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France opens probe into bank BNP Paribas over its role in Sudan

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Paris prosecutors have opened an investigation into French bank BNP Paribas over allegations of complicity in crimes against humanity in Sudan, particularly in the war-torn western region of Darfur. Also, several close allies of former Ivorian rebel leader Guillaume Soro are released from prison in a bid to defuse mounting tensions ahead of the October presidential vote. Finally, our reporters speak to Cameroonian sand miners diving deep in the Sanaga river, risking their lives in search of sand for the building industry.