Eye on Africa

DR Congo breaks up anti-government march

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Police in DR Congo fire tear gas to stop an anti-government march in the capital, forcibly escorting opposition leader Martin Fayulu back home to stop him participating in the rally. Also, a French-speaking African economic bloc wants to re-name their currency the "eco". The problem? That's already the name claimed by another West African monetary group. And a fragile truce in Nigeria's "bandit" conflict still leaves thousands of displaced people afraid to leave their camps.