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A week of political and social events across the African continent: exclusive reports and analysis. Every Thursday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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A week of political and social events across the African continent: exclusive reports and analysis. Every Thursday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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    Africa's economic recovery: What to make of Paris summit?

    Africa's economic recovery: What to make of Paris summit?

    In this edition, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, head of the African Development Bank Group, discusses the financing Africa needs to strategise its economic bouncebank from the Covid-19 pandemic.  

    • 12 min
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    Suspicion mars Ivory Coast's vaccine drive

    Suspicion mars Ivory Coast's vaccine drive

    In tonights edition: Months after the delivery of half a million Astrazeneca vaccines, Ivory Coast is still struggling to get people into vaccination centres after suspicion and unfounded rumours have fuelled fears about getting the jab. And around 150,000 Burundian refugees are staying at camps in Tanzania after fleeing the violent political unrest in their homeland that began in 2015. Dodoma is trying to send them back, but many fear the country remains unsafe. Finally, South African film “My Octopus Teacher” schools its rivals and is named “Best Documentary” at the Oscars.

    • 12 min
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    Chadian president killed on battlefield

    Chadian president killed on battlefield

    Chad's president of three decades dies of wounds on the frontlines of a battle with rebels. Idriss Deby had just been re-elected to a sixth term. Also, the Mozambican town of Palma has been retaken by the army but militants remain a threat and locals' flight southwards continues. We bring you an exclusive report. And in a major step forward for the protection of women and children in Gabon, customary marriages are finally recognised by the state, as our team on the ground reports.

    • 12 min
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    South African students struggle with high tuition fees

    South African students struggle with high tuition fees

    South African university bosses say there's little chance that student debt could ever be written off. As the cost of education in the country mounts, so does frustration, as our correspondents report. Also, Scotland's University of Aberdeen will soon return a sculpture to Nigeria. The bronze was part of a haul of thousands of items looted by British forces in 1897. And we meet the Black Mambas, a pioneering all-female American football team from Morocco who are giving it their all on the pitch.

    • 12 min
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    Tunisia's out of this world as it launches first satellite

    Tunisia's out of this world as it launches first satellite

    Tunisia has an out of this world day by launching its first satellite, the Challenge One. Our correspondents tell us more about this historic moment. Also a gold rush in eastern Cameroon tarnishes the ecosystem and endangers the country's last bloat of hippos. Several have turned up dead and environmentalists suspect links to badly managed and toxic mining operations. And we see how two Nigerian fashion designers are weaving traditional West African fabrics into spectacular contemporary creations.

    • 11 min
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    Grammy Awards: Burna Boy's star burns bright

    Grammy Awards: Burna Boy's star burns bright

    Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic as he takes home his first Grammy Award. Also, a rare female Malian rapper is using her experience to inspire other women in an industry in which there are very few voices like hers. And tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled to Cameroon to escape Boko Haram insurgents are now hoping they can return home.

    • 11 min

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