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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 : 2018-01-19

FRANCE 24 meets Liberia's George Weah ahead of his inauguration

From sports stardom to president: a FRANCE 24 team speaks exclusively to George Weah in Monrovia ahead of his historic inauguration. Also, an ambulance service in Somalia is offering free first aid classes in a bid to bolster rescue missions. And on a more colourful note, African designers and models are taking fashion by storm. We go behind the glitz and the glam.

Liberia is on the cusp of its first democratic transition in over 70 years. Outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is preparing to hand over power to former football star George Weah on Monday. She stands accused of meddling in last year's presidential elections, a charge that's prompted her expulsion from the ruling Unity party. Weah defeated its candidate Joseph Boakai in a landslide victory, winning around 61 percent of the vote on the strength of a campaign promising economic revival. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris Trent and Sylvain Rousseau spoke to the president-elect about what's to come.

Also, in Somalia, first aid classes are now being offered to nationals by the country's only free ambulance service. The aim is to help improve rescue missions and empower citizens to act in the aftermath of accidents and terrorist attacks.

Finally, as African designers begin to gain more global recognition, models from the continent are also finding their feet on the world's most watched runways. In Ivory Coast, modelling agencies are building on this momentum by nurturing new homegrown talent.

By Mariam SAAB


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2018-10-17 EYE ON AFRICA

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2018-10-11 EYE ON AFRICA

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2018-10-10 EYE ON AFRICA

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