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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 : 2018-01-09

Senegal's Casamance rebels deny involvement in forest massacre

Secessionist rebels in the Senegalese region of Casamance deny involvement in the killing of over a dozen people over the weekend. They say a logging feud was behind the bloodshed. In South Sudan, a December ceasefire continues to be violated and a former army chief is accused of switching sides. And South Africa is hoping to come up with a new look for its clothing industry. For decades it was one of the biggest textile producers on the continent, but relocations have hit the sector hard.

Senegal began two days of mourning on Monday after 13 people were massacred over the weekend in the region of Casamance. Armed secessionist rebels from the area have denied involvement in the bloodshed and blamed the killings on a feud between illegal logging rings.

Also, hopes are fading that the latest ceasefire signed in South Sudan could mean the end to over four years of bloody civil war. On Monday, Juba accused former Army Chief of Staff General Paul Malong of being a rebel himself and ordering recent attacks on government forces. Fighting between rebels and soldiers continues despite a deal signed between Kiir's government and armed opposition groups in Ethiopia in December.

Two days of mourning also began on Monday for the 48 people believed to have died in recent severe flooding in Kinshasa. The extreme weather, which began last Wednesday, eased off on Sunday but caused landslips and mudslides in the Congolese capital.




2018-09-20 EYE ON AFRICA

Uganda's Bobi Wine returns home

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2018-09-20 EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty International says at least 58 killed in Addis Ababa violence

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2018-09-18 EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

In tonight's edition: Amnesty International sounds the alarm over escalating violence in Cameroon's anglophone crisis. Also, South Africa legalises personal and private use of...

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Zimbabwe's government faces growing criticism over a cholera epidemic that's killed at least 25 people, but authorities say they are committed to ending the outbreak. Also, as...

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2018-09-13 EYE ON AFRICA

Final farewell to Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

A final farewell to Kofi Annan: World leaders, diplomats and royalty are among the mourners paying tribute to the former UN chief and global statesman at his funeral in Ghana....

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