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AFP Africa News Agenda

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What's happening in Africa on Saturday:

+ Zimbabwe votes on new constitution

+ Kenya's Odinga challenges poll results

+ French FM holds talks with Jonathan

HARARE: Zimbabwe holds a referendum on a new constitution that would pave the way for elections later this year and set a term limit for the presidency. Polls opened at 0500 GMT and close at 1700 GMT. Picture. Video. (ZIMBABWE-VOTE)

NAIROBI: Kenya's defeated presidential hopeful Raila Odinga presents a legal challenge to results that named his rival Uhuru Kenyatta as the country's new president elect, after a vote marred by allegations of rigging. (KENYA-VOTE)

ABUJA: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius meets Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan at 1400 GMT. The meeting comes one month after a French family of seven was kidnapped in Cameroon and is believed to be held in northern Nigeria. Picture. Video.(NIGERIA-FRANCE-DIPLOMACY)

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BAMAKO: The hunt for armed Islamists by French and Chadian soldiers continues in the Ifoghas mountains near the Algerian border. Picture. Video. (MALI-CONFLICT-FRANCE)

DAKAR: Visiting king of Morocco, Mohammed VI, meets Senegalese President Macky Sall. The king heads to Ivory Coast and Gabon next week. (MOROCCO-SENEGAL-DIPLOMACY-ROYALS)

TUNIS: Tunisians mark the 40th day of mourning after the death of opposition leader Chokri Belaid, a fierce critic of the ruling Islamists whose murder plunged the country into political turmoil. Opposition rally at 1300 GMT. Picture. (TUNIS-POLITICS-UNREST)

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