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Paris, France

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RFI France

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A look at the issues behind one of the stories making headlines on the African continent.

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English


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Only two rape convictions in a mass trial of 39 soldiers on charges of rape

5/6/2014
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A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has acquitted dozens of soldiers who were facing rape charges after it was alleged that that they had sexually assaulted women in Minova, in the east of ...

Duration: 00:05:16


World press freedom day in Africa - 05/05/2014

5/5/2014
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Although the world celebrated freedom of the press at the weekend, many African governments cast a baleful eye on journalists.

Duration: 00:05:59


Church representatives visit South Sudan - 02/05/2014

5/2/2014
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A high-level delegation representing Christian churches arrived in Juba,In South Sudan, on Friday.

Duration: 00:04:53


US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship - 18/03/2014

3/18/2014
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US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.

Duration: 00:05:31


South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason - 17/03/

3/17/2014
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In South Sudan the trial of four men for treason is slated to return to court on Wednesday.

Duration: 00:05:21


Gambia's new party declared political war on Yahya Jammeh - 14/03/2014

3/14/2014
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A group of former top military officers from Gambia have formed a new political party, called the National Resistance Movement of the Gambia (NMRG).

Duration: 00:05:12


Strike-hit African diocese finds comfort in pro-poor stance of Pope Francis

3/13/2014
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Pope Francis became head of the Roman Catholic Church a year ago. He has sought to bring about a renaissance of the Church after years of corruption and sex scandals.

Duration: 00:06:03


Africa's top Tweeting cities - 12/03/2014

3/12/2014
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A new study is due to be released today on how the social media platform Twitter is being used across the African continent.

Duration: 00:05:12


Violence spreads in Sudan's Darfur - 10/03/2014

3/10/2014
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The United States has accused the Sudanese government of supporting mercenaries in the Darfur region, and has urged Khartoum to prevent further violence there.

Duration: 00:05:46


Nigeria appoints new defence minister to fight Boko Haram - 07/03/2014

3/7/2014
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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan shuffled his cabinet this week after a number of defections from his People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Duration: 00:05:14


African women advance in parliamentary representation - 06/03/2014

3/6/2014
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Women have made great strides in gaining seats in parliaments throughout Africa, according the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

Duration: 00:05:48


Nigerian students debate fleeing Ukraine - 05/03/2014

3/5/2014
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Students at Crimea State Medical University in Simferopol resumed their studies on.

Duration: 00:05:39


Violence escalates in Darfur as conflict resolution seems remote - 04/03/20

3/4/2014
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After eleven years of conflict, the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan shows no signs of abating.

Duration: 00:05:37


Expert says multinational land lease in Senegal pushes herders off land - 0

3/3/2014
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A new report on a government-sanctioned land grab in Senegal shows a new deal that threatens thousands of Peul pastoralists in the rural Ndiel area.

Duration: 00:05:39


Ugandan organisation to challenge anti-gay law in court - 25/02/2014

2/25/2014
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The Ugandan president has signed a controversial anti-homosexuality bill into law. Under the act, gays could be jailed for life.

Duration: 00:06:12


Paris trial of Rwandan Pascal Simbikangwa approaches key moment - 24/02/201

2/24/2014
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Rwanda will continue to observe the trial of Pascal Simbikangwa, as it enter its fourth consecutive week today in Paris.

Duration: 00:05:17


Niger and Areva continue uranium mining negotiations - 22/02/2014

2/22/2014
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Civil society groups in Niger are holding a public discussion in the capital Niamey about the country's future contracts with French nuclear energy firm Areva.

Duration: 00:04:12


Nigerian Central Bank governor suspended - 21/02/2014

2/21/2014
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Nigerian markets have plummeted following President Goodluck Jonathan's suspension of Central Bank Governor Lamido Sanusi, accusing him of financial recklessness and inconsistencies.

Duration: 00:05:16


Sudan civil servants in Paris to discuss bilateral relations - 17/02/2014

2/17/2014
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Sudan's foreign ministry is meeting with its French counterparts in Paris on Monday to discuss bilateral relations, including debt relief and humanitarian work.

Duration: 00:05:52


Boys die after circumcision rituals in South Africa - 15/02/2014

2/15/2014
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South Africa's Film and Publication Board has ruled that a website showing graphic photos of botched circumcisions can remain on the internet.

Duration: 00:04:57

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