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Summary

  1. Nigerians march to mark 500 days since Chibok girl kidnappings
  2. US warns South Sudan to adhere to peace deal
  3. Giant cement factory opens in Cameroon

Live Reporting

By Damian Zane and Lucy Fleming

All times stated are UK

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  1. Scroll down for today's stories

    We'll be back tomorrow

    That's all for today from the BBC Africa Live page. Listen to the Africa Today podcast and keep up-to-date with stories from across the continent on the BBC Africa News website.

    Here's a reminder of today's wise words: "A united family eats from the same plate." Sent by Kasozi George, Kampala in Uganda.

    To send in your African proverbs click here and scroll to the end of the page.

    We leave you with this picture of people marching in the Nigerian city of Lagos to raise awareness 500 days after more than 200 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram from a school in Chibok in the north-east of the country.

    Bring back our girls demonstration in Lagos
  2. Kenyan parents seek help for Saudi patient

    Kenya's Daily Nation paper tweets about an appeal for help for a Kenyan woman who's in a Saudi hospital:

    View more on twitter

    It is alleged that the 31-year-old mother of one was dumped in the hospital by her employer after sustaining serious head injuries, the paper reports.

  3. 'You could drink dust-free tea in my cement factory'

    Randy Joe Sa'ah

    BBC News, Douala

    Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has opened a new factory here in Douala, Cameroon's economic capital, saying the new facility has been built with new technology to ensure it will be environmentally friendly.

    Africa's richest man told me I could take a cup of tea or coffee into the factory and drink it without fear of it being polluted with dust.

    Aliko Dangote
    Image caption: Aliko Dangote has recently done a deal with a Chinese engineering firm to build more factories

    Community leaders had expressed concern about having it in such a high-density area.

    Cameroon's Prime Minister Philemon Yang, who was at the inauguration, said the project showed that the country was investment friendly and he urged other Nigerians to take up business opportunities here.

  4. Guinea's Camara is back 'in Burkina Faso'

    There has been some confusion over the whereabouts of Guinea's former junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara.

    He was hoping to return home yesterday from exile in Burkina Faso, but the commercial flight he was on was turned back from Ivory Coast where it was supposed to stop en route.

    Earlier (14:57) we posted that the authorities in Ghana had said he was there, but a colleague from BBC Afrique has spoken to Capt Camara's lawyer, who says the ex-military leader is now back in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou.

    Moussa Dadis Camara
    Image caption: Capt Camara was in power in Guinea for a year from December 2008
  5. Ghana to get rid of poisonous skin-lighteners

    Ghana's government is set to ban skin-lightening creams that contain poisonous chemicals.

    The country's Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has just made a public a statement sent to cosmetic companies that the bleaching agent hydroquinone should be removed from skin care products by August next year.

    Hydroquinone is thought to cause cancer.

    The FDA says that it now wants all skin-lightening products to be submitted for testing.

    Ivory Coast banned the products earlier this year.

    Woman applying cream
  6. Mourning shipwrecked migrants

    Twenty-five-year old Aissatou Sanogo was wearing the white veil that recent widows wear in Senegal when the BBC's Laeila Adjovi met her in the city of Tambacounda.

    Her husband was one of dozens from Senegal's poorest areas who have drwoned off the Libyan coast as they tried to make the journey to Europe.

    Aissatou Sanogo shows photos of her husband
    Image caption: Aissatou Sanogo is looking after three children following her husband's death

    "He left on 6 November," she says. "He went to Bamako in Mali and spent five days there, then he went to Libya. He spent five months there, and on 18 April, he boarded a boat to Europe.

    "The accident happened on 19 April. I heard he was in the hospital or with the Red Cross. But on 11 June, I was told my husband had drowned."

    On pictures Aissatou shows of her wedding and baptism of her children, the couple seemed really happy.
    Image caption: Mrs Sanogo says she did not want her husband to leave for Europe
  7. Beached whale dies in Ghana

    Sammy Darko

    BBC Africa, Accra

    A whale which came ashore at a fishing village in the west of Ghana has died.

    Whale washed up in Ghana

    Locals believe that it had hit its head on a rock and they were unable to save its life. It briefly became a local attraction.

    Whale washed up in Ghana
  8. Mali's Doumbia guilty of driving offences

    Mali international Tongo Doumbia has been given an eight-month prison sentence for driving offences, a French court has said.

    However, the judge recommended the sentence be commuted to the wearing of an electronic bracelet.

    See the BBC Sport story for more.

    Mali international and Toulouse midfielder Tongo Doumbia
    Image caption: Doumbia, 26, had his car confiscated, was fined 10,000 euros ($11,300) and must pass a driving test
  9. Yaya Toure turns his back on the Elephants

    John Bennett

    BBC World Service Sport

    There's good news for fans of UK Premier League football team Manchester City, but not good news for fans of The Elephants.

    Yaya Toure has asked not be included in the next Ivory Coast squad, which means he will be able to rest during the next international break.

    Yaya Toure
    Image caption: The 32-year-old footballer is a key midfielder

    Ivory Coast head coach Michel Dussuyer says, "At the moment he's in a period of reflection about his international future.

    "I met him in London and told him I was counting on him. He's a big player and the captain of the team, I hope he'll continue his adventure with us."

  10. Kenya's president appeals to Mombasa parents

    Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken about the estimated 200 young people who have gone missing after being released earlier this year from police custody, where they were held on suspicion of being involved in terrorism.

    The parents fear the security services were responsible for their disappearance, but the police suspect they may have gone to Somalia, the base of the Islamist group al-Shabab.

    Speaking in the coastal city of Mombasa, the president asked their parents "to work closely with security agencies to ensure they return", a statement from the presidency says.

    He also said an investigation has been launched into whether the young people were recruited by "terrorist networks".

    President Kenyatta
  11. Debating Mogadishu pictures

    Our BBC Africa Live post yesterday about Mogadishu's International Book Fair has come in for criticism on Twitter for the use of a photograph to illustrate that security will be an issue for organisers as the Somali capital city is sometimes attacked by militants.

    Commentators are saying the entry shows Somalia in a negative light.

    We feel this is a little unfair on Mary, who highlighted that the three-day festival would be packed with book launches, poetry readings, films, art and photo exhibitions, along with songs and traditional Somali dance.

    And the BBC Africa Live page post that followed her entry had pictures from a journalist tweeting from the fair:

    Screengrab

    For more on the book fair see our 11:48 post about celebrating hidden talent.

  12. Jacques Burger to captain Namibia rugby team

    Jacques Burger, a player for London rugby team Saracens, will be captaining Namibia during the Rugby World Cup, which kicks off in England on 18 September.

    Jacques Burger pictured in May 2015
    Image caption: Burger is a key player for Saracens

    Namibia have lost all 15 of their previous World Cup matches, according to the Reuters news agency.

    But Namibia coach Phil Davies was hopeful his 31-man squad would do well despite the prospect of being in a group that includes champions New Zealand.

    "There's some good versatility and a big number of players are in good form as we showed recently when we won four test matches in a row and moved up to number 20 in the world rankings," he said.

  13. South African queries over use of Gupta jet

    There's been criticism in South Africa of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for flying in a private jet belonging to an Indian family with close ties to President Jacob Zuma.

    On Friday, a government delegation led by Mr Ramaphosa flew to Japan on board an aircraft leased from a company that is owned by the Gupta family.

    The Guptas came into the media spotlight in 2013, when their private plane, which was carrying guests for a family wedding, was allowed to land at a South African military base.

    Ajay and Atul Gupta, and Sahara director, Duduzane Zuma
    Image caption: The Guptas came to South Africa in 1993

    For a BBC profile of the Gupta family click here.

  14. Livestock on show in Mombasa

    Ferdinand Omondi

    BBC Africa, Mombasa

    Kenyan famers have been showing off their prize-winning livestock at the annual agricultural show in Mombasa:

    Prize winning goats

    Animals were awarded prizes for their health and their productivity:

    Goat in Mombasa
    Prize winning livestock

    And children at the popular show also got the chance to have a ride on a camel:

    Camel ride
  15. Guinea's Camara now in Ghana

    Sammy Darko

    BBC Africa, Accra

    The authorities in Ghana have confirmed that Guinea's former junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara is in the country.

    He has been living in exile in Burkina Faso and was hoping to return home to run for president.

    But the commercial flight he was on was refused permission to land in Ivory Coast, where is was supposed to stop en route to Guinea, so turned around and landed in Ghana instead.

    Speaking to the AFP news agency, his lawyer alleged it was part of a plan to stop him returning to Guinea, a member of the West African regional bloc Ecowas.

    Ghana's Interior Minister Mark Woyongo told the BBC: "[Capt Camara] is an Ecowas citizen and does not need a visa to come here. Unless the Guinean authorities specifically request his repatriation, I think he can be here because he is an Ecowas citizen."

    Capt Camara's supporters
    Image caption: Capt Camara's supporters were hoping to welcome him to Guinea
  16. How should Europe treat refugees?

    "Europe has a proud history of protecting refugees - it created the modern refugee regime after the Holocaust, but this tradition is under threat," writes Alexander Betts from the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University in a BBC article.

    "Europe needs to provide asylum, but it also needs to take a global perspective," he says.

    He gives Uganda as an example, where his research shows how refugees can contribute economically to host states.

    A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crosses the border into Uganda
    Image caption: Uganda is host to more than 536,000 refugees

    In Kampala, for example, 21% of refugees run businesses that employ other people.

    "This shows that given the right policies, refugees can and will help themselves and contribute to host societies," the professor says.

    Get Involved: Use #BBCAfricaLive on Twitter to send us your comments and stories you are following or text us on +447756205075.

  17. Usain Bolt wins

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    Usain Bolt of Jamaica successfully defended his 200m title with an outstanding time of 19.56 seconds to finish ahead of USA's Justin Gatlin.

    South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana claimed bronze with a new national record of 19.87 seconds - the same time as fourth placed Alonso Edward - but Jobodwana was given third place.

    200m race at finish line
  18. Second weapons cache found in Garissa

    Bashkas Jugsodaay

    BBC Africa, Garissa

    Seized weapons cache

    The security forces in the Kenyan town of Garissa have been displaying a second weapons cache seized in the past week.

    The seizure included mortar shells, guns and bullets.

    The weapons are believed to belong to the seven suspected members of the Somali-based al-Shabab group, who police arrested last Friday.

    In April, al-Shabab militants killed 148 people in an attack on Garissa University College.

  19. Caster Semenya fails to make 800m finals

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    South Africa's former 800m world champion Caster Semenya failed to advance to Saturday's final this year's World Athletics Championships as she finished last in her race:

    Caster Semanya, 27 August in Beijing, China

    It was won by Morocco's Rababe Arafi in a new personal best time of 1:58.55 as she progressed to the final.

    Reigning champion Eunice Sum of Kenya, who has the fastest time of the year so far, led for most of the race but was beaten into third place on the line in a sprint finish, but it was a quick race and she progressed to the final as one of the fastest losers.

    Morocco's Malika Akkaoui missed out as she finished sixth in the final race.

  20. #BringBackOurGirls marchers meet Lagos governor

    Nigerian tweeter IG: Uchekush_ has tweeted these photos of Bring Back Our Girls campaigners meeting Lagos Governor Akinwunmi Ambode earlier as they mark 500 days since the Chibok schoolgirls were kidnapped:

    The Bring Back Our Girl campaigners talking to the Lagos governor
    The Bring Back Our Girl march in Lagos
  21. Personal best for Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou has set another personal best of 22.56 seconds in her semi-final of the women's 200m as she finished third in her race:

    (L-R) Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast, Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Sherone Simpson of Jamaica compete in the Women's 200 metres semi-final - 27 August 2015

    Unfortunately her time was not quick enough for her to claim one of the two places for the fastest losers.

    South Africa's Justine Palframan also failed to progress to Friday's final as she was sixth in her semi-final.

  22. Get involved: Ugandan sex work debate

    The interview with a Ugandan sex worker asking the government to decriminalise prostitution has generated a heated debate on the BBC Africa Facebook page (see 11.11 post).

    Peter Okello from Mbale says as a "morally upright country", Uganda should not legalise it as "sex workers are speeding the spread of HIV/Aids, instead Ugandans should think of abolishing" prostitution.

    Josh Ruby blames Uganda's high levels of unemployment: "Since women are generally looked at as sex objects here, they remain with no option but to use the immediate plan to earn a living (as per their gender) which is sex for money.

    "It is a necessary evil to a few of these women, I don't support it though. I wouldn't stand to watch my sister go into such, I would really ask the government to raise a better plan just to provide jobs for the mothers of our nation."

    Moses Earthe says, "Kampala streets are now full of young under-age girls selling sex". If sex workers had to register and have certificates it would stop this, he said, adding that this way they could also be taxed.

    Use #BBCAfricaLive on Twitter to send us your comments and stories you are following or text us on +447756205075.

  23. First victory for Uganda at Afrobasket

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    Uganda have won their first ever match at the Afrobasket championships in Tunisia, to claim 15th place at the tournament.

    They were playing in one of the matches to decide the rankings for those that haven't made it to today's quarter-finals.

    A Ugandan basket

    Their 72-64 victory over Zimbabwe, means the southern African team has come last in the rankings, in 16th place, after losing all their matches.

  24. South Sudan's government '16 reservations'

    South Sudan's government has handed diplomats a 16-point list of reservations that it has about the peace deal which President Salva Kiir signed on Wednesday, the AFP news agency reports.

    One problems is the naming of rebel leader Riek Machar as the first vice-president.

    AFP says the government describes this as a "humiliation" and a "reward for rebellion".

    President Salva Kiir
    Image caption: President Kiir said that he had "reservations" about the deal when he signed it on Wednesday

    Other issues include the rebels taking over the governorship of two states and the demilitarisation of the capital, Juba.

    For more on the obstacles to lasting peace, read James Copnall's analysis on BBC Africa.

  25. Marching for the Chibok girls

    Photographs from the march in Lagos marking 500 days since the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls are being tweeted by Nigeria's Enough Is Enough campaign group:

    View more on twitter

    They went to meet to new governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, to make sure their message demanding that more is done to find the girls is passed on to President Muhammadu Buhari, who also took power in May. 

    View more on twitter
  26. Remembering the Chibok girls in Nigeria

    Will Ross

    BBC News, Lagos

    In Nigeria marches are taking place to mark 500 days since the Chibok schoolgirls were abducted by Islamist militants from their school in the north-east of the country.

    In Lagos and the capital, Abuja, groups of men, women and children are wearing red and will tie red ribbons along the route - all part of a determined effort to keep the issue in the public eye.

    The former government was widely condemned for failing to act swiftly to rescue them and initially not believing the girls were really missing at all.

    With help from neighbouring countries, as well as South African mercenaries, the military has managed to weaken Boko Haram and in recent months a few hundred people have been rescued from captivity.

    But 500 days on there has been no sign of the 219 Chibok girls.

    Chibok campaigners
    Image caption: Campaigners have held several events to keep the issue in the public eye
  27. Celebrating Somalia's hidden talent

    People at the Mogadishu International Book Fair

    The media unit of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia has released a long video for journalists to use in their coverage of the Mogadishu International Book Fair.

    Mohamed Sheikh Ali Ahmed Diini
    Image caption: Mohamed Sheikh Ali Ahmed Diini says people from all over the world are coming to the fair

    The footage covers the first day, on Wednesday, and includes an interview in English with the book fair's founder Mohamed Sheikh Ali Ahmed Diini.

    "We have all kinds of talents that is kind of hidden away in the country. Even in this city, for example, there is a 16-year-old kid who is here with us today who has written three books. He has never left Mogadishu, has never had anyone to appreciate him, has never had a platform like this one," he said.

    Quote box

    Click here to see the whole video

  28. Caster Semenya to face Eunice Sum

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    At 12:05 GMT at the World Athletics Championships, the semi-finals of the women's 800m will feature former world champion Caster Semenya, who won her title in 2009 in Berlin.

    Caster Semanya in Beijing August 2015

    Also through is the favourite and reigning champion Eunice Sum of Kenya, who has the fastest time of the year so far.

    The Moroccan duo of Rababe Arafi and Malika Akkaoui are also in the semi-finals. Only the top two in each of the three semi-finals and the next fastest two qualify for Saturday's final.

    And the last race of the day is the men's 200m final - and like the 100m is being billed as Jamaica's Usain Bolt against the US's Justin Gatlin.

  29. What impact could China's woes have on the continent?

    Africa's trade with China could be affected by its economic slowdown and the recent volatility in the country's stock market, writes the BBC's Lerato Mbele.

    China is the number one trading partner for the continent and the devaluation of the Chinese yuan which will make African goods more expensive, which could reduce the demand.

    Our correspondent says that the number of Chinese tourists visiting could also fall as trips become more expensive.

    China tourist
  30. Call to legalise sex work in Uganda

    Sex work - or prostitution - should be decriminalised in Uganda, according to a rights group there.

    Diana Natukunda, a sex worker in the capital, Kampala, told the BBC's Ignatius Bahizi that she wants to be able to do what she does "freely" and wants "protection just as any other citizen gets in Uganda".

    She argued that it would safeguard the sex workers as well as help stop the spread of HIV as they would be in a better position to ensure that condoms were always be used.

    Condom packet
    Image caption: The UN says there is a 7.3% prevalence of HIV in Ugandans aged between 15 and 49
  31. Eyeing the action in Beijing

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    The first Africans in action in the evening session at the World Athletics Championships in China today are South Africa's Godfrey Khotso Mokoena, Jonathan Drack of Mauritius and Nigeria's Tosin Oke in the men's triple jump final at 11:10 GMT.

    South Africa's Godfrey Khotso Mokoena
    Image caption: Godfrey Khotso Mokoena's personal best in the triple jump is 17.35m

    But all three will do well if they are to beat Cuba's Pedro Pichardo, who has the longest jump of the year so far.

    At 11:35 GMT Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou and South Africa's Justin Palframan go in the semi-finals of the women's 200m.

    Ta Lou set a new personal best of 22.73 in her heat. The top two and the next fastest two in the three semi-finals progress to Friday's final.

  32. Pistorius parole panel 'to meet next month'

    The panel that will decide on the parole for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will meet on 18 September, according to his family, the AFP news agency is reporting.

    Pistorius who was found guilty of manslaughter last year after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

    He was expected to be released last week after serving 10 months of his five-year sentence, but the South African justice minister blocked the release citing procedural problems.

    Pistorius in court
    Image caption: Pistorius denied intentionally shooting his girlfriend
  33. Men's morning athletics results

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    In the men's heats at the World Athletics Championship, Kenya's Asbel Kiprop stayed on course to defend his 1,500m world title by reach Friday's semi-finals - he also has the fastest time of the year so far:

    Asbel Kiprop of Kenya (2nd L) and Aman Wote of Ethiopia (R) cross the finish line in the men's 1,500m heats

    There are plenty of other Africans into the two semi-finals that sees the top five in each heat and the next fastest two qualify for Sundays' final including:

    • Olympic champion Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria
    • Three more Kenyans - Silas Kiplagat, Elijah Motonei Manangoi and Timothy Cheruiyot
    • Ethiopians Mekonnen Gebremedhin and Aman Wote
    • Morocco's Yssine Bensghir and Abdalaati Iguider
    • Djibouti's Abdi Waiss Mouhyadin
    • Johan Cronje of South Africa.
  34. Women's athletics results

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    This morning at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, Nigeria's Doreen Amata qualified for Saturday's final of the women's high jump.

    Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba remains on course for a second gold medal of the championships as she won her heat to qualify for Sunday's final of the 5,000m.

    Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia competes in the Women's 5,000m in Beijing

    Her compatriot Almaz Ayana, who has the fastest time of the year so far, has also made it through to the final with Senbere Teferi completing an Ethiopian trio in the final.

    There will also be four Kenyans in the final: Viola Jelagat Kibiwot, Irene Chepet Cheptai, Janet Kisa and Mercy Cherono, who won silver two years ago in Moscow.

  35. Archbishop Tutu 'making progress' in hospital

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu's daughter Canon Mpho Tutu has been speaking about the health of her father.

    This is his third stay in hospital in recent weeks - and he is half-way through what's expected to be a two-week treatment.

    The Tutu foundation has been tweeting what the archbishop's daughter has been saying: 

  36. Kenya's 'burning spear' champion

    Front page

    The lead picture in Kenya's Standard newspaper celebrates the country's first gold medal in a field event at the World Athletics Championships in China.

    Julius Yego threw the javelin 92.72m to win the competition. Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi also took gold in the 3,000m steeplechase.

    Kenya currently tops the medal table with six gold medals.

    medal table
  37. Quarter-finals coming up at Afrobasket

    Nick Cavell

    BBC Africa sport

    The quarter-finals at the Afrobasket championships in Tunisia begin at 12:30 GMT today with Nigeria taking on Gabon, who caused the biggest shock of the round of 16 with their first win of the tournament as they overcame the previously unbeaten Cape Verde 77-67.

    Nigeria basketball player at Afrobasket 2015
    Image caption: Nigeria beat Mozambique 83-47 on Wednesday

    Then at 15:00 GMT Egypt face the reigning champions Angola. At 17:30 GMT Senegal play Algeria - and the final match of the day sees the hosts Tunisia take on Mali.

    A Tunisian basketball player
    Image caption: Tunisia beat Morocco by one point on Tuesday
  38. US says there are 'no reservations' in South Sudan deal

    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said he had "reservations" about the peace deal he signed yesterday. But the US's ambassador to the UN says there are no issues with it:

  39. 500 days since Chibok girl abductions

    Nigeria’s Enough is Enough campaign group has been tweeting about arrangements to mark 500 days since the abduction of more than 200 girls by Boko Haram Islamist militants from their school in the north-eastern town of Chibok:

    View more on twitter

    They are organising marches in the cities of Abuja, Lagos and Osogbo:

    Enough is Enough poster
  40. SA champion's anti-apartheid mother

    South Africa's new world athletics champion Wayde van Niekerk is the son of an athlete who was part of the sports boycott in apartheid South Africa, blogger Cheryl Roberts writes.

    Odessa Swarts was a champion athlete who chose to participate in "non-racial, anti-apartheid sport under the South African Council on Sport", which was instrumental in organising the international boycott of official South African sports teams.

    Wayde van Niekerk crossing the line
    Image caption: Wayde van Niekerk won the race on Wednesday in 43.48 seconds
  41. Cameroon to open giant Dangote cement factory

    Randy Joe Sa'ah

    BBC News, Douala

    Cameroon's Prime Minister Philemon Yang is expected to inaugurate a giant cement factory established by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote in the economic capital, Douala.

    Nigeria has become Cameroon's biggest trading partner and the Dangote cement factory is Nigeria's biggest single investment in the country.

    Aliko Dangote
    Image caption: Aliko Dangote is Africa's richest man

    For more about a deal Mr Dangote signed on Wednesday with a Chinese state-owned engineering company to build more cement factories, read this BBC Business story.

  42. US warning on South Sudan

    The US has warned South Sudan's leaders not to go against the peace deal that was signed by President Salva Kiir yesterday, aimed at ending the 20-month civil war.

    State Department spokesman John Kirby said the country would "hold to account those who would undermine the agreement or violate the ceasefire".

    President Kiir signing deal

    When President Kiir put his name to the agreement on Wednesday he said that he had "reservations" about some of its clauses.

    The US has responded that it does not "recognise any separate reservations made about the agreement and expect all parties to abide by all elements of the final peace agreement".

  43. Wise words

    Today's African proverb: "A united family eats from the same plate." Sent by Kasozi George, Kampala in Uganda.

    To send in your wise words click here and scroll to the end of the page.

  44. Good morning

    Welcome to the BBC Africa Live page for today where we'll be keeping you up-to-date with the latest news developments on the continent.