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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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    South African designer Thebe Magugu wows Paris Fashion Week

    South African designer Thebe Magugu wows Paris Fashion Week

    In this edition of Across Africa, we take you to eastern Ethiopia where refugees from Kenya's Kakuma camp are finally coming home, motivated in part by recent political and economic reforms. We also head to Angola, where the country is tempting more fans of its romantic Kizomba dance. Finally, we speak to Thebe Magugu, South African designer and 2019 LVMH prize winner, as he exhibits his creations for the first time at Paris Fashion Week.

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    Kenya's Safaricom is keen on Huawei 5G

    Kenya's Safaricom is keen on Huawei 5G

    Beijing is currently Africa's biggest trading partner and the relationship is set to deepen if Kenya moves forward with a possible contract for China's Huawei to roll out its 5G network. Also, we hear from some of the Nigerian businesspeople whose enterprises are going from strength to strength with a bit of online savoir-faire. And many members of the French Caribbean diaspora have headed to Ivory Coast to start new lives, a move that has led to celebration and the creation of a Caribbean-style carnival.

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    DR Congo: Kinshasa's 'sheep jump' overpasses fall flat

    DR Congo: Kinshasa's 'sheep jump' overpasses fall flat

    In DR Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi's promised "sheep jump" overpasses in Kinshasa get off to an underwhelming start. Their construction is making traffic even worse in the capital. Also, we head to the seventh edition of the Kinshasa Book Festival. Organisers are hoping to encourage more people to love literature, in a country where access to books remains difficult. And plastic not so fantastic: some South African surfers are ditching the fibreglass and foam for wooden surfboards that are better for the environment.   

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    A complicated legacy: Kenya's longest-serving president dies aged 95

    A complicated legacy: Kenya's longest-serving president dies aged 95

    Kenya has gone into mourning after the death of its longest-serving president. Daniel arap Moi led the country for over two decades from 1978. The 95-year-old left behind a complicated legacy. Also, the teachers of an Ivorian 13-year-old who died after stowing away on a plane last month warn his classmates against taking similar risks. And miners in northwestern Nigeria trying to sidestep a ban are targeted by criminal gangs. 

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    Good times with Salatiel, as Cameroonian crooner heads out on European tour

    Good times with Salatiel, as Cameroonian crooner heads out on European tour

    Musical all-rounder Salatiel is in Paris on his first European tour and joins us in the studio. The Cameroonian crooner has long been a hit with fans at home, but was catapulted onto the international stage after he collaborated with Beyoncé and Pharrell last year. He tells us about his plans going forward. Also, a French appeals court fines Teodorin Obiang, Equatorial Guinea's vice president, 30 million euros for plundering state coffers to pay for fast cars and mansions in France.

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    Ivorian voters hope for peaceful 2020 election

    Ivorian voters hope for peaceful 2020 election

    With fewer than 10 months to go until Ivory Coast's presidential election, voters are hoping that this time around, the exercise will go smoothly. Recent elections have led to crises and even civil war. Also, Senegal finally criminalises rape, meaning that abusers will face tougher penalties. And the Seychelles struggles to balance the health of its tourism industry with looking after its lush but delicate ecosystem. 

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