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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 : 2018-01-30

At least four killed, thousands left homeless after fire in Nairobi shanty town

In tonight’s edition: at least four people are killed and thousands made homeless after a fire in the Nairobi shanty town of Lang’ata; we look at the response to allegations that China may have spied on states from the African continent after building the AU headquarters; and leaders discuss the thorny issue of Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile.

Nairobi's fire service is slammed by the thousands of residents of a neighbourhood in the Kenyan capital who lost their homes in a blaze over the weekend. At least four people were also killed.

The African Union picks its way through a number of tricky issues including aviation and potential sanctions. As the block's annual summit in Addis Ababa comes to a close, we look at its response to allegations that China may have spied on states from the continent.

And the hydroelectric dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile was also a hot topic at the AU conference. Egypt and Sudan have long opposed the project, but the countries' leaders now say they're closer to reaching a deal over the management of the river's waters.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

Global Competitiveness report releases 2018 Africa performance

The World Economic Forum has released its competitivity report for this year and African countries have a way to go. The top ranked is Mauritius at 49 and Chad is right at the...

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla on his 'urban African folk'

In tonight's edition: President Alassane Ouattara's ruling party clinches victory in municipal polls in Ivory Coast. Also, in Burkina Faso, Yacouba Sawadogo has spent more than...

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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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