Eye on Africa

Sierra Leone's new president: Maada Bio's supporters celebrate his victory

In tonight's edition: Julius Maada Bio's supporters celebrate his victory in Sierra Leone’s presidential poll; Jacob Zuma faces corruption charges as he stands accused of taking bribes from French arms maker Thales; and women in Gambia write stories about African girls to promote literacy.


Sierra Leone’s new president calls on his former rival to drop a legal challenge against the polls that saw Julius Maada Bio named as the country's new leader.

Also, South Africa gears up for a complex corruption trial that sees former president Zuma risk jail time. He and representatives from French arms manufacturer Thales will appear in court over bribes allegedly exchanged to secure a multi-billion dollar arms contract.

And a family of female authors in Gambia put pen to paper to place African girls at the heart of their stories. The Nye family say they want their young readers to have more role models with whom they can identify.

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