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A Tanzanian ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

Up to 500 passengers were said to be on board. Plus: Ugandan pop star turned opposition politician, Robert Kyagulanyi, returns amidst tight security. Bobi Wine is escorted home by the police. And we visit one of Nigeria's worst flood ravaged communities as Nigeria's CDC warns waterborne diseases could spread in such areas.

Where are Liberia's 'missing millions'?

A container holding billions of Liberian dollars - roughly $60M - arrived in the country as George Weah was preparing to take office late last year. So what happened to the millions of Liberian dollars that disappeared after this? Also: the story of a repentant people smuggler in Libya who wants a proper job. Plus: The Malian musician Salif Keita demands progress in an investigation into the death of a child with albinism.

South Africa legalises cannabis use

South Africa's constitutional court has ruled that private use of cannabis is now legal. The Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said the law banning marijuana use by adults was unconstitutional + UK Government freezes all aid to Zambia ahead of audit's results on fraud case + An aid worker who was kidnapped in March by suspected Boko Haram militants has been killed in Nigeria

100 dead in Nigeria's worst flood

Over 100 dead and thousands displaced in Nigeria's worst flood in a decade. We hear testimonies.

Jean Pierre Bemba, former war lord and vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo escapes another jail term after an International Criminal Court ruling

And Mike Sonko, Governor of Nairobi suspends staff over gross negligence in the capital's maternity hospital

Uhuru Kenyatta seeks fuel tax reduction

Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, bows to public pressure and proposes a reduction to a fuel tax that sparked protests. Plus: Zimbabwe's finance minister on why he's crowd funding for the cholera outbreak. Also: How the health of opposition MP, Francis Zaake, who was arrested and allegedly tortured in detention, has reportedly deteriorated.

Kofi Annan's State Funeral in Ghana

World leaders and royalty have paid their respects to one of Africa's most famous diplomats, Kofi Annan, at his funeral in his home country of Ghana + Over 50 people killed in Sudan's mudslides + French President Macron to apologise for role of France in torturing Algerians during their fight for independence

EU to deepen ties with Africa

The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has called on the European Union to harness its political, economic and military power to be a bigger player in global politics and its trade partners in Africa + We hear from one of the doctors who performed the very first open heart surgery on a eight year old patient in Bamako, Mali + We hear from ravers who attended last week Nyege Nyege Music Festival in Jinja, Uganda

Ethiopia and Eritrea mark border reopening

For 20 years the two countries were arch-enemies and fought a bitter border war. Today, marking new year's day, Ethiopian leaders, army officials and citizens, join Eritreans to celebrate the reopening of the border and the withdrawal of troops + The UN says more people are getting too little food in the world. We speak to the Food Agriculture Organisation's regional representative for Africa, Bukar Tijan + Zimbabwe declares health emergency to help deal with a cholera outbreak in Harare. We hear from Harare city council what measures are planned to tackle the outbreak.

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