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Latest update : 2017-05-19

Burundi: Three members of ruling party's youth wing killed in grenade attack

In tonight's bulletin: several members of the youth wing of Burundi’s ruling party are killed in a grenade attack; children abducted by Boko Haram describe their ordeal; and in Kenya, an engineer builds a water system to counter cartels.

Several members of the youth wing of Burundi’s ruling party are killed in a grenade attack in Bujumbura. The three victims were part of the Imbonerakure group that's been accused of abuses and attacks in the name of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Also, some former captives of Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgent group struggle to reintegrate if they're lucky enough to get free. Some, having been indoctrinated by their extremist captives, are looked at with suspicion by communities on their return. We hear from some former captives.

And we look at a bid to stem the tide of extortion and exploitation of locals by cartels who control access to water. A new project in Africa’s biggest urban slum uses rooftop plumbing to allow people in Kibera to tap into a vital resource.

By Georja CALVIN-SMITH , 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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