Eye on Africa

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.

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