That's all from BBC Africa Live for 2017. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We'll be back after the festive break on 2 January so please join us then.
A reminder of today's wise words:
Quote Message: On the way to one's beloved, there are no hills." from A Kikuyu proverb sent by John Heho in Lenexa, Kansas
And we leave you with this photo of a diver dressed as Santa Claus feeding a stingray at an aquarium in South Africa's coastal city of Durban. It is one of our best photos from this week.