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Latest update : 2017-11-10

Zimbabwe's Mugabe says he fired vice president for 'plotting a coup'

In tonight's edition: Robert Mugabe says he ousted his vice president for "plotting a coup"; South Sudanese refugees risk their lives to return home to find food; and we visit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, where assasinations and local politics go hand in hand.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe accuses his recently fired number two of consulting witch doctors as part of effort to topple him. Emmerson Mnangagwa says he's been forced to flee to South Africa after receiving a barrage of death threats.

Also, after UN handouts at a Ugandan refugee camp are delayed by two weeks, dozens of South Sudanese refugees are forced to return to their war-ravaged country in search of food.

And we visit the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, where assassinations and local politics go hand in hand.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Haxie MEYERS-BELKIN

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2018-11-16 EYE ON AFRICA

Suspected gas cylinder blast kills 42 on Zimbabwe bus

Officials in Zimbabwe say at least 42 people have died after a blaze swept through a bus in the south of the country. Also, a lack of resources and severe hygiene issues are just...

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2018-11-14 EYE ON AFRICA

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

Eritrea is in for congratulations from its neighbour Ethiopia after the UN removes sanctions on Asmara, nine years after they were brought in. Also, Cameroon's military cracks...

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2018-11-13 EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopia corruption crackdown: Former head of military-led firm arrested

The biggest name to be caught up in Abiy Ahmed's bid to clean up Ethiopia's political and military establishment is arrested on the border with Sudan - we tell you more. Also,...

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2018-11-12 EYE ON AFRICA

Tensions within DR Congo opposition as deal on joint candidate falls apart

In DR Congo, opposition leaders had voted to back a joint presidential candidate, Martin Fayulu, but opposition frontrunner Felix Tshisekedi has since backtracked. Also, in...

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2018-11-09 EYE ON AFRICA

Car bombs explose in Mogadishu

Car bombs explode within moments of each other in the Somali capital Mogadishu. At least 20 people have been killed in the attack. Also, a former president alleges fraud in...

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