Macron to reduce French military presence in the Sahel

In tonight's edition: French President Emmanuel Macron announces a reduction of France's military operations in Africa's Sahel region, saying France's existing Barkhane force needs "profound transformation". He is calling for a new international force for the region. In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa cuts red tape to private companies wanting to build their own power plants in a bid to tackle the country's energy crisis. And Tunisia buries migrants lost at sea in its "Garden of Africa", a special cemetery.

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