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Car bombs explose in Mogadishu

Car bombs explode within moments of each other in the Somali capital Mogadishu. At least 20 people have been killed in the attack. Also, a former president alleges fraud in Madagascar's recent election, but EU observers say the abnormalities are marginal - we update you on the state of the 36-candidate race. Lastly, ahead of the 100-year anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI, the family of one Senegalese soldier tells his story.


The militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Somalia's capital. Car bombs detonated on the perimeter of a popular hotel this Friday. Police say at least 20 people are dead.

Also, vote-counting continues in Madagascar, following a high-stakes presidential election. President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who is also a candidate, alleges the vote was marred by fraud. But EU election observers say there were only "very minor" irregularities.

And Sunday marks 100 years since the end of World War I. While the fighting was on European soil, France enrolled some 600,000 troops from its colonies. One of those soldiers was Abdoulaye Ndiaye - a Senegalese sharpshooter who fought in some of the deadliest battles of the Great War.

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