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ICC softens restrictions on Ivory Coast former President Laurent Gbagbo

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In tonight's edition: International Criminal Court today softens restrictions on Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo. The ongoing appeal of his acquittal for crimes against humanity had confined him to Belgium. South Africans will be able to buy alcohol legally again from next month, as the govt further easesRead More – Source [contf] [contfnew] france24 [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Who is Félicien Kabuga? Rwandan genocide kingpin arrested in France

[unable to retrieve full-text content] How could he be hiding in plain sight in a quiet Paris suburb? After 26 years on the run, the past has finally caught up with Félicien Kabuga, the alleged supplier of machetes for the Rwandan genocide and the founder of its Radio Mille Collines propaganda arm. François Picard's panel asks where international justice will best bRead More – Source [contf] [contfnew] france24 [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Africa and the coronavirus challenge: The impact of Covid-19 on the continent

Issued on: 28/05/2020 – 13:34Modified: 28/05/2020 – 13:34 As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread in Africa, our correspondents have filed a series of reports and interviews from across the continent. From Cameroon to South Africa, from Kenya to Tunisia and Madagascar, they investigate how the pandemic is evolving. Is Africa more resistant to the virus? How are lockdowns ending? And is social distancing possible? Advertising Read more Our reports and interviews on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the African continent: – In Cameroon, social distancing is impossible on the crowded buses of the capital Yaoundé. Indira Ayuk reports. >> Read our article: In Cameroon, chloroquine therapy hailed by French expert becomes state protocol – In South Africa, a country with few open-air markets, supermarkets have become Covid-19 hotspots. Ayesha Ismail reports. – In Kenya, Dino Mahtani, deputy director of the Africa Programme at the International Crisis Group, tells us how c..

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Rwanda: French court rejects release of genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In tonight's edition: After two decades on the run, a Rwandan suspect in the genocide against the Tutsis has appeared on front of a French court. Felicien Kabuga says all charges he faces are lies. and in Cameroon Covid19 has upset the financial situation in the country. A drop in international money transfersRead More – Source [contf] [contfnew] france24 [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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French court denies request to release Rwandan genocide suspect Kabuga

Issued on: 27/05/2020 – 18:04Modified: 27/05/2020 – 18:13 A French court on Wednesday rejected a request to release Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga under court supervision. Advertising Read more The court rejected Kabuga's lawyer's argument that the suspect should be released on bail because of poor health, saying continued detention ensured he would not abscond. Kabuga, who can appeal the decision, is accused of financing and arming the ethnic Hutu militias thatRead More – Source [contf] [contfnew] france24 [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In tonight's edition: Fifty Nigerian women who had been traffficked into Lebanon as undocumented workers have been rescued and returned home – this according to Nigeria's Foreign Minister. It's the latest knock-on effect on undocumented Africans in Lebanon in the midst of an economic crisis there. Also in Nigeria how are frontline workers coping with the Covid19 criisis? Africa's most Read More – Source [contf] [contfnew] france24 [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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‘Africa will be strong’: Galaxy of superstars hold virtual Covid-19 concert

Issued on: 26/05/2020 – 07:59Modified: 26/05/2020 – 07:59 Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour and Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo were among a galaxy of African talent brought together for a virtual concert to raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic. Advertising Read more More than 100 artists and celebrities from across the continent and the diaspora took part in the WAN Show broadcast online by the Worldwide Afro Network and carried by 200 African channels on Monday to mark Africa Day. "After COVID-19, Africa will be great, Africa will be strong. Together we are unbeatable," Malian kora star and hip-hop artist Sidiki Diabate said at the launch of the virtual concert. The event was modelled after the "One World: Together At Home" concert in April that brought together Taylor Swift and the Rolling Stones playing from their homes. Malian Afro-pop star Salif Keita, Congolese singer Fally Ipupa, Nigeria's Wizkid, Femi Kuti, Senegalese rapper Awadi, Ivory Coast'..

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Madagascar to send troops to town where two died of coronavirus

Issued on: 25/05/2020 – 22:02Modified: 25/05/2020 – 22:02 Madagascar's government has announced it will dispatch troops and doctors to an eastern town after several bodies were found in the streets and where two people died from the novel coronavirus. Advertising Read more Madagascar's cabinet held a special meeting on Sunday to discuss the situation in Toamasina, the country's second largest city. The Indian Ocean island nation has registered 527 infections and two deaths, both in Toamasina. Since Thursday, more than 120 new cases were confirmed, and several bodies were found in the city's streets though the cause of death was not clear. "Doctors must carry out thorough examinations to see if these deaths are caused by another illness (…) or if they are really due to severe acute respiratory problems which is the critical form of COVID-19," Professor Hanta Marie Danielle Vololontiana, spokesperson for the government's virus taskforce, said in a nati..

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Burundi presidential election: ruling party’s Evariste Ndayishimiye declared winner

Issued on: 25/05/2020 – 21:55Modified: 25/05/2020 – 21:55 Eye on Africa © france24 In this edition, Burundi's ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has been declared winner in the presidential election. His main rival says he will appeal the result. Also, it is back to school for children in Ivory Coast, but many are worried that the reopening of schools will increase the spread of the coronavirus. Finally,citizens stranded in France have been able to return to Burkina Faso. The country is taking advantage of repatriation flights organised by the French government. Advertising Read More – Source [contf] [contfnew] france24 [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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Burundi expected to announce results of presidential election Monday

Issued on: 25/05/2020 – 03:59 Burundi's electoral commission is to announce provisional results from last week's presidential election Monday, with the outgoing head of state's handpicked successor Evariste Ndayishimiye poised to be declared the winner. Advertising Read more The announcement is set for 2:00 pm (1200 GMT), according to an official press invitation received Sunday. Definitive results will be published on June 4. Burundians voted last Wednesday to elect their president, lawmakers and local officials in a poll marked by allegations of fraud and conducted with scant attention to the coronavirus pandemic. The vote came five years after the highly contested re-election of Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term, which sparked violence that left at least 1,200 dead, saw 400,000 flee the country and plunged the former Belgian colony into turmoil that persists to this day. Partial results published by state media gave Ndayishimiye, 52, around 80 percent of t..

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