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DRC: Two prominent opposition politicians announce joint election bid

DRC: Felix Tshisekedi - the son of Etienne Tshisekedi, who died last year after spending decades in opposition - will be a presidential candidate with Vital Kamerhe as his running mate. In Cameroon, yet another Catholic priest is gunned down. Are men of the cloth being targeted? Former Central African Republic militia leader Alfred Yekatom appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.The Sudanese village that eradicated female genital mutilation. Plus, our Resident Presidents discuss global warming.

Harare's budget includes $50 million compensation for white farmers

Zimbabwe's government has included over $50 million in compensation for white farmers. Plus: Public Services brought to a halt in Tunisia as more than half a million workers go on strike. And in a landmark case in South Africa, a poor rural community wins the right to say 'NO' to mining on its land.

Cameroon students kidnapped from school

20 students and the principal of a secondary school were abducted from a school in the city of Kumba, in the Anglophone region of Cameroon + Ethiopia's government asks for assistance to deal with hundreds of thousands of refugees + Political skull duggery, corruption and attacks on sex workers which have inspired the tales of Nigerian crime writer, Leye Adenle

Nigeria challenger launches campaign

Atiku Abubakar, the main challenger to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in February's poll, has launched his manifesto with a pledge to get Nigeria working again. The authorities in Kenya have banned the international health organisation Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortion services. BBC 100 Women 2018 season: The BBC's Zeinab Badawi interviews Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed. Also, how Cape Town schools are accommodating the unique needs of transgender pupils.

Ugandan army to protect Chinese against attacks

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to protect Chinese companies following a spate of attacks and robberies.

And Ethiopia's legendary athlete Haile Gebrselassie explains why he quit as president of the country's Athletics Federation.

Nine Ugandan students die in a dormitory fire

Three students are in custody in southern Uganda on suspicion of starting a school dormitory fire that killed at least nine children and injured 40. DR Congo opposition election deal flounders. The UN highlights the plight of millions of stateless people. Also, we speak to Nigerian writer Sylvia Ofili.

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