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Clare Spencer and Damian Zane

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  1. Scroll down for Friday's stories

    We'll be back next week

    That's all from the BBC Africa Live page this week. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or checking the BBC News website

    A reminder of today's wise words:

    Quote Message: When the bush is on fire, the antelope ceases to fear the hunter's bullet."

    Sent by Noel Akonor Bortey, Accra, Ghana  

    Click here and scroll to the bottom to send us your African proverbs.    

    And we leave you with this image of hundreds of children practising Yoga in the South African city of Durban, from our selection of the best pictures from across Africa.

    Rows of South African children tilt their heads back as part of an outdoor yoga lesson
  2. Will Brexit move the UK closer to the Commonwealth?

    Nigel Farage, leader of the UK's Independence Party and one of the figureheads of the Leave campaign, has said a Britain outside of the EU will deepen its relationship with the countries - mostly former colonies - which make up the Commonwealth. 

    So should Commonwealth countries be celebrating?  

    Commonwealth Secretary General Baroness Scotland gives her reaction to the results of the UK's referendum on EU membership, speaking with the BBC's Audrey Brown.

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    Video caption: Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland speaks to the BBC's Audrey Brown
  3. Kenya's president offers condolences for Orlando attack

    We previously reported on the phone conversation between Kenya's President Kenyatta and US President Barack Obama. 

    Our earlier post was based on a press release from Kenya's State House but that appeared to omit a part of the conversation.  

    From the White House statement about the phone call, president Kenyatta also offered condolences for the terrorist attack in the gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida where 50 lives were lost. 

    The statement also says that the two leaders discussed the challenges Kenya faces in hosting hundreds and thousands of refugees and the need for strong international support. 

    The two leaders also affirmed their country's partnership in a host of issues, including combating terrorism. 

    Banner reading Orlando Strong
  4. World Cup draw finished

    The groups are now known for the next stage of Africa's qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    There will be some tough matches - especially in group B with Nigeria, Algeria, Zambia and Cameroon:

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    World Cup group
    World Cup group
    World Cup group
    World Cup group
  5. Tweeters pondering 'what if David Cameron was African'

    After the news that the British Prime Minister announced his resignation after the UK voted to leave the European Union, some tweeters have taken to use the hashtag #IfDavidCameronWasAfrican.

    A lot of the tweets are suggesting he would not have accepted the result: 

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  6. Nigeria, Cameroon and Zambia in same World Cup qualifying group

    The draw for the group stages to qualify for the 2018 World Cup is nearly coming to an end.

    There will be five groups and the top team qualifies.

    The BBC's African sports reporter is tweeting about who will play who:

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  7. Kenya's government says no need to worry about impact of Brexit

    Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich says that the UK's decision to leave the European Union will not affect the country's economy, the Business Daily newspaper is reporting.

    “We do not anticipate any adverse impact on the economy in the short term. We are however monitoring,” the newspaper quotes Mr Rotich as saying.  

    He said there is no need to panic.

    “The government and the country has sufficient resources that we can use to stabilise the economy in case of any impact we could have."

    TV screen saying Brexit Shock
  8. Uganda police seize hoard of stolen mosquito nets

    The Ugandan police have tweeted that they have found a hoard of stolen mosquito nets:

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    32 million Ugandan shillings is £7,000 or $9,400.

    The Daily Monitor adds that the theft of government drugs and equipment was so bad that the authorities set up a unit to monitor it in 2010.

    Last year, the unit said many stolen drugs are being sold in DR Congo, South Sudan and Kenya, the newspaper adds.

  9. Ghana considering renegotiating trade agreements with UK

    Thomas Naadi

    BBC Africa, Accra

    Ghana’s Minister of Foreign affairs Hannah Tetteh told local media that Ghana will consider renegotiating bilateral trade agreements with the UK following the vote for Britain to leave the European Union.

    “Even though Britain has not formally exited the EU, and the UK remains bound by previous agreements signed under the EU, Ghana will immediately start talks with the UK on a bilateral trade agreements,” she said.

    Ghana is the UK's fifth-largest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa. 

    Shea seeds
    Image caption: Shea butter, which is made out of shea nuts, is one of Ghana's exports
  10. Draw for the next round of African qualifiers for Russia World Cup

    The draw for the next round of 2018 World Cup is about to start.

    There are 20 teams to be drawn into five groups - and the top team in each group will qualify for the tournament in Russia.

    You can watch it here:

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  11. What Africans living in the UK think of Brexit

    In the UK vote on whether or not to leave the EU London as a whole backed the Remain campaign, but how have Africans living in the capital received the news? 

    The BBC’s Rob Wilson has been gauging reactions on West Green Road in north London - an area well known for its diverse African population.

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    Video caption: Africans living in London share their views on the UK's EU referendum result
    Quote Message: I've lived in the UK for 13 years. I didn't vote but I wanted the UK to leave because the EU had stifled business with Africa. I think Africa is now going to have more business." from Julius Mgaza, Ugandan
    Julius Mgaza, Ugandan
    Quote Message: I voted to remain but I've got mixed feelings, I don't know what is going to happen. I 'm afraid of the unknown, we don't know what will happen now that we've left." from Zidian, Nigerian
    Zidian, Nigerian
    Quote Message: I've been in the UK for 24 years. I voted to leave and I'm happy. I have connections in Europe but I don't like job competition from EU, that's my main reason." from Jean-Didier, Congolese
    Jean-Didier, Congolese
  12. Africa Cup of Nations - in London

    Stanley Kwenda

    BBC Africa

    It's the Africa Cup of Nations this weekend - London style.

    The city is hosting teams of diaspora Africans representing 20 countries, and the tournament is seen as a celebration of African culture, food and football.

    Football players

    It's organised by African Nations Cup UK, a not-for-profit organisation formed nine years ago, with the aim of bringing Africans in the UK together.

    Among the countries represented are Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone.

    The tournament has in the past attracted ex-international players, and this year the Sierra Leone team is being led by the country's former national team captain, Ibrahim Kargbo. 

  13. Senegal striker Diedhiou joins Angers

    Famara Diedhiou

    Senegal international striker Famara Diedhiou has joined French Ligue 1 club Angers on a four-year contract from second division side Sochaux.

    He follows the route of Cameroonian striker Karl Toko Ekambi, who switched from Sochaux to Angers on Tuesday.

    Read more on the BBC Sport website

  14. Upcoming Ugandan footballer killed in London

    A promising young footballer who dreamed of playing for the Uganda Cranes was stabbed to death at his front door in London, Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor reports. 

    Matthew Kitandwe, 18, who had represented Uganda at youth level, was ambushed as he was entering the flat he shared with his mother on Tuesday, it adds.  

    Police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

    Photo of a man
  15. Ethiopia pipeline to go through Kenya

    Kenya and Ethiopia have agreed to construct an oil pipeline from the Kenyan coastal town of Lamu to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. 

    There are plans to build a large new port in Lamu, but progress has been slow. 

    Landlocked Ethiopia is keen to reduce its reliance on the port in Djibouti, which is one of the most expensive in the world. 

    Uganda recently opted out of an earlier agreement to pipe its oil via Kenya. 

    The company constructing the pipeline preferred to route it via Tanzania citing insecurity in Kenya, where there are regular attacks by the Islamist group al-Shabab.

    Sunrise over Lamu port
    Image caption: There are plans to build a large port in Lamu replacing the fishing community
  16. South Africans reassured after Brexit

    The South African rand has recouped some of its earlier losses against the US dollar that was thought to be a result of the vote for the UK to leave the EU.

    And now the country's finance minister has moved to reassure people that South Africa can cope with the market volatility. 

    Pravin Gordhan said that the trade links between South African and the UK and the EU are strong and will remain so.

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  17. Democratic Republic of Congo arrests group over child rape

    The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested 75 suspected militiamen for murder and rape in the province of South Kivu.

    They are accused of targeting very young girls, reportedly associating them with supernatural protection.

    Those detained include the group's alleged leader, Frederic Batumike, who is a provincial deputy.

    Most of DR Congo has recovered from nearly a decade of war but rebel violence continues in eastern areas.

    Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba said Mr Batumike and 74 of his fighters had been arrested last week for repeated rapes of about 30 very young girls near the village of Kavumu.

    Read more: Democratic Republic of Congo arrests group over child rape

  18. How will Brexit affect football?

    While we've been pondering some of the economic consequences of Brexit, there are other important things that could be affected - like football.

    A personal assistant to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has posed the crucial question:

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    Luckily Twitter was on hand with the answer:

    But the move may affect which players can come to Britain:

    It is of course worth noting that the UK will not be leaving the EU for at least two years. 

    Read more: Brexit: What happens now?

  19. 'Stop comparing Mugabe to Cameron'

    Britain's Prime Minster David Cameron has announced that he will step down by October in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU.

    We posted earlier that some are wondering if politicians in Africa could follow this example.

    Zimbabwe's science minister and prolific tweeter has told people to stop drawing lessons for Robert Mugabe:

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