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Presidential meeting signals 'another chapter' in Franco-Rwandan relations
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said "another chapter" is beginning for Kigali and Paris. Relations between the two countries have been strained since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. But on Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame for talks at the Élysée. It was Kagame's first visit to the French presidential palace since 2011.



Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit
Burundians overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza's powers and giving him the option to stay in office until 2034, official results showed Monday.



Burundi referendum could keep president in power until 2034
A controversial referendum in Burundi on Thursday could see President Pierre Nkurunziza retain power for another 16 years. The vote is the latest chapter in a crisis that has left more than 1,000 dead and caused hundreds of thousands to flee.



30 years on: Who killed anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September?
In 1988, the anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September was assassinated in central Paris. She was the representative of Nelson Mandela's African National Congress in France and was also investigating alleged illegal arms deals between Paris and Pretoria. Thirty years on, her murder remains unpunished, despite the declassification of military archives which point to a murky relationship between France and South Africa's apartheid regime of the time. Our correspondents report from Cape Town.



British tourists freed after being kidnapped in DR Congo
Two British tourists who were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been freed, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Sunday.



Dozens killed in Burundi attack days before referendum
An armed group has killed 26 people in northwest Burundi, the security minister said Saturday, days ahead of a constitutional referendum that could see President Pierre Nkurunziza rule until 2034.



Togo will share info on Vincent Bolloré with French inquiry if asked
Togo will provide information to the French inquiry into billionaire Vincent Bolloré’s Africa operations if asked to do so, Public Function Minister Gilbert Bawara said on Friday, adding Togo "has nothing to add" on the matter.



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