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By Natasha Booty and Dickens Olewe

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  1. Travelling Kinshasa's 'vanishing' road

    This road, in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is part of a decade-old deal between the government and Chinese investors.

    They're given tax-free mineral rights in exchange for billions of dollars' worth of loans for public works, but many of these projects remain unfinished.

    Motorcyclist Jerry tells BBC Newsday what it's like using this still unfinished road:

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    Video caption: Democratic Republic of Congo''s 'vanishing' road
  2. Recreating George Weah's iconic goal

    Dickens Olewe

    BBC Africa

    Yesterday he was sworn in as president of Liberia, today we share our tribute to George Weah's finest footballing moment.

    Watch my colleagues and I recreate Weah's wonder goal for AC Milan in 1996 against Italian league rivals Verona:

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    Now watch the original:

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  3. Hugh Masekela's son: 'My father has hung his horn'

    The son of South Africa's music legend Hugh Masekela has paid tribute to his father saying he has hung up his horn and died peacefully while surrounded by his family.

    Sal Masekela said his father, a celebrated trumpeter, had introduced him to music by taking him to his concerts. He added:

    Quote Message: He would steal the hearts and souls of innocents with a musical storytelling all his own, passionately and relentlessly transporting them to the farthest reaches of Africa with both voice and trumpet."

    Read his full statement:

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  4. Liberia's new president names key ministers

    Juliet Njeri

    BBC Monitoring, Nairobi

    Liberia's outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (L) listens to Liberia's President-elect George Weah, during Weah's swearing-in ceremony on January 22, 2018 in Monrovia's stadium.
    Image caption: At least one close ally of former President Sirleaf has been drafted in

    Liberian President George Weah has announced his first cabinet appointments hours after taking office. They so far include:

    • Gbezohngar Findley - Minister of Foreign Affairs (former Senator Pro Tempore)
    • Nathaniel McGill - Minister of State for Presidential Affairs (ex-chairman of the governing CDC party)
    • Samuel Tweah - Minister for Finance and Development Planning
    • Charles Gibson - Minister for Justice
    • Major-General Daniel Dee Ziankahn - Minister for Defence (ex-Chief of staff of Liberia's armed forces)

    Major-General Ziankahn's appointment has been announced pending approval from the Senate.

    Local media report that the new foreign affairs minister is an ally of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, with FrontPage Africa saying that it is “widely believed Madam Sirleaf recommended him”.

    Mrs Sirleaf's Unity Party expelled her earlier this month over her alleged support for rival party candidate Weah, who won a run-off vote held in December to secure the presidency.

  5. Kenyan protests over alleged hospital sex attacks

    Activists are demonstrating in the Kenyan capital Nairobi to compel authorities to take action after reports surfaced of nursing mothers being raped and sexually assaulted at the country’s biggest hospital in country.

    Social media posts alleged that male staff members targeted women who had recently given birth when they went to feed their babies in a separate ward.

    The Kenyatta National Hospital said the reports were "untrue" and denied any assaults took place but the health minister ordered for an investigation.

    The BBC's Mercy Juma is covering the demonstrations and has sent us these pictures:

    Protesters call for protection for patients
    Protesters call for protection for patients
    Protesters call for protection for patients
    Protesters call for protection for patients
  6. Zuma: Masekela's loss 'immeasurable'

    South African President Jacob Zuma has called the death of Hugh Masekela " an immeasurable loss".

    He paid tribute to the legendary musician's contribution to the fight against apartheid, saying "the country mourns a man who kept the torch of freedom alive".

    Read Mr Zuma's full statement:

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  7. 'Masekela's death is the end of an era'

    Pumza Fihlani

    BBC News, Johannesburg

    Hugh Masekela performs in concert on April 4, 2014 in New York, United States.

    It is the end of an era.

    The passing of Hugh Masekela has saddened many across the country.

    A man described as a legend. He was celebrated for his contribution in music, theatre, social and political activism.

    He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008 and had put up a fierce fight since then.

    Bra Hugh, as he was affectionately known, spent the last months of his life encouraging men to go for regular cancer check-ups.

    Loved by many, the jazz musician was never one to shy away from challenging the status quo.

    In a career spanning six decades, Masekela gained international recognition with his distinctive sound, which was a constant reminder of his love for South Africa, a country whose political turmoil once forced him into exile.

    Hits such as Soweto Blues, performed alongside Miriam Makeba - another South African great and his ex-wife, served as one of the sound-tracks to the anti-apartheid movement.

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  8. Hugh Masekela: A personal tribute

    Zimbabwean media mogul Trevor Ncube has shared a personal tribute to remember South African jazz maestro, Hugh Masekela.

    He has shared a picture of the musician playing at his birthday party.

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  9. The Gambia arrests Jammeh's allies

    BBC World Service

    The Gambian army says it has arrested and is questioning two former generals who fled the country a year ago with the ousted president, Yahya Jammeh.

    An army statement said Umpa Mendy and Ansumana Tamba were detained at their homes after unexpectedly flying home and are now being held in an army barracks.

    It's unclear why the men returned to The Gambia or what they are specifically accused of.

    A year after taking office, President Adama Barrow is still working to consolidate control over Gambian institutions, including the military.

    Yayha Jammeh
    Image caption: Yahya Jammeh ruled The Gambia for 22 years
  10. Legendary jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies

    Tributes are pouring in for South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela who has died at the age of 78.

    Known as "the father of South African jazz", he was a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid.

    In a statement shared on Twitter, his family said he had "passed peacefully" in Johannesburg "after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer".

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    Fans from across the world are paying their respects on social media.

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    Here is one of Masekela's best-loved songs, Grazing in the Grass, originally recorded in 1968 and covered by a number of other musicians including Stevie Wonder:

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  11. Today's wise words

    Our African proverb of the day:

    Quote Message: The camel marches while the dog keeps on barking." from An Eritrean proverb sent by Bokre Eyassu in Washington DC, US
    An Eritrean proverb sent by Bokre Eyassu in Washington DC, US
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    Welcome to BBC Africa Live where we will bring you the latest news from around the continent.