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In Mandela address, Obama cites French World Cup champs as model of diversity
Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France’s World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.



Obama emerges from shadows to honour Mandela in South Africa
Former US president Barack Obama stepped out of the shadows on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, during which he warned against a return to “a more brutal way of doing business”.



DR Congo opposition leader Bemba nominated for presidential election
The former vice president of DR Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted last month of war crimes, was on Friday named by his party as a candidate in presidential polls planned for December.



Central African Republic: The way of the warlord
In the war-torn Central African Republic, former rebels who mounted a coup in 2013 are now dreaming of independence. FRANCE 24’s reporters James André and Anthony Fouchard went to meet one of the most powerful armed groups in the country, in the capital of their parallel state in the north.



The fall of an empire: Gupta family faces justice in South Africa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has blamed corrupt practices for the country's economic problems. Since taking office earlier this year, he has been a man on a mission - determined to put a stop to "state capture". Former president Jacob Zuma and his son's close links to the Indian-born Gupta brothers - who bagged billions in contracts and business from state-owned enterprises - are at the centre of the saga. Today, the Guptas are no longer untouchable. Our correspondents report.



Exclusive: Migration ‘not just a security issue,’ says France's Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron said a new vision of Africa that reflects the continent’s vitality is necessary to tackle Europe’s migration crisis in an exclusive interview Wednesday with FRANCE 24-RFI in Nigeria.



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