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Mozambique conflict: thousands forced to flee into Tanzania

Escalating conflict in Mozambique forcing thousands to flee into Tanzania.

At least 25 people, including primary schoolchildren, have been killed after a lorry transporting petrol exploded in the city of Lokoja in central Nigeria.

In the Gambia, women led a demonstration through the streets of Serekunda to raise awareness of maternal deaths.

Kenya's Chief Justice calls out parliament over gender

Kenya's Chief Justice David Maraga has advised the President to dissolve parliament because it does not meet the constitutional requirement to be made up of no more than 2/3 of any one gender.

Nurses and midwives in Ghana are on strike after failing to come to an agreement with government over pay and conditions.

And we speak to the Ghanaian husband and wife celebrity team who swapped their nightclub for a food delivery business because of Covid-19.

Mali's ex-defence minister named interim leader

Mali's former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw has been appointed interim president while coup leader Colonel Assimi Goita will serve as his deputy, state television has announced.

More than 500 South African school children are quarantined in the Eastern Cape after some pupils test positive for the coronavirus.

Primary and secondary schools in Lagos reopened on Monday after nearly six months of closure due to Covid19

(Photo: Bah Ndaw. Credit: AFP)

Somalia: President appoints new prime minister

The president said Mr Roble was selected on the basis of "his knowledge, experience and ability to move forward with state-building efforts and the development of national plans".

Mr Roble is a relative newcomer to Somali's politics. The decision will now go to parliament for approval.

Also, there has been widespread flooding in South Sudan.

And, a team of researchers are developing a new vaccine for Covid-19 in Nigeria.

Nigeria's Kaduna passes law for tougher penalties for convicted rapists

The governor of northern Nigeria’s state, Nasir el-Rufai, has signed a law providing new penalties for convicted rapists, including castration and the death penalty.

A UN Commission of Inquiry into alleged human rights violations says that despite a new government in Burundi, there has been no progress in improving human rights.

And around 70 armed groups have agreed to a ceasefire in DR Congo's South Kivu province.

US sanction former Gambia first lady

The United States has imposed sanctions on the country's former First Lady Zineb Jammeh accusing her of corruption during her husband Yahya Jammeh's rule. The US treasury suspects her of helping the former president transfer money illegally, and controlling his assets abroad.

Talks have continued between Mali's military junta and opposition parties to try break a deadlock over a proposed transitional agreement.

Zimbabwe's plan to return farms to foreign white farmers who lost their land some 20 years ago under the rule of Robert Mugabe.

Mali: Opposition group rejects transition deal

On Saturday, the country's military leadership agreed to establish an 18-month interim government until an election could take place.

But the M5-RFP group, which took part in the negotiations, said the resulting document was an attempt by military leaders to "grab and confiscate power".

Funeral directors in South Africa go on strike demanding improved working conditions and salaries.

And Nigerian musician Fireboy DML talks about developing his latest album.

Chibok schools reopen for exams

The local government area of Chibok, in Borno State, Nigeria, became infamously well known to the world after two hundred schoolgirls were kidnapped from a local school in 2014. Six years later now, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has started conducting school exams in Chibok once again. Is this a sign of improved security in the area? We ask Dr. Allen Manasseh, spokesperson for Chibok.

How researching outer space can help to solve problems with farming on earth. We interview Dr. Catherine Nakalembe, a researcher at NASA and among the winners of the 2020 Africa Food Prize.

Fifty-eight people have been killed in two separate attacks in Ituri province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mathias Gillman from MONUSCO, the UN Mission deployed in the region, tells us what's behind a spike in attacks that in recent months has left hundreds of civilians dead.

Growing number of Africans are trying to reach the US

There is a growing numbers of Africans trying to reach the United States via a treacherous forest route in South America. We hear from one of them.

We speak to Carine Kanimba, daughter of Paul Rusesabagina. The life of the former hotel manager inspired a Hollywood film about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, and he’s still being detained in the country.

My Octopus Teacher' is a nature documentary which follows how South African conservationist Craig Foster developed a unique friendship with an octopus.

Cameroon army launches operation in North-West Region

Cameroon army launch operation dubbed "Bamenda Clean." It aims to restore order to the capital of the Northwest Region which the army claims has been the target of attacks by what it calls "terrorists and criminals".

Zimbabwe bans mining operations in the country's national parks following an outcry over proposed mining activities in Hwange National Park by two Chinese companies.

South Africa introduce laws to try and deal with high levels of gender based violence in the country.

Sudan: state of emergency declared over flooding

In Sudan, half a million people have been displaced by the floods caused by torrential rains and the Nile overflowing.

South Africa's economy contracts by 51 percent due to the coronavirus.

And we meet the Nigerian twins behind Eyimofe, a poignant film about looking after family and survival when fate deals you a heavy hand.

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