South Africa's finance minister is off the hook

In tonight's edition: Pravin Gordhan is off the hook in South Africa; French troops pull out of Central African Republic, and we take a look at the possible consequences of the US election for Africa.


South African prosecutors make an abrupt U-turn and drop fraud charges brought against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Critics of President Jacob Zuma's inner circle believed the case was a ploy to oust a minister who's vowed to tackle corruption.

France announces the end of its Sangaris peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic, declaring that a page has been turned on the country's troubles - but sectarian clashes continue.

And as the countdown to the US election draws every closer, we take a look at what the outcome of the race for the White House could mean for the African continent.

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