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"Continue the long walk which Nelson Mandela began", the words of Cyril Ramaphosa as he delivered his first state of the nation speech this Friday. No sign of abating. Refugees fleeing violence in DR Congo continue pouring into neighbouring Uganda, the UN estimates some 34 000 Congolese refugees have crossed the lake since the start of 2018.
And if we say carnival you probably say Rio or Notting Hill, but coming up in the programme we explore celebrations on the Cape Verde islands.
But first, Cyril Ramaphosa, has spoken of a "new dawn" for South Africa in his first state of the nation address this Friday. Addressing parliament, the country's new leader touched on unemployment, poverty, race and urged South Africans to quote "turn the tide" on corruption.
According to local media, police dispersed protesters in DR Congo's eastern city of Bukavu, as anger mounts over 3 people killed there this week. Civil society groups say some 30 people have been murdered in the city so far this year.
Are you familiar with Carnival on the Cape Verde islands? The annual event is also known as the 'creole festival'. Streets are packed with revellers and the atmosphere is electric.

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