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Malian city of Gao shut down after deadly violence

In tonight's edition: tensions rise in the Malian city of Gao between Songhai and Arabs; unemployment in Morocco rises to over 10%, with young people the most affected; and "the African Mona Lisa" is sold for €1.36 million at auction.


The Malian city of Gao is shut down after an Arab youth and a black soldier are killed. Both communities blame each other for the deaths.

Also, unemployment in Morocco has risen to over 10%, with young people the worst affected.

And Nigeria's "Mona Lisa" sells for a record £1.2 million at auction in London. Before going under the hammer, Ben Enwonwu's portrait of an African princess went missing for decades before being discovered in a UK flat.

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