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  1. Scroll down for Tuesday's stories

    We'll be back on Wednesday

    That's all from the BBC Africa Live page today. 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: One piece of wood cannot make a fire." from A Bemba proverb sent by Chibale Silverious in Lusaka, Zambia
    A Bemba proverb sent by Chibale Silverious in Lusaka, Zambia

    Click here to send us your African proverbs

    And we leave you with this Vanity Fair magazine cover showing pregnant US African-American tennis star Serena Williams, which is being widely shared by African Instagram users:

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  2. 'I want to fight Joshua in Lagos' - Fury

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    British boxing heavyweight Tyson Fury has said he wants to fight Anthony Joshua, who is of Nigerian descent, in the Nigerian city of Lagos.

    In a video posted on YouTube, Fury says he is the "Nigerian nightmare".

    He had already accepted Joshua's challenge following the Londoner's title victory over Wladimir Klitschko.

    Image caption: Anthony Joshua is of Nigerian descent

    Joshua, who stopped the Ukrainian in the 11th round at Wembley, immediately called out fellow Briton Fury, who beat Klitschko on points in November 2015.

    "Fury, where you at, baby?" he asked. "I know he's been talking, I want to give 90,000 a chance to see us."

    Fury, who has not fought since beating Klitschko, replied: "Let's dance."

    Read more - What next for the world heavyweight champion?

  3. Tanzania World Heritage site 'threatened by dam'

    Zebras and Wildebeast graze in Selous Game Reserve, southern Tanzania, 02 September 2007. T
    Image caption: The Selous Game Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Tanzania plans to build a 2,100-megawatt hydroelectric plant on a World Heritage site famous for its wildlife habitat despite opposition from environmentalists, Reuters news agency reports.

    According to a statement from the Tanzanian president's office, President John Magufuli "wants construction of this project to start as quickly as possible and produce an abundant supply of electricity to speed up the development of the country".

    It is believed the project at Stiegler's Gorge in the Selous Game Reserve would help the country end long-term energy shortages.

    According to UNESCO the 50,000 sq km designated reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Africa, famous for being home to many animal species.

    Ethiopian experts are expected in Tanzania this week to give advice on how the project can proceed. Ethiopia has several hydropower projects under construction, including the Grand Renaissance Dam.

    Critics, however, say a hydropower dam along a major river running through the Selous Game Reserve could greatly affect wildlife downstream.

  4. Eight dead in Kenya bomb - police


    Four police officers and four civilians - reportedly children returning to school after Eid celebrations - were killed after their truck hit a landmine on a road near Kenya's border with Somalia, police said.

    It is the second such attack this month, after four police officers and a civilian died in a blast in northeast Kenya on 16 June. At least eight police officers were killed in two roadside bombings in May.

    The blast took place in the town of Kiunga.

    No group has yet said they were behind the blast, but the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group - which is fighting to overthrow the Somali government - has said it will continue to attack Kenya unless it withdraws its troops from an African Union peacekeeping mission.

  5. Diouf: Senegal is bigger than Liverpool

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    Video caption: Diouf: Gerrard needs to know Senegal is bigger than Liverpool

    Senegalese footballer El Hadji Diouf shares his unvarnished thoughts on former Liverpool team mates Stephen Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.

    Gerrard was "Mr Liverpool", he says, but he was "Mr Senegal" and "Senegal is bigger than Liverpool".

  6. More Africans attempt Italy crossing

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    The authorities in Italy say the flow of mainly African migrants coming towards Italian shores from Libya continues unabated.

    The Italian coastguard says that on Monday alone it rescued more than 5,000 migrants off the coast of Libya. They were travelling in five boats and 18 rubber dinghies in which they hoped to reach Europe.

    Officials say that a total of 8,500 migrants are on board rescue ships heading for Italian ports.

    Italy has received more than 65,000 migrants over the past six months - almost 18% more than in the same period last year.

  7. BreakingDeaths in Kenya border blast - AFP

    An explosive device has killed eight people including four children on the border between Somalia and Kenya border, AFP news agency is quoting Kenyan police as saying.

  8. Uganda ruling party candidate briefly arrested

    It's been last day of a hotly contested by-election in Kyadondo east - a suburb of Kampala.

    Earlier we reported that one of the candidates, the musician Bobi Wine, was briefly detained by police.

    Now the privately owned Daily Monitor reports that the candidate for the governing party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Mr Sitenda Sebalu was also arrested and briefly detained.

    This was after his supporters clashed with supporters of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).

    Though it is reported he has been released, it has not stopped President Museveni's Senior Press Secretary, Don Wanyama, from tweeting this complaint

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  9. Diao: I had to sleep rough before Monaco trials

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    Video caption: Salif Diao: I had to sleep rough before Monaco trials

    Former Senegal midfielder had to spend 10 days sleeping rough under a stadium while awaiting his trial with his first club.

    The ex-Liverpool and Stoke player now runs his own academy which trains Senegalese children in football, but only if they stay in school.

  10. Egypt airstrikes destroy 12 vehicles - military

    Egypt's air force has destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosives that were attempting to cross the border from Libya, the army spokesman said.

    The air strikes were conducted after the Egyptian authorities learned that "criminal elements" were trying to cross the western border, Reuters news agency reported.

    Nearly a month ago Egypt launched a series of air raids on Libyan territory against Islamist militants accused of killing 29 Coptic Christians who were travelling to a monastery in southern Egypt.

  11. Congo's Mabiala joins US team

    Larrys Mabiala

    Major League Soccer (MLS) side Portland Timbers have signed DR Congo international Larrys Mabiala from Turkish club Kayserispor.

    The 29-year-old centreback will officially become a Timbers player when the transfer window opens next month, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.

    Mabiala has played in Turkey since 2012, first for Karabukspor before switching to Kayserispor in 2015.

    He also played in France's top flight with PSG and Nice.

    Read the full story here

  12. Release #ThisFlag pastor, Amnesty says

    Shingai Nyoka

    BBC Africa, Harare


    Amnesty Interntional has called for the immediate and unconditional release of a Zimbabwean human rights campaigner and #ThisFlag protest leader Evan Mawarire.

    Mr Mawarire, a pastor, was arrested on Monday for addressing a group of medical students protesting fee increases on the country’s largest campus. The demonstration turned violent.

    He is charged with disorderly conduct in public and is expected to appear in court on Wednesday.

    Mawarire says he was simply praying with the students.

    In a statement, Amnesty says the arrest shows that the protest leader continues to be targeted by a government bent on criminalising him for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

    In January this year, Mawarire was arrested and charged with subversion and “insulting the national flag of Zimbabwe”. He was later released on bail.

    He is the Founder of the #ThisFlag movement and led several anti-government protests in 2016 against corruption and the declining economy.

    Read more - Who is Zimbabwe's pastor 'hero'?

  13. Africa 'facing 50m jobs shortfall by 2040'

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    Image caption: Millions face unemployment, the report warns

    Parts of Africa could suffer a massive unemployment crisis by 2050, according to new research from the Tony Blair Institute.

    "This would have serious implications: for the continent and its people, for the prosperity and stability of dozens of countries, and even for the global economy and security," the research found.

    The labour force in sub-Saharan Africa will be 823m by 2040, up from 395m in 2015. However, total number of jobs is only expected to hit 773m, leaving 50m people without a job.

    The report found that countries with high economic potential - such as Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria and Sierra Leone - were failing to achieve growth.

    It called for governments to pursue "inclusive growth" strategies and said countries such as Botswana, Ethiopia and Mauritius had made significant progress because political leaders had worked alongside stakeholders and development partners.

  14. Soros 'plotted to overthrow' Obiang

    Simon Mann, an ex-British mercenary, has accused US billionaire George Soros of plotting to overthrow Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in 2011, AFP news agency is reporting.

    Mr Mann, who led a failed coup in 2004 coup against Mr Nguema, is giving testimony at a trial in Paris. He is testifying on behalf of the president's son, Teodorin Obiang.

    Mr Obiang is accused of using Equatorial Guinea's wealth to pay for his lavish lifestyle.

    He is accused of using over $112m (£87m) from the country's coffers to buy a six-storey luxury mansion on Avenue Foch, in one the most prestigious neighbourhoods in Paris, as well as a set of Italian supercars.

    Mr Obiang, who was not in court, has denied the charges. He says his money was legally acquired.

    Simon Mann, the leader of the group of seventy foreigners arrested in Zimbabwe on charges of trying to topple the president of Equatorial Guinea leave a court set up at a maximum security prison 23 March 2004, in Harare
    Image caption: Simon Mann was arrested in Zimbabwe in 2004

    Mr Mann also told the court that a lawyer for the NGO Transparency International, William Bourdon, was part of the plot.

    Mr Mann, an Eton-educated former British special forces officer, was arrested in Zimbabwe in 2004 on his way to overthrow President Obiang. He was extradited to Equatorial Guinea in 2008 but pardoned a year later by the president.

    AFP says it has not yet got a comment from Mr Soros regarding the testimony given by Mr Mann.

    However, Mr Bourdon, who represents civil plaintiffs in the Obiang case on behalf of Transparency International France, has accused Mr Mann of "conduct which had plumbed the depths of filth".

    Mr Mann told the court he could not prove his claims as he did not have written evidence.

  15. Wyclef Jean releases 'Fela Kuti' single

    Image caption: Wyclef Jean has paid homage to Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti

    It is the first track off his new album Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, due out in September.

    The song is inspired by the Nigerian Afrobeat legend and samples his track Eko Ile.

    Listen to 'Fela Kuti' here.

    Wyclef told XXL magazine earlier this month:

    Quote Message: I decided to name it Fela Kuti because for me, I feel like we be thinking of [Bob] Marley, we give a lot of people from our past props, so when the kids hear Fela Kuti, I really want them to Google it.
    Quote Message: Fela Kuti studied jazz in England. Wyclef studied jazz at Vailsburg High School. Fela Kuti then went back to his country and tried to help his country by running for president. Wyclef, you know, did the same thing.
    Quote Message: Then, Fela, through all his obstacles and all that, his music is what pillared him right back to the top. He understood the strongest way to help politically was to make sure the music was bangin'. So for me, the same way kids can have songs called 'Wyclef Jean' who are influenced by me, I want kids to know who Fela is and what he means.”
  16. More than half of world's population growth is in Africa

    Image caption: Nigeria's population is growing at the fastest rate in the world

    The population of Africa will account for more than half of all global population growth between now and 2050, according to a UN population report.

    The World Population Prospects report says that of the 2.2bn people who may be added by 2050, 1.3bn will be in Africa.

    Nigeria is growing at the fastest rate in the world and its population is projected to overtake that of the US shortly before 2050, the report says.

    Overall, half of the world’s population growth will be concentrated in just nine countries: India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, the US, Uganda and Indonesia - in order of their expected contribution to total growth.

  17. Trump's travel ban - your views

    The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports
    Image caption: The original ban in January provoked mass protests at American airports

    We asked on Facebook what you thought of the US Supreme Court's decision on Monday to allow parts of President Trump's revised travel ban to come into effect.

    It prevents people from six Muslim-majority countries - including Somalia, Sudan and Libya in Africa - from travelling to the US for 90 days unless they can prove they have a "bona fide" relationship with people or institutions in the US.

    Here are a few of your views:

    Quote Message: What's wrong with people. You're banned by TRUMP, for heaven's sake go back to your country and live your life. Oxygen is everywhere." from Pascal Kipande, Kenya
    Pascal Kipande, Kenya
    Quote Message: They should blame those using their religious name to kill innocent people." from Hanock Victor Lista
    Hanock Victor Lista
    Quote Message: They should have included our Nigerian politicians, half of Nigerian money are been stacked in American banks by these [people], just ban them from having any affair with America and Nigeria will start getting better." from Stevenero Okoli, Nigeria
    Stevenero Okoli, Nigeria
    Quote Message: I welcome the decision of the court." from Murad Ali
    Murad Ali
  18. Everton close to signing Nigeria's Henry Onyekuru

    Henry Onyekuru (right) scored 22 goals in the Belgian top flight last term
    Image caption: Henry Onyekuru (right) scored 22 goals in the Belgian top flight last term

    Everton are close to signing highly rated Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru in a £7m deal from KAS Eupen.

    Onyekuru, 20, scored 22 goals for the Belgian top-flight club last season and has been linked with Arsenal, West Ham United and clubs throughout Europe.

    However, the player is understood to have had a medical with Everton on Monday.

    Onyekuru is expected to be loaned to Anderlecht for the next 12 months to continue his development in Belgium.

    He is regarded by Everton director of football Steve Walsh and manager Ronald Koeman as one for the future.

    Onyekuru made his senior debut for Nigeria in the 3-0 friendly win over Togo earlier this month.

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  19. Burkina striker Traore leaves Chelsea

    Bertrand Traore

    Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for £8.8m (10m euros).

    The 21-year-old Burkina Faso international, who spent last season on loan at Ajax, has signed a five-year deal with the French side.

    Traore joined the Blues in 2014 and scored four goals in 16 appearances, including goals in three consecutive matches in 2016.

    He scored 13 times for Ajax last season and played in the Europa League final defeat by Manchester United.

  20. Global food security 'at risk'

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    The London-based think tank, Chatham House, has warned that world food supplies could be put at risk because of the increasing reliance on what it calls transportation choke points.

    The organisation has identified fourteen locations around the world, such as the Suez Canal in Egypt, which if they were closed or disrupted would have serious effects on the supply of food and other essentials.

    Chatham House says governments need to be prepared for the effects of conflict or environmental change. It adds that the increasing intertwining of transport routes makes any disruption to supply potentially very damaging.