Across Africa

A difficult exchange: Value of CFA franc hit by scarce foreign currency reserves

A scrabble to find foreign currency has hit Central African countries who use the CFA franc hard. We look at the economic turmoil the crisis has caused in Cameroon. Also, hundreds of thousands of migrants in Libya are hoping to make the dangerous journey over the Mediterranean into Europe but many are first sold into sex and service. We hear the harrowing story of one Ivorian girl forced into slavery by smugglers.


And the British-born South African pop star Johnny Clegg has passed away. Known as the "White Zulu", his music and band defied the racial segregation of apartheid and called out the injustices of white-majority rule.

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