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Overview: London conference on Somalia

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"Kenya stop violating our sea coast" - protesters at the London conference on Somalia

"Kenya stop violating our sea coast" - protesters at the London conference on Somalia

Interview: Adjoa Anyimadu, Somalia researcher, Chatham House

“Scepticism understandable”

Interview: Benedicte Goderiaux, Somalia researcher, Amnesty International

“Foreign armies and proxy militias in Somalia must be held accountable”

Interview: Ali Rooble, protester

“London conference on Somalia aims to conquer the country”

Ambience: Protest at London conference

“Hands off Somalia!”

Interview: Watching the Last Lions with Dereck and Beverly Joubert

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The Last Lions - Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Photo: Wildlife Films Botswana / Mike Meyers

The Last Lions - Dereck and Beverly Joubert. Photo: Wildlife Films Botswana / Mike Meyers

More than 90 per cent of the lion population has disappeared from Africa over the past 50 years, according to some estimates. A film to be shown on the National Geographic channel in France charts the story of one family of lions. RFI spoke to the makers of The Last Lions about their journey into the world of one of the most ferocious predators known to man…

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

2 February 2012 at 17:02

Voices from Tahrir by Human Rights Watch

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Egyptians celebrating in Tahrir Square

Egyptians celebrating in Tahrir Square. Photo: Platon, 2011

Voices from Tahrir Square is a sound portrait of the people’s revolution in Egypt for the anniversary of the 25 January – 11 February 2011 uprising. Features recordings made in the square by reporters and citizen journalists from around the world, including Daniel Finnan of Radio France Internationale.

PRX: Human Rights Watch

Written by Daniel Finnan

25 January 2012 at 11:41

Kagame cleared of involvement in plane crash by French report

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Tharcisse Karugarama

Tharcisse Karugarama. Photo: Rwandan government.

A French judicial report on Tuesday cleared Rwandan President Paul Kagame of involvement in the shooting down of a plane that sparked the 1994 genocide. The report was welcomed by Rwanda as a vindication of Kagame.

Interview: Rwandan Justice Minister Tharcisse Karugarama

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

12 January 2012 at 17:11

ANC celebrates 100 years

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ANC CentenarySouth Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) party celebrates 100 years on Saturday. It was founded on 8 January 1912 in Bloemfontein. ANC National Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said the centenary is a “test of loyalty” for the ANC which demonstrates how far the party has gone over the past 100 years.

Interview: ANC Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

8 January 2012 at 12:29

Nigerian fuel subsidy protests

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Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora

Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora

Nigerians took to the streets on Friday in demonstrations against the government’s removal of a fuel price subsidy. A general strike has been called for Monday. Former Lagos East Senator Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora said the protests are getting “bigger” and coupled with Monday’s strike could lead to a “total paralysis” of the economy.

Interview: Former Lagos East Senator Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora, Action Congress of Nigeria party

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

6 January 2012 at 16:11

Police admit killing four in DRC post-election violence

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The chief of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s police has confirmed that his forces killed four people in post-election violence but declared the situation under control Sunday. It’s “hard to predict” whether the situation will deteriorate further, according to rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Q&A: Anneke Van Woudenberg, DRC specialist, Human Rights Watch

Radio France Internationale

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Kabila declared DRC election victor, Tshisekedi says he won

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission has declared incumbent president Joseph Kabila reelected after securing 49 per cent of the vote in the presidential election. But Kabila’s closest rival,  Etienne Tshisekedi, says he won and says the announcement is a “provocation”.

Q&A: David Pottie, Carter Center

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

10 December 2011 at 18:00

Kinshasa holds its breath for DRC election results

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Riot police aboard a jeep in Limete, Kinshasa

Riot police aboard a jeep in Limete, Kinshasa

Hours away from the announcement of the delayed preliminary presidential election results, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital remains tense. On Thursday there were isolated clashes between riot police and UDPS party supporters in the Limete area of Kinshasa. Many shops and business are shut and most people are staying indoors.

Report: Clashes in Limete, Kinshasa

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

8 December 2011 at 20:00

Kabila in pole position ahead of preliminary results

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The DRC's electoral commission (Ceni) in Kinshasa

The DRC's electoral commission (Ceni) in Kinshasa

Incumbent president Joseph Kabila leads his main challenger Etienne Tshisekedi by 10 per cent in partial results announced late on Monday. Ahead of Tuesday’s official preliminary results there have been diplomatic efforts to avoid any possible violence. Some residents of Kinshasa have been leaving the city for the safety of Brazzaville.

Report – People leaving Kinshasa

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

6 December 2011 at 17:00