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Global Competitiveness report releases 2018 Africa performance

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Salim Saab: Showcasing the women of the Arab art world

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Film show: Capernaum - powerful social drama or poverty porn?

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Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

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Protecting heritage land against mining companies

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EYE ON AFRICA

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 : 2017-12-15

DR Congo former child soldiers awarded $10 million in damages in landmark ruling

It's a landmark punishment for the use of child soldiers: a former warlord in the Democratic Republic of Congo is liable for 10 million dollars in reparations. Also, seven years after the Tunisian Revolution began, people in the country are still setting themselves on fire to protest conditions in the country. And can art classes help pull children out of poverty in Uganda? One artist there is sharing his talents in a bid to keep them off the streets.

It's the largest reparation of its kind. Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that Thomas Lubanga, a former warlord from the Democratic Republic of the Congo convicted of using child soldiers, is liable for $10 million in reparations to victims in the African nation. Hundreds and possibly thousands of children were coerced into fighting in a violent conflict more than a decade ago.

Also, seven years after the Tunisian Revolution began, people in the country are still lighting themselves on fire to protest conditions in the country. We look at one such woman's story.

Finally, an artist in Uganda is using his talent to try to reduce the number of children living on the streets of Kampala. The hope is that free art classes will inspire new talent and help tackle poverty.

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

Global Competitiveness report releases 2018 Africa performance

The World Economic Forum has released its competitivity report for this year and African countries have a way to go. The top ranked is Mauritius at 49 and Chad is right at the...

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

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

In tonight's edition: President Alassane Ouattara's ruling party clinches victory in municipal polls in Ivory Coast. Also, in Burkina Faso, Yacouba Sawadogo has spent more than...

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2018-10-12 EYE ON AFRICA

Dozens killed in eastern Uganda mudslides

Dozens die in eastern Uganda, where landslides triggered by torrential rains have wreaked havoc on villages and infrastructure. The death toll could yet rise. Also, the...

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2018-10-11 EYE ON AFRICA

Fake 'Transparency International observers' reported during Cameroon election

There are calls for Cameroon's presidential election to be annulled as a scandal over apparently bogus election observers deepens. Also, police in Tanzania hunt two white...

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2018-10-10 EYE ON AFRICA

Kenya bus crash kills at least 50

At least 55 people are killed in a bus crash in western Kenya. Police suspect the driver lost control of the vehicle. Also, a month after a thawing in relations between Ethiopia...

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