Eye on Africa

UN votes to strengthen its force in DR Congo ahead of elections

In tonight's edition, the UN votes to bolster its mission in DR Congo, Sierra Leoneans hope for a peaceful second round and African modern and contemporary artworks go under the hammer at Sotheby's.


The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo is renewed for another year. This as the country braces itself for an historic presidential election - with no word yet on whether longtime leader Joseph Kabila will step aside.

Calls for calm all round in Sierra Leone after the presidential run-off vote was pushed back until Saturday. The move sparked fears that simmering tensions would escalate.

Plus, a rare chance to get your hands on a masterpiece from some of Africa's most influential modern and contemporary artists as Sotheby's London auction is meeting growing demand for African art.

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