It was a sad day at Paris's Orly Airport as six young humanitarian workers were flown home from Niger. One of the two Nigerien victims was laid to rest back home. All eight were killed by suspected jihadists at a wildlife park last Sunday. In DR Congo, we assess security concerns at Virunga National Park; there have been scores of kidnappings there recently which has seen visitor numbers plummet. And in Abidjan our reporters meet a local film crew - their film tells the story of Ivory Coast's Abbé people and their early 20th Century struggle against French colonialism.
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou discussed the COVID-19 pandemic that is spreading across the whole African continent. He called for a "Marshall Plan" from the international community to help African countries face the unprecedented health crisis.