Jihadists kill 71 soldiers in deadliest attack against Niger military
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Islamist militants killed 71 soldiers in an attack on a remote military camp in Niger near the border with Mali, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, in the deadliest raid against the Nigerien military in living memory.
Nairobi governor appears in court over corruption scandal
The flashy governor of Nairobi pleads not guilty to over 30 charges of money laundering, receiving bribes and conflict of interest in a court appearance held under tight security. Governor Sonko spent the weekend in jail after his dramatic arrest in southern Voi saw him scuffle with police before being bundled in a helicopter and flown to Nairobi.
Heavy rains kill 265 people in past two months in east Africa
In tonight's edition :Heavy rain in more than half a dozen eastern African countries has killed at least 265 people in the past two months. With more rain in the forecast, there is now fear over waterborne diseases and the prospect of hunger as crops are destroyed. A former Nigerian governer and a current senator is sentenced to 12 years in jail. He was found guilty of stealing 18 million euros. And finally Ivorian events organizer "La Sunday" is coming up on its first birthday.
Could Lake Victoria's water hyacinth invasion have a silver lining?
For decades, water hyacinth has been wreaking havoc on Lake Victoria in Kenya, covering vast swathes of its surface. The plant blocks out light, dramatically reducing the amount of oxygen in the lake and killing off fish. It also makes access to the open lake increasingly difficult for fishermen. But locals are looking at new ways to use the plant and make a profit from it. Our France 2 colleagues Marc de Chalvron and Baptiste Rimbert report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.
Photodynamic therapy: Flying the flag for cancer research in South Africa
She's one of the most respected scientists living and working in Africa today. Dr Tebello Nyokong has been awarded South Africa's highest honour, and has received accolades from the African Union and UNESCO for her research into photodynamic therapy and how it can be used to kill cancerous cells without harming any healthy ones. She spoke to us from Johannesburg for Perspective.