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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 : 2017-08-21

Nigeria's Buhari slams divisions after a 3-month absence

In tonight's edition: Nigerian President Buhari slams divisions after a 3-month absence from the country, Angola's upcoming election marks a new era as leader Dos Santos ends a 38-year reign and young entrepreneurs from Nigeria are increasingly turning to local farming and agriculture.

Back from months of medical treatment abroad, Nigeria's President is back in the country. In his first speech since his return Muhammadu Buhari calls for the nation's divisions to be healed.

Also, Angola heads to the polls this week. Africa's second longest serving leader, Jose Eduardo Dos Santos will not be running for the first time in 37 years. Opposition groups hope to capitalize on the change with the support of the son of late rebel leader Jonas Savimbi.

And even as the average age of farmers in Nigeria creeps above 70 years old, economic pressures and a lack of jobs are encouraging more young entrepreneurs to look towards agriculture as a way of making a living.

By Gaëlle ESSOO , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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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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