AFP Africa News Agenda

What's happening in Africa on Wednesday:

+ French troops hunt Mali Islamists

+ Zuma marks 20 years since Hani murder

GAO, Mali: France, which has begun to withdraw troops from Mali, presses on with a military campaign, especially near the northern city of Gao where it launched a major operation against the armed Islamist group MUJAO (Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa) four days ago. Picture. (MALI-CONFLICT-QAEDA-FRANCE)

BOKSBURG, South Africa: President Jacob Zuma speaks at a memorial at 0930 GMT to mark 20 years since the assassination of Chris Hani, a communist stalwart killed by a rightwinger. Picture. (SAFRICA-POLITICS-HISTORY)


LAGOS: Fifteen Russian sailors go on trial from 0900 GMT, acccused of illegally bringing weapons into Nigeria. The crew were first detained on October 19 and granted bail in February. (NIGERIA-RUSSIA-WEAPONS-COURT)