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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 : 2018-01-18

Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina released from jail

In tonight's edition: Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina is released from jail; in DR Congo, the Protestant Church adds its voice to concerns about the country's leadership, and as punk rock explodes in popularity in South Africa, we hear from TCIYF, one of the bands riding that wave.

Ethiopia has released over 350 prisoners as part of an amnesty announced earlier this month. Many of those freed were accused of involvement in ethnic clashes during waves of fatal anti-government demonstrations that first erupted in 2015. Amongst those let out this week was opposition leader Merera Gudina, who was arrested in 2016.

Also, in DR Congo, President Joseph Kabila’s disputed mandate continues to cause unrest. The Protestant Church adds its voice to concerns about the country's leadership.

And time to raise the roof! Punk rock is exploding in popularity in South Africa and one of the bands riding the wave is TCIYF. We hear from them about their love of skateboarding and loud music.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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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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