Somalia: car bomb outside presidential palace kills at least 10

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    On tonight’s show: Somalia’s capital is once again targeted by a fatal car bombing; at least 10 people are killed in the explosion. Also, Gabon is in the final stretch of a tense wait for the results of a closely fought presidential election race between opposition frontrunner, Jean Ping and incumbent, Ali Bongo. And, in a FRANCE 24 exclusive, we meet some of the Central African Republic female journalists who are trying to tackle the deeply rooted sexual inequality in the country head on.

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    In This Story: Central African Republic

    The Central African Republic, or Centrafrique, is a landlocked country in Central Africa.

    It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west. The CAR covers a land area of about 620,000 square kilometres (240,000 sq mi) and had an estimated population of around 4.7 million as of 2018.

    As of 2020, the CAR is the scene of a civil war, ongoing since 2012.

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