Eye on Africa – France urges citizens to leave war-hit Ethiopia

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In tonight’s edition: More foreigners are told by their governments and employers to leave Ethiopia as fighting intensifies. Despite the continued clashes between federal forces and Tigrayan rebels, US and AU peacebrokers say they have made fragile progress in encouraging negotiations. Nigeria dismisses a report on the bloody crackdown on protesters at the notorious Lekki tollgate massacre last October. Judicial investigators contradict the army’s denial that soldiers opened fire on crowds demonstrating against police brutality.  And finally, Senegal bookstores and publishers are riding high on the wave of Senegalese author Mbougar Sarr’s win of the French Literary Goncourt Prize earlier this year.