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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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    In Cameroon, applicants face a long wait for ID papers

    In Cameroon, applicants face a long wait for ID papers

    Getting official identification papers is an exhausting process in Cameroon. Some applicants have waited for over five years with no results. As a result, some resort to the black market. Also, one sustainability project in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan gives discarded plastic a second life by turning it into bricks to build schools. And we take a look at the larger-than-life work of a French graffiti artist who has headed to Cape Town to make his mark. 

    • 11 min
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    Ivory Coast’s ‘Night of the Kings’ premieres to rave reviews

    Ivory Coast’s ‘Night of the Kings’ premieres to rave reviews

    Ivory Coast's latest cinematic offering, “Night of the Kings”, has received rave reviews after its premiere. The film sees an inmate's fate rest on his ability to captivate his audience with stories told until dawn.

    • 12 min
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    Ethiopian refugees welcomed into Sudanese homes

    Ethiopian refugees welcomed into Sudanese homes

    Some 40,000 Ethiopians have fled the conflict in their homeland and crossed the border into neighboring Sudan where some have been welcomed into the homes of local families.

    • 12 min
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    Soldier of democracy: The legacy of Ghana's ex-president Jerry Rawlings

    Soldier of democracy: The legacy of Ghana's ex-president Jerry Rawlings

    Ghana's former president, Jerry Rawlings, leaves behind a complicated political legacy. He died aged 73 having transitioned from being a military dictator to the father of the country's multi-party democracy. Also, Covid-19 restrictions have hit a vital trade artery between DR Congo's Goma and Rwanda's Gisenyi. And we see how motenguene, the traditional music and dance of Central African pygmies, has survived competition from imported sounds.

    • 11 min
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    Cameroon: Locals mourn victims of Kumba school shooting

    Cameroon: Locals mourn victims of Kumba school shooting

    Following a school shooting in Kumba, in south-western Cameroon, traumatised locals mourn the loss of at least seven young lives. Authorities blame English-speaking separatists for the bloodshed. Also, every year a woman's football tournament is held in one part of Algeria in a bid to bring the community together and highlight the importance of women claiming public space. And in a bid to tackle imported food shortages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, one project in Cotonou is helping people in Benin's capital grow their own in gardens on top of the city's buildings.

    • 12 min
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    US-Africa relations: A look back at Donald Trump's Africa policy

    US-Africa relations: A look back at Donald Trump's Africa policy

    With votes still being counted from the US presidential election, we take a look at the stakes for Africa. The last four years have seen Donald Trump show disinterest, if not disdain for the continent. Also, a referendum on constitutional reform in Algeria sees record low turnout. And the daughter of a Rwandan once hailed as a hero of his country's 1994 genocide says the international community is overlooking the shady circumstances that saw her father snatched from his life in the US and thrown into jail back in his homeland.

    • 12 min

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