in France over the 1994 genocide in Rwanda returned to court on Tuesday to appeal his conviction. In 2014, Pascal Simbikangwa was sentenced to 25 years in jail for his complicity in crimes against humanity.

And life through a lens in Lagos: the city's contemporary photography festival has begun and is playing host to some of the continent's most talented creatives for a month.

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