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US elections: What's in it for Africa?

As the presidential election in the United States looms, we take a look at the impact that President Trump's 'America First' policy has had on US commitments in Africa.

Citizens in Nigeria's most populous city are ordered to stay indoor as the country imposes a 24-hour curfew in Lagos. We gather the mood of protesters and their requests.

Why are so many African countries still subject to tough restrictions in air travel when they haven't been as badly affected by the COVID pandemic as European countries? We talk with one of the authors of a study looking exactly at this issue

Undercover in the schools that chain boys

An undercover BBC investigation in Sudan reveals cases of child abuse in a number of Islamic schools. We hear first hand experience of some of the students whose families are now seeking justice

We take a look at one of Africa's most dynamic economies, Kenya, and find out how coronavirus is affecting business there as many entrepreneurs are having troubles repaying their loans and risk defaulting on their debts

And we speak to a malaria survivor from Uganda who says they've invented a soap that not only keeps you clean, but it also helps with keeping mosquitos away

Guinea commander killed two days before election

Senior army officer Col Mamady Condé was shot dead in at a military camp in Kindia.

Plus the man who set up the hated Nigerian police unit, Sars, is saddened by what it has become.

And we take a trip down memory lane to when Ike and Tina Turner were among African-American stars to perform at an iconic concert in Ghana.

Nigeria's capital bans all protests

As protesters in Nigeria continue to demand evidence of police reform, authorities in the capital city Abuja and in Cross River state announce a ban on all protests. It comes after President Muhammadu Buhari promised the disbandment of the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

In South Africa, President Ramaphosa has announced reforms aimed at countering the adverse effects on the economy that the Corona pandemic is having. But what will it take to restart Africa's most industrious economy?

Are African women penalised when it comes to raising money for start-ups?
We bring you an extended report looking at the hurdles faced by female entrepreneurs in Africa

(Photo: People stage a demonstration against Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) in Abuja, Nigeria. Credit: Adam Abu-bashal/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Uganda security officers raid Bobi Wine’s party offices

The party offices of Ugandan presidential hopeful Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, have been raided by armed soldiers and police officers.

Plus Somalia’s security agency says it has seized Al-Shabab's 'bomb-making materials'.

And how a tweet by a young Cameroonian conveying a message of pride and hope went viral.

End Sars protest: Police announce prisoner release

Nigeria’s police chief has ordered the unconditional release of all people arrested during the ongoing anti-police protests across the country.

Plus Tanzania steps up efforts to put out a fire that continues to rage on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.

And an aid agency raises concerns of a mental health crisis, due to the impact of Covid-19, in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp.

Nigeria commits to 'extensive' Police reforms

As Nigerians take to social media to vent rage against SARS, President Buhari commits to 'extensive' police reforms. We hear from Nigeria's presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu

We look into Tanzanian President John Magufuli's remarks in which he suggested he had a better listening ear for female colleagues with lighter skin tones

Plus a look at the latest advancements in breast cancer prevention with practical tips on how to self check with the help of one of South Africa's experts in the field

(Photo: EndSARS protesters. Credit: Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Anti-corruption officials blocked from questioning former Sierra Leone president

Supporters of the former Sierra Leone President Bai Koroma gathered outside his residence to stop the Anti-Corruption Commission officials from questioning him.

Plus demonstrations take place in several Nigerian cities as people protest against the actions of the notorious police unit, SARS.

And a new generation is invited into the fraternity of men among the Maasai in a special ceremony.

Guilty verdicts for two men in Kenya shopping mall attack

Two of three people linked to the 2013 attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital Nairobi have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.

Striking South African workers blame the government for corruption and a worsening economy.

Plus words and music from an eleven year old inspired by the highly charged events of this year.

How Social media is fuelling the flames of ethnic violence in Ethiopia

Berhan Taye, the Africa policy manager at Access Now, a digital rights group that has been following the situation, says Facebook posts have played a key role in whipping up public anger.

Africa's largest airline, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced a special Covid-19 medical insurance plan for travelers on its international flights. We find out how it works.

We speak to the young Malawian winner of Unicef’s Covid-19 Youth Innovation Challenge. Sam Masikini, 23, is bringing digital education even to those who don't have internet access.

(Photo: Members of the Oromo community march in a demonstration during a protest after the death of musician and revolutionary Hachalu Hundessa. Credit: Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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