French forces prepare to close bases in Mali

In tonight's edition: We head to northern Mali, where French forces are preparing to close a base used by troops of the Barkhane force as Paris reduces its presence in the country. Also, Botswana's court of appeal starts hearing a government attempt to overturn a landmark ruling that decriminalised homosexuality in 2019. And Cape Verde gears up for Sunday's presidential election, with the post-Covid revival of the tourism industry a key campaign issue.

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