Manhunt starts after 8 people killed in Niger giraffe reserve

On tonight’s show: France launches a terror investigation into the death of six citizens murdered in a giraffe reserve in Niger – their two local guides were also murdered in the attack and a manhunt is now underway. We talk to Andrew Lebovich about the security situation in the Sahel region. Also, some schools go back in DR Congo despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and we bring you the story of the Algerian journalist arrested for covering a protest movement – a sentence which has many worried about press freedoms within the country.

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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

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    Niger or the Niger, officially the Republic of the Niger, is a landlocked country in West Africa named after the Niger River. Over 80% of its land area lies in the Sahara Desert. The country’s predominantly Muslim population of about 22 million live mostly in clusters in the far south and west of the country. The capital and largest city is Niamey, located in Niger’s southwest corner.

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