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11
FEB

Sudan agrees al-Bashir must face ICC

Sudan legislators agree that those who are wanted by the International Criminal Court should appear there. A decision paving the way for ex-President Omar al-Bashir to be sent to The Hague, where he faces accusation of genocide and war crimes. We bring you political analysis from Khartoum, with journalist Mohamed Ali Fa-zari.

Thousands of people packed the national stadium in Nairobi today for the state funeral of the former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi. The BBC's Victor Muya-kane reports from Kenya's capital.

Musician Joseph Shabalala, founder of the Grammy-winning South African choral group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, has died aged 78.
03
FEB

Malawi court annuls 2019 presidential election

Malawi's constitutional judges have annulled the May 2019 presidential election and have ordered a new one to be held in 150 days.

Thirteen children are confirmed dead and several others injured in Kakamega, western Kenya after a staircase collapsed in their primary school.

And how a fake deep sea diving resort set up in the Red Sea near Port Sudan was used to smuggle thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
31
JAN

WHO declares Coronavirus a global health emergency

The new coronavirus has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China.

There are concerns it could spread to countries with weaker health systems, many of which are in Africa.

The UK will leave the EU at 23:00 GMT, ending 47 years of membership as Boris Johnson promises 'new dawn', but what does this mean for Africa?
30
JAN

Good news for former smokers

The human lungs is said to have an almost "magical" ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking, according to scientists, but only when you stop smoking.

The mutations that lead to lung cancer had been previously considered to be permanent, and to persist even after quitting, but new research says this is no longer the case.

And Updates on the Coronavirus as Cameroonians stranded in Wuhan, the provincial capital of the Hubei province of China, are calling on their government to come to their rescue as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread.
24
JAN

Is ISIS tightening its grip on Mozambique?

Mozambique has been hit by several attacks over the last year or so by a group local people call Al Shabaab - not to be confused with the Somali based group. The more formal name for it is Islamic State in Central Africa Province or ISCAP - and it has claimed responsibility for another attack in northern Mozambique, this time on a military base. Jasmine Opperman from the Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium gives us the details.

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation says "devastating" and "unprecedented" swarms of locusts threaten food security in east Africa. We speak to FAO's Bukar Tijani.

An African student living in Wuhan, the Chinese city epicentre of the Coronavirus outbreak, tells Focus on Africa how the local authorities are handling the situation.
22
JAN

Burkina Faso declares two days of mourning

Burkina Faso has declared two days of mourning, following the death of 36 civilians killed by militants on Monday.

Some Nigerian slangs and Pidgin words have been listed into The Oxford English Dictionary latest update.

And we find out how Uganda's President Museveni lost 30kg body weight.
21
JAN

Relief in Tanzania over government phone block

Some mobile phone users in Tanzania have managed to avoid having their phones blocked, following government's plan to disconnect unregistered Sim cards after yesterday's deadline.

In Ethiopia at least ten people have died and dozens injured following the collapse of a wooden stand during the Orthodox Christian celebration of the Timket festival in Gondar.
20
JAN

Is Britain wooing Africa post Brexit?

A group of African heads of state are meeting in a summit ahead of the UK's departure from the European Union, aimed at boosting private investment in Africa – using the aid budget to encourage investment from the City of London.

The government says six and half billion pounds commercial deals have already been signed by British companies – focussed on green technology, energy and increasing access to the internet – with more expected to follow.

Plus leaked documents reveal how Isabel dos Santos - Africa's richest woman and daughter of Angola's former president José Eduardo dos Santos made her fortune by 'exploiting' her country.

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