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Latest update : 2017-03-29

South Africa: Kathrada's funeral highlights divisions within ruling ANC party

In tonight's edition: Ahmed Kathrada's funeral highlights political tensions in South Africa; rights organisations criticise the acquittal of Simone Gbagbo for crimes against humanity on Tuesday; and Madagascar commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Malagasy uprising.

The celebration of the life of the late South African anti-apartheid campaigner Ahmed Kathrada features scathing condemnation of President Jacob Zuma. He says he was asked not to attend the funeral, Kathrada's foundation says they only told him he couldn't speak.

Also, activists raise questions about the quality of the trial against the Ivory Coast's former first lady. Simone Gbagbo was acquitted on charges of crimes against humanity on Tuesday.

And Madagascar commemorates a painful period of its history: the 70th anniversary of the bloody uprising against French rule in which around 40,000 Malagasy were killed as settlers put down the insurgency.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Jessica SESTILI , Mary COLOMBEL

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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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2018-10-09 EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa's finance minister resigns over Gupta scandal

South Africa's finance minister resigns. Nhlanhla Nene quit over undisclosed meetings with the Gupta family, who are at the heart of a corruption probe in the country. Also, a...

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2018-10-08 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon election: Ruling party dismisses Maurice Kamto's victory claim

Opposition candidate Maurice Kamto claims victory in Cameroon's presidential election, despite no official results being released. The government says his claim is illegal. Also,...

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