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International Women's Day: 23.6% of African MPs are women

In this edition: to mark International Women's Day, we take a look at African women's power in parliament and how they are organising themselves to look after each other in Ivory Coast. Also, Rex Tillerson and the head of the African Union say that Trump's racist slur about Africa is now behind them. And we meet with Seun Kuti after his concert at the Bataclan in Paris.


The number of female lawmakers across Africa has reached historic highs, but there's still a long way to go. We take a closer look at the influence of the women who have made it into parliament.

Also, the US and the African Union say they’ve moved on from President Trump's slur about Africa. It comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson continues his tour of the continent.

And finally Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Nigerian afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, tells crowds in Paris about his philosophy of music and life as he plays at the Bataclan to promote his latest album.

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