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EYE ON AFRICA

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 : 2017-11-17

President Mugabe meets with regional envoys and army chief

In tonight's edition: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe holds direct talks with the army who ousted him; parents of the kidnapped Chibok girls still in captivity say the government is not doing enough to bring them back; and the French prime minister is in Morocco for a two-day visit to reinvigorate trade and cooperation with the kingdom.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe holds direct talks with the army who ousted him. South African envoys and the church are at the negotiating table. This comes as the main opposition calls for Mugabe to resign after 37 years in power.

Also, suicide bombers in Nigeria have killed at least 14 civilians and wounded 29 others in Maiduguri. Meanwhile, parents of the kidnapped Chibok girls still in captivity say the government is not doing enough to bring them back.

And the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is in Morocco for a two-day visit to reinvigorate trade and cooperation with the kingdom. Creating stronger links between the two countries' business and engineering schools is high on the agenda.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Mariam SAAB

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2018-11-16 EYE ON AFRICA

Suspected gas cylinder blast kills 42 on Zimbabwe bus

Officials in Zimbabwe put the death toll at least 42 people after a blaze swept through a bus in the south of the country.A lack of resources and severe hygiene issues - 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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