Mauritania advance to the knockout phase for the first time in their history as one of the four best third-placed teams. Former champions Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the group stage on Tuesday after a shock defeat against Mauritania.
In tonight's edition: Mauritania and Chad say they're calling time on the G5 Sahel anti-jihadist alliance. Also, Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam offers huge renewable energy prospects, but is also responsible for troubled waters with neighbours Egypt and Sudan. And in DR Congo, election campaigning is in full swing ahead of crucial polls later this month.
7 Mar 2023
Authorities are searching for a group of "terrorists" who escaped prison. Mauritania has largely been unscathed by the Islamist terrorism that has affected its neighbors in the Sahel region.