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Cameroon opposition leader Kamto charged with group rebellion

Cameroon has banned anti-government demonstrations that had been due to happen over the weekend and next week. Authorities say the marches had to be cancelled to preserve public order. A series of recent rallies have led to about 200 arrests, including that of opposition leader Maurice Kamto earlier this week. He still claims that his loss to longtime leader Paul Biya in last year's election was down to fraud.

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Also, the ICC’s recent acquittal of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo has prompted some of his supporters who fled to Ghana during the post-electoral unrest of 2010-11 to return home with hopes of reconciliation.

And a new study comparing Swiss cigarettes sold in Europe to those sold in Morocco – one of the Swiss tobacco industry’s top export destinations – shows that the product offered there is so toxic it would be illegal in Europe. We hear from one of the study’s authors, investigative journalist Marie Maurisse.

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