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All the news from Africa and the Maghreb, with France 24’s correspondents and our guests on set. From Monday to Friday at 9.45 pm and 10.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-04-20

Commonwealth summit: African members seek to grow trade value to $2 trillion

In tonight's edition: African member states of the Commonwealth seek to grow trade value to $2 trillion; Senegal's parliament sets a higher bar for presidential candidates despite protests against the change in electoral law; and we meet Congolese artist Jupiter Bakondji.

Leaders from 19 African nations were in London for the opening of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting. They're hoping to capitalise on membership of the group to boost economic growth.

Also, a parliamentary debate in Senegal descends into a shoving match and hundreds of demonstrators clash with police before a change to election law is unanimously passed in Parliament.

And our team heads out to Cape Verde for the Atlantic Music Expo that’s running in Praia. Our teams speak to Jupiter Bokondji, the Congolese lead singer of Jupiter and Okwess.

By Mary COLOMBEL , Emerald MAXWELL , Georja CALVIN-SMITH

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2018-10-23 EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa vows to recover 'looted cash' in VBS bank collapse scandal

South Africa vows to recover around 110 million euros worth of cash allegedly looted by executives and politicians from the collapsed VBS bank.Cameroonians are hoping that the...

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2018-10-22 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's Paul Biya wins seventh term in poll marred by low turnout

Cameroon's President Paul Biya is set for another seven-year term as his election victory is confirmed by the constitutional court. His rivals still question the transparency of...

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2018-10-19 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon elections: Constitutional court rejects last petition for re-run

Cameroon's Constitutional Council rebuffs the last of 18 petitions calling for a re-run of the October 7 presidential elections. Also, calm returns on the Comoros' Anjouan island...

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2018-10-19 EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon's constitutional court hears post-election litigation

Two of three petitions to Cameroon's constitutional court calling for the October 7 elections to be scrapped are rejected. Results from the polls themselves are still not in....

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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

Global competitiveness report ranks African countries

The World Economic Forum has released its competitiveness report for this year and African countries have a long way to go. The top-ranked is Mauritius at 49 and Chad is right at...

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