Africa Weekly: The scramble in Mauritius to avoid oil disaster | AFP

Thousands of tonnes of oil has leaked from a ship stranded near the Indian Ocean island paradise of Mauritius, raising international outcry and backlashes at the vessel’s Japanese owners. In Niger, humanitarian workers were murdered in what experts suspect are renewed terrorist attacks in a region previously thought safe. Demonstrators in Mali renew demands for their president to step down. In Ivory Coast violent protests follow President Alassane Ouattara’s announcement he will run for a third term.

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