Eye on Africa

Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf receives governance award in Rwanda

Liberia's former president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is in Rwanda to receive the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. She spoke to FRANCE 24 about democracy in Africa. Also, as France marks 170 years ago since it abolished slavery, Benin remembers histories of the slave trade. And if you're in or around Paris on May 6, why not attend the Fraiches Women Festival. The event is a celebration of women with workshops, debates and concerts - we speak to the organisers.