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Latest update : 2018-01-31

Raila Odinga 'sworn in' as alternative president by Kenyan opposition

In tonight's edition: Raila Odinga is "sworn in" as alternative president by Kenya's opposition; the shadow of the Gukurahundi massacre still hangs over Emmerson Mnangagwa; and an appeals court is to set to confirm whether France's national rail operator, SNCF, discriminated against around 800 Moroccan workers hired as private contractors back in the 1970s.

The government warned it would amount to treason, but Raila Odinga went ahead anyway. The Kenyan opposition leader still refuses to accept he lost last October’s presidential election and stages a mock swearing-in ceremony as the "people's president".

Also, as the minister of state security in the early 1980s under Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa is described by some as one of the architects of killings that claimed the lives of about 20,000 Zimbabweans. He still denies any involvement.

And in France, a court is to set to confirm whether the national rail operator, SNCF, discriminated against some 800 Moroccan workers hired as private contractors back in the 1970s. The men say they were denied the same work and pension benefits as their French colleagues. The company denies the allegations.



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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