Eye on Africa

Manhunt starts after 8 people killed in Niger giraffe reserve

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France launches a terror investigation into the death of six citizens murdered in a giraffe reserve in Niger – their two local guides were also murdered in the attack and a manhunt is now underway. We talk to Andrew Lebovich about the security situation in the Sahel region. Also, some schools go back in DR Congo despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and we bring you the story of the Algerian journalist arrested for covering a protest movement – a sentence which has many worried about press freedoms within the country.