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EYE ON AFRICA

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 : 2018-10-19

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 after days of violent clashes between police and demonstrators. And enough about love, where's the social realism? DR Congo's growing army of rappers shun the nation's traditional rumba music, calling for grittier sounds instead.

In Cameroon, the Constitutional Council has rejected the last of 18 petitions calling for a re-run of October 7 presidential elections. Opponents of President Paul Biya say the vote was fraudulent. Biya has been in power for 36 years and is seeking a seventh term in Cameroon's top job.

Also, violent clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators have ended on Comoros' Anjouan island, after the national government and local authorities reached an agreement. Protesters are angry about President Azali Assoumani's plans to extend term limits and end a rotating presidency.

We end in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where traditional rumba music is facing a growing chorus of criticism from rap and hip-hop fans. Some accuse rumba of only talking about love and failing to address real social issues, amid the country's ongoing political crisis.

By Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Yena LEE , Laurent BERSTECHER

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2018-11-14 EYE ON AFRICA

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea after nine years

Eritrea is in for congratulations from its neighbour Ethiopia after the UN removes sanctions on Asmara, nine years after they were brought in. Also, Cameroon's military cracks...

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2018-11-13 EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopia corruption crackdown: Former head of military-led firm arrested

The biggest name to be caught up in Abiy Ahmed's bid to clean up Ethiopia's political and military establishment is arrested on the border with Sudan - we tell you more. Also,...

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2018-11-12 EYE ON AFRICA

Tensions within DR Congo opposition as deal on joint candidate falls apart

In DR Congo, opposition leaders had voted to back a joint presidential candidate, Martin Fayulu, but opposition frontrunner Felix Tshisekedi has since backtracked. Also, in...

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2018-11-09 EYE ON AFRICA

Car bombs explose in Mogadishu

Car bombs explode within moments of each other in the Somali capital Mogadishu. At least 20 people have been killed in the attack. Also, a former president alleges fraud in...

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2018-11-08 EYE ON AFRICA

'Rhino Dollars' exposes shadowy and lucrative business of rhino poaching

Fighting Ebola in a region plagued by armed groups - that's the challenge facing the UN in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our correspondent tells us more. Also, we bring you...

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