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Latest update : 2018-03-22

Amnesty: Nigerian army ignored warnings before abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls

In tonight's edition: Amnesty International says the Nigerian army ignored repeated warnings of an attack on Dapchi town; as central Mali increasingly becomes a target for jihadist attacks, frustrated locals take the law into their own hands and form their own militias; and Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies aged 45 in a blow to conservation efforts.

Amnesty International says the Nigerian army ignored repeated warnings of an attack on Dapchi town. Investigators from Amnesty say that security forces were told of the presence of Boko Haram militants hours before they took 110 schoolgirls last month.

Also, many of the recent jihadist attacks in Mali have happened in the north of the country. But since 2015 central Mali has increasingly become a target. Locals say they feel abandoned by the army and authorities and some have decided to take the law into their own hands and form their own militias.

And Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, has died. He passed away of old age at an elderly 45 years old. Sudan became a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction and now all hopes rest with IVF and the two females left behind.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-09-20 EYE ON AFRICA

Uganda's Bobi Wine returns home

In tonight's edition: Opposition MP Bobi Wine returns home to Uganda from the US and vows to continue his fight. And at least 200 people are missing in Tanzania after a ferry...

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2018-09-20 EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty International says at least 58 killed in Addis Ababa violence

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2018-09-18 EYE ON AFRICA

Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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2018-09-14 EYE ON AFRICA

Zimbabwe's government criticised over cholera outbreak

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2018-09-13 EYE ON AFRICA

Final farewell to Kofi Annan at Ghana state funeral

A final farewell to Kofi Annan: World leaders, diplomats and royalty are among the mourners paying tribute to the former UN chief and global statesman at his funeral in Ghana....

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