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Deadly car bombing rocks Alexandria days before Egyptian election
An explosion rocked Egypt’s second-largest city of Alexandria Saturday, killing a policeman and wounding four others, according to the interior ministry.

South Africa hits Jacob Zuma with arms deal corruption charges
Former South African president Jacob Zuma was charged with corruption on Friday over a $2.5 billion state arms deal, a stunning judicial ruling on a continent where political 'Big Men' rarely face their day in court.

'Panic' as Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears to back opposition
Zimbabwe's ex-leader Robert Mugabe sent shockwaves through the party he dominated for decades when he posed with the retired general who will take on the ruling ZANU-PF in this year's election.

Congo's Bemba loses bribery appeal as judges order new sentence
War crimes judges at The Hague on Thursday rejected an appeal by former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba against a bribery conviction, calling instead for a new jail term to be imposed.

Trump and Africa: Rex Tillerson tours the continent
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has started a six-day trip to Africa. The tour kicks off in Ethiopia, where he will or won't get a view of the state of emergency against domestic protests there. Tillerson will likely discuss Ethiopia's close ties with China. He has already warned against the lure of big loans that rekindle a cycle of debt dependency, the kind that used to cripple sub-Saharan states. What impact is the Trump administration having on the African continent?

UNHCR chief of mission: 'Libya is not safe for refugees'
Roberto Mignone is the UN Refugee Agency's Chief of Mission in Libya, a country which has become the only major gateway to Europe for migrants fleeing Africa, but where they face torture and slavery. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Roberto Mignone explains how the UNHCR is dealing with two key challenges in Libya: as well as evacuating thousands of refugees to third countries, it also has to provide assistance to thousands of internally displaced people.

US Secretary of State Tillerson heads to Africa to mend fences
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Ethiopia at the start of his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Wednesday, seeking to mend fences and bolster security alliances on a continent increasingly turning to China for aid and trade.

'Hands off my sister': Senegal's fight against female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation has been banned in Senegal since 1999, but the practice hasn't entirely disappeared. In the Kolda region, almost half the women were mutilated as a child. A new generation of young women are taking action to end this harmful tradition, going from village to village in a bid to raise awareness and change mentalities. Their organisation is called "Ne touche pas à ma soeur" or "Hands off my sister". Our colleagues from France 2 report, with FRANCE 24's Charles Pellegrin.

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