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Latest update : 2017-04-14

Several people killed in fire at religious retreat in Senegal

In tonight's edition: At least 20 people have perished in a fire in southeastern Senegal, and in Benin, local farmers suffer from European imports of frozen chicken, and commuters in Addis Ababa are disappointed with the city's new transport service.

At least 20 people are killed, and dozens more injured, after a blaze tears through makeshift shelters at a Muslim religious retreat in Senegal. Several people are also hurt in the ensuing stampede among panicked worshippers.

And a battle between local producers and importers of frozen chicken heats up in Benin. Poultry is big business in the country, but with a huge profit to be made by buying from Europe and selling the stock on to Nigeria, local poultry farmers are feeling edged out.

In Addis Ababa, many residents say the light rail system put into place 14 months ago is still not up to scratch. The major infrastructure project has so far failed to ease the traffic congestions that were hoped for.
 

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , Mary COLOMBEL

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

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2018-10-12 EYE ON AFRICA

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2018-10-11 EYE ON AFRICA

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2018-10-10 EYE ON AFRICA

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