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Dapchi girl still held by Boko Haram refused to convert to Islam

In tonight's bulletin, our correspondent speaks to the family of the only schoolgirl from Dapchi who is still held by Boko Haram, in Guinea, tensions spill over into social media, and politicians in Niger are barred from seeking healthcare abroad.

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The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still held captive by Boko Haram after the militant Islamists released 104 of her classmates, says her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom because she refused to convert to Islam.

Also, civil society groups in Guinea are warning that they've seen a sharp uptick in online hate speech and xenophobic incitement to violence. Some campaigners are doing what they can to stop inflammatory exchanges becoming the norm.

And in Niger, politicians have been banned from leaving the country for medical treatment. Authorities want their top lawmakers to show their support for the skills of staff at a the brand new, state of the art hospital in the capital.

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