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Summary

  1. South Africa's ANC confirms 'recall' of Zuma from presidency
  2. ANC says there is no deadline set for Zuma to resign
  3. Mother reunited with baby held over unpaid medical bills
  4. 20 sentenced in Boko Haram mass trial
  5. US 'extends sanctions against Zimbabwe'
  6. Rwanda 'shuts radio for denigrating women'

Live Reporting

By Clare Spencer and Mirren Gidda

All times stated are UK

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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:

Catch a thief but watch out for yourself.

Sent by Martin Ariel Majak in Alexandria, Egypt

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Africans celebrate carnival

The most famous carnival in the world is undoubtedly in Brazil.

But the festival is celebrated across Africa too.

So here are some of the most striking images from across the continent.

From Angola:

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Today is the last day of celebrations before Christians start Lent, which marks Jesus's 40 days of fasting in the desert.

British tourists begin flying back to Tunisia

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British tourists have begun arriving at Enfidha airport

A plane load of British tourists has arrived in Tunisia as holiday company Thomas Cook resumes package trips.

The country had been a hugely popular destination among holidaymakers, with close to 500,000 people visiting in 2014.

A year later, following a terrorist attack near the city of Sousse, the UK warned against trips to the country - causing tourism to plummet.

It had a serious effect on Tunisia's economy, which saw its foreign currency reserves fall to a 15-year low last month.

The country remains in a state of emergency with the UK Foreign Office saying that another attack is still "very likely".

Tunisian officials, however, say security has improved, with UK military and police officers providing counterterrorism training.

The BBC's Emily Unia was on a Thomas Cook flight to Enfidha and arrived to a lively welcome:

Reception at #Enfidha airport in #hammamet #Tunisia

Welcome flowers at #Enfidha #hammamet #Tunisia for the return of the first direct holiday  flight with @ThomasCookUK

Welcome flowers at #Enfidha #hammamet #Tunisia for the return of the first direct holiday flight with @ThomasCookUK

Reception committee awaiting guests at Hotel in #Hammamet #Tunisia

21 students and two teachers die in Nigeria car crash

Ishaq Khalid

BBC Africa, Abuja

Twenty-one secondary school students and two teachers have died in a car accident in Nigeria.

The group was on its way from the town of Misau in northeastern Nigeria for a trip to the northwestern city of Kano.

The Federal Road Safety Commission in Kano state and authorities from Junior Secondary School, Misau told the BBC the bus carrying the students had a head-on collision with a truck.

One teacher and a student survived the crash.

What's behind aid workers' 'culture of sexual abuse'?

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After a whistleblower from the international charity Oxfam revealed what she called "a culture of sexual abuse" among aid workers, BBC Focus on Africa radio has been asking what enables such behaviour.

The deputy director of the African Foundation for Development Stella Opoku-Owusu told Focus on Africa that there is sometimes a feeling of entitlement:

Because we are going in with funds, whether we like it or not, there is already an imbalance and there needs to be that recognition of that."

There is that kind of attitude that goes along with the power dynamic."

As soon as you add another level to it which is about yourself and what you feel you are doing and how amazing that is and you are the only one going in there to help then absolutely, people go into these sectors with that sort of attitude.

Oxfam faces allegations of top officials hiring prostitutes in Haiti and Chad, and sexual abuse being overlooked in South Sudan.

Read more: Oxfam deputy resigns over how sex claims were handled

Spain and Senegal working closely on Casamance attack

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Senegal and Spain are in close contact following the robbery and alleged rape of four tourists in Senegal's Casamance region last month, the AFP news agency reports.

During the attack on 25 January, three members of the group were allegedly raped, while the four also had $6,200 (£4,500) worth of local currency stolen from them.

"I am in touch with the Spanish embassy and the minister has told me investigations are under way and will soon be completed," Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said after talks with his Senegalese counterpart Aly Ngouille Ndiaye.

On 28 January, Mr Ndiaye had cast doubts on the attack, saying that only one person had been examined and that there was "no trace of rape".

Spain's foreign ministry said it wouldn't comment until the victims had told their stories.

Read more: Tourists sexually assaulted in Casamance region

Rights group condemns Tunisian ruling party

Rana Jawad

BBC North Africa correspondent, Tunis

A picture taken on September 6, 2015 shows a copy of a pro-government Tunisian daily newspaper 'Essahafa' (C) at a kiosk in the Tunisian capital, Tunis.
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This year has seen growing tensions between Tunisian journalists and the government

Reporters without Borders has condemned Tunisia’s ruling Ennahda party for threatening legal action against the media.

In a statement last week, Ennahda’s executive branch threatened to prosecute some media organisations and journalists that it accused of engaging in a so-called "smear campaign" to discredit its members.

In response, the National Union of Tunisian Journalists said that the party - which governs the country as part of a coalition - was “trying to drag journalists into a battlefield they are not interested in”.

This year has seen a growing rift between the media and the state.

At a parliamentary hearing last month, Tunisia’s minister of interior admitted that journalists were being monitored.

He was citing a case where the police summoned a reporter for questioning because of a wiretapped phone conversation he had had.

Journalists have been reporting a marked increase in police harassment and state intimidation for their work.

Soyinka: 'President Buhari is in a trance about attacks'

Karina Igonikon

BBC Pidgin, Lagos

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The Nigerian playwright and poet Wole Soyinka has told the BBC that President Muhammadu Buhari needs to wake up.

The Nobel Laureate was reacting to the spate of attacks by suspected herdsmen against Nigerian farmers.

One of the attacks recently left 73 dead in north central Benue state.

In an exclusive interview with the BBC Mr Soyinka called the attackers “successors to Boko Haram”.

He said their activities are “internal colonialism... which should shake the marrow of every citizen".

When I asked him what he would tell President Buhari if he were present, Mr Soyinka said: “If I met the president I will say to him, ‘Mr. President, I think you are under a trance.’”

Calling the current response to the attacks unsatisfactory, he added: “too many things are happening now which made me say that and the sooner he gets out of that trance, the better for the nation.”

Mozambique police detain man carrying eight elephant tusks

Jose Tembe

BBC Africa, Maputo

Elephants play in the Mara Triangle, the north western part of Masai Mara national reserve managed by Non profit organization Mara Conservancy, in southern Kenya, on January 24, 2018.
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Police in the Mozambique's central Sofala province say they have detained a man for the illegal possession of eight elephant tusks.

The police say the man was carrying the ivory, packed in plastic bags, in a van with no visible number plate.

According to police spokesperson Daniel Macuacua, officers were alerted to the suspect following a tip-off.

The detainee says that he bought the elephant tusks from a local market.

In Mozambique and neighbouring countries poachers regularly target elephants in the hope of selling their valuable tusks.

South African song hit by plagiarism accusation

Wanjiku Mungai

A South African musical duo is battling allegations that they plagiarised the hit song Omunye from another musician.

Durban-based Distruction Boyz released Omunye late last year to massive popularity. The catchy rhythm spawned hundreds of video responses in which South Africans recorded themselves dancing to the song - including one of the opposition politician Julius Malema playing it at a party.

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Now, allegations have been made that the song was stolen from another musician named DJ Lag.

The artist's management has commissioned a 31-page forensic report comparing Omunye to DJ Lag’s song Trip to New York, which was released three months earlier, news site City Press reports.

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The report, which is intended to be presented as evidence in court, concludes that the “tempo, key signature, instrumentation and lead melodies” of the two songs are identical.

An account which says it belongs to DJ Lag’s music label tweeted that they had attempted to resolve the issue with Distruction Boyz.

In an interview with Tshisa Live, Distruction Boyz denied plagiarism and said that they will continue to play the song.

Clinic releases baby it detained for five months

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A mother has been reunited with her baby after the hospital she gave birth in detained the child over her unpaid medical bills.

The Gabonese private clinic just north of the capital Libreville finally handed over baby Angel after a five month wait.

The clinic director had held the baby in an attempt to try to force the mother to pay the bill of two million CFA ($3,628; £2,612).

BBC Afrique correspondent Charles Stephan Mavoungou reports that the clinic's director was arrested on Monday and freed after 24 hours.

A campaign was started to raise money to help the family and even President Ali Bongo contributed.

The mother, Sonia Okome, told our correspondent that she is happy but cannot breastfeed her daughter because, after being separated for five months, she has stopped producing milk.

She also complained that the baby has not had any vaccines.

Family reunited
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Kenya president accepts attorney general's resignation

Githu Muigai, the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya, looks on before the hearing seeking to nullify the October 26 repeat presidential election on grounds that the IEBC did not conduct fresh nominations for candidates before gazetting the names and proceeding with the poll, on November 14, 2017 at Nairobi supreme court of justice. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won the election with 98 percent.
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Githu Muigai was appointed in 2011

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has accepted the resignation of the attorney-general, announcing his decision in a tweet:

I have received with regret the resignation of Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai. I thank him for his service for… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Mr Muigai's resignation comes after the government ignored several court orders in recent weeks.

Ahead of the 30 January mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the self-declared "people's president", the government took several Kenyan TV stations off air to prevent them broadcasting the ceremony.

It then ignored court requests to reinstate the channels.

It also ignored a judicial order to release one of Mr Odinga's supporters, Miguna Miguna, on bail.

Mr Muigai was appointed by former President Mwai Kibaki in 2011. He has twice appeared as a friend of the court in petitions challenging Mr Kenyatta's 2017 election.

South Africa pushes back Day Zero to 4 June

People queue up to collect drinking water from taps that are fed by a spring in Newlands on May 15, 2017, in Cape Town.
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The South African city of Cape Town has pushed back the day it runs out of water from 11 May to 4 June, Reuters news agency reports.

The deputy mayor of Cape Town has credited this to residents' water saving efforts, Reuters adds.

Over the past week, people in Cape Town have used 526 million litres of water, Ian Neilson told Reuters, the first time its weekly average has remained under 550 million litres.

BreakingANC: Zuma will respond to recall tomorrow

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The secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC), Ace Magashule, has said South African President Jacob Zuma will respond to its decision to recall him on Wednesday.

At a press conference held earlier today, Mr Magashule said the ANC had recalled Mr Zuma, but the president wanted a three to six-month time period in which to resign.

The ANC wants Mr Zuma to step down immediately.

The party can hold a no-confidence vote in the president, but Mr Magashule said this was not a certainty.

Read more: No confidence vote might not happen

Ghanian actor 'Super OD' dies

The Ghanian actor Asonaba Kweku Darko, better known as Super OD, has died, local media reports.

Mr Darko passed away on Tuesday at the Swedru Government Hospital, his son told the Ghanian news site My Joy Online.

The actor began his career in the 1970s and gained nationwide fame two decades later for his role in the popular Akan Drama television series.

On Twitter, people have offered their condolences, including the former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama:

Our bereavement appears unending. Farewell my friend Asonoba Kwaku Darko (Super OD). You brought humour to our liv… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

As a child I never missed Akan Drama on GTV. U are a gem in ur own right. U brought laughter into lots of homes. At… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

RIP Super OD you Legend 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

RIP Super OD you Legend 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Insurance company pays up for kidnapped Kenyan pilots

Tomi Oladipo

BBC Africa security correspondent

An insurance company has agreed to pay compensation demanded by South Sudanese rebels who abducted two Kenyan pilots.

They have been held hostage for more than a month after crashing their plane in South Sudan's Upper Nile region.

Rebels asked for financial compensation for the death of one person and 11 cows, as well as the destruction of several houses in the crash.

They claim to be speaking on behalf of the affected local community.

On Monday, an association of pilots in Kenya called for flights to the South Sudanese capital of Juba to be suspended in protest at their colleagues’ detention.

ANC no-confidence vote is not certain

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If South Africa's President Jacob Zuma decides not to resign following the ANC's decision to recall him, then the party can proceed with a vote of no confidence.

But the secretary-general of the ANC, Ace Magashule, indicated that this is not a certainty:

"As the revolutionary party I don’t know whether we will support a motion of no confidence", he said at a press conference about Mr Zuma's future.

Mr Magashule was responding to a question from the BBC's Fergal Keane.

Tanzania burns 5,000 illegally-imported chicks

A picture taken on July 12, 2017 shows day-old chicks at the Valentine Chicken Hatchery
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Tanzania has burned 5,000 chicks that were illegally imported into the country, the Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation reports.

The one-day-old animals were brought into the country through the northern Namanaga border.

An official in the ministry of livestock, Maria Mashingo, told the Daily Nation that the chicks were imported without the necessary documents and that their entry posed a bird flu risk.

In November, Tanzania burned 6,400 chicks at the same entry point, angering animal rights groups.

When will Zuma respond to being recalled?

The BBC's Lebo Diseko tweets from the press conference where South Africa's ruling party the ANC has announced it is recalling Jacob Zuma:

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BreakingANC 'want Ramaphosa to replace Zuma'

The BBC's Lebo Diseko is at the press conference where South Africa's ruling party, the ANC, has announced it's recalling President Jacob Zuma.

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BreakingANC decides to remove President Jacob Zuma

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The African National Congress has announced its decision to recall South African President Jacob Zuma.

Speaking during a press conference, the Secretary-General of the ANC Ace Magashule said that a delegation had visited Mr Zuma and asked him to step down.

"The president... agreed in principle to resign under a proposed timeframe extending from three to six months," Mr Magashule said.

The ANC, however, wants to act more quickly.

"South Africa is going through a period of uncertainty and anxiety," Mr Magashule added. "The [National Executive Committee] firmly believes the situation requires us to act firmly."

After the press conference, the ANC tweeted its decision to recall Mr Zuma.

#Magashule The NEC therefore decided as follows: To recall its deployee, Comrade Jacob Zuma, in accordance with Ru… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Should the president continue to ignore its demands to step down, the ANC can hold a no-confidence vote against him. A motion by opposition parties is already in place.

Senegal's Trump impersonator

Comedian Samba Sine entertains Senegalese viewers every night with the Kouthia show, a humorous take on the day's news stories.

But it's his impersonation of US President Donald Trump that has made him famous beyond his country's borders.

The diaspora living in the United States has been following his skits in Wolof, Senegal's main local language, since the presidential campaign.

'I am more handsome than Donald Trump'

Calls to ban South African gay love story

South Africa's Film and Publications Board is holding a hearing into complaints made against Inxeba (The Wound), which features a gay love story, the news site Times Live reports.

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa has asked for the film to be banned, and suggested it be given a higher age restriction if that's not possible.

The film has been criticised both for depicting a gay relationship and for showing the ritual of ukwaluka - a Xhosa circumcision ceremony for men around the age of 18.

The Film and Publications Board said its unlikely to have a ruling by the end of the day.

On Twitter, the people behind Inxeba have been opposing any kind of censorship.

“It is also imperative that organisations such as the CRL Rights Commission refrain from creating an atmosphere in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Rights groups denounce Egypt's election

Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, president of Egypt, addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City
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Only one other candidate is running against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in next month's elections

Fourteen human rights groups have called on Egypt's Western allies to denounce the country's "farcical" elections, the news agency AFP reports.

The collective, which includes Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists, said that next month's presidential election can not be considered free and fair since the only candidates are the incumbent president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and one of his biggest supporters.

Moussa Mustafa Moussa is running against Mr Sisi, but critics say he entered the race at the last minute, just to give Mr Sisi someone to run against.

Opposition leaders refused to run for election, instead calling for a boycott of the vote.

They're now being investigated by Egyptian officials for allegedly trying to destabilise the country.

Nigerian man: 'Investigate our money-eating snakes'

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A Nigerian man has written an open letter to the National Geographic, asking the US-based magazine to investigate money-eating snakes in Nigeria after a sales clerk told auditors a snake had eaten 36m naira ($100,000; £72,250).

The sales clerk's bosses dismissed the claim and suspended her.

But the snake alibi has caught the imagination of the country and this letter is the latest example of a Nigerian making fun of the excuse.

In the letter published by the privately-owned Nigerian newspaper ThisDay, Reuben Abati tells National Geographic that “here in Nigeria, we now seem to have a variety of snakes that are attracted by the smell of raw cash”.

He asks the magazine to send its “experts and investigators [who] can deploy the tools of science and investigative journalism to seek out these snakes and catch them in action”.

He goes on to write:

Right now in Nigeria, we are preparing for a general election scheduled for 2019. We need information and knowledge because if the Makurdi snake gets away with the N36 million, the same snake and its family could return in 2019 to swallow ballot boxes and papers and thus compromise Nigerian democracy."

Unicef 'admits it failed children raped in CAR'

UN peacekeepers from Gabon patrol in the Central African Republic town of Bria on June 12, 2017.
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The UN children's agency, Unicef, has admitted it failed to support children who alleged they were raped by French peacekeepers in the Central African Republic, the Guardian reports.

The UK newspaper points out that the statement, which was issued by Unicef Netherlands, is the first public acknowledgement of Unicef's shortcomings.

Unicef was put in charge of looking after the children who alleged they'd been sexually abused.

But, the Guardian says, in March 2017, a Swedish investigative revealed that some of the children were homeless, and not being cared for by Unicef.

The newspaper goes on to say that at the time, the agency said it didn't realise the children were on the streets, but later said it was trying to find them and offer support.

Togo skier fails to qualify in Winter Olympics

Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean
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Petitjean also competed for Togo in 2014

A skier competing for Togo in the Winter Olympics has failed to qualify in the cross-country skiing race this morning.

Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean came 59th out of 68 skiers with a time of 3:45.93.

Petitjean used to compete for France but she was born in Togo to a Togolese mother and was asked in 2013 to start competing for the country.

Other athletes competing for African countries in the Winter Olympics include skiers for Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar and Morocco.

A Ghanaian and a Nigerian are also competing in the skeleton race - where you lie on a piece of metal and head down the track head first.

A team of Nigerian women are competing in the bobsled - a situation that has frequently been compared to the film Cool Runnings, which is about the Jamaican bobsled team.

32.4% of black women in South Africa unemployed

#Unemployment rate for females remain higher than that of males. Black African females had the highest unemployment… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

The official statistics service for the South African government has released the country's latest unemployment figures.

Statistics South Africa tweeted that black women suffer from the highest unemployment rate, with 32.4% unemployed in the final quarter of 2017.

White people had the lowest unemployment rate with 5.1% for men and 8.8% for women in the final quarter of 2017.

Only two groups saw an increase in unemployment from the third to the fourth quarter of 2017.

White women saw their unemployment increase from 7.5% to 8.8% while Indian/Asian men saw theirs increase from 8.8% to 9.0%.

Nigerian doctors separate conjoined twins

Chris Ewokor

BBC Africa, Abuja

A baby girl conjoined with an unresponsive twin has survived after surgeons carried out a successful separation in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi.

Seven surgeons, doctors and other medical staff worked to part the conjoined twins during a two-hour operation.

Officials in the state said the female baby who survived is responding well to treatment.

The conjoined twins were born in December last year to a 20-year-old mother in Bauchi state.

Reports say one of the twins was born not breathing, necessitating urgent medical help to separate them.

The Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara sponsored the separation of the twins.

Somali troops destroy al-Shabab radio station

Al-Shabab militants
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Somalia's president has said his country is now ready to defeat al-Shabab militants (pictured)

The commander of the Somali National Army General Abdullahi Ali Anod has said that special forces have destroyed the main radio station of the al-Shabab militant group, Radio Andalus.

As part of the operation in Mubarak town, southern Somalia, troops also destroyed three vehicles full of explosives.

General Anod added that forces also seized an al-Shabab weapons depot that was full of explosives.

Yesterday, the Somali National Army - supported by US forces - overran three villages including Mubarak in Lower Shabelle Region, which were held by al-Shabab.

The group later reported on their website, Somali Memo, that they took over the villages after the allied forces withdrew.

Second day of strikes in Ethiopia

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Anti-government protesters in Ethiopia's biggest region, Oromia, are on the second day of a three-day strike to demand the release of all politicians and journalists held during more than two years of unrest.

Many roads were blocked and businesses closed during the opening day of the strike yesterday.

Ethiopia's attorney general has announced that charges of inciting violence against a leading opposition politician, Bekele Gerba, are being dropped.

Mr Gerba, who was arrested in December 2015, was initially accused of having links to terrorist groups, but the charge was later downgraded.

He will now be released alongside six others who were arrested with him.

Residents of Bishoftu crossed their wrists above their heads as a symbol for the Oromo anti-government protesting movement during the Oromo new year holiday Irreechaa in Bishoftu on October 2, 2016
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In 2016, a state of emergency was declared and tens of thousands of demonstrators were detained.

20 sentenced in Boko Haram mass trial

Ishaq Khalid

BBC Africa, Abuja

Chibok schoolgirls
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One of the convicted was involved in the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok

At least 20 people have been jailed in Nigeria for being members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

The accused were sentenced to jail terms of between three and 15 years as part of the ongoing mass trials of more than 1,000 suspects at a military facility in the north-central town of Kainji.

Among the convicted was a disabled man found guilty of participating in the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014.

He has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, the first time someone has been jailed in connection with the Chibok abductions.

Sources at the courts told the BBC that a further 700 suspects are due to stand trial this week.

The Nigerian authorities say there are more than 6,000 Boko Haram suspects being detained across the country.

In October 45 people were sentenced to between three and 31 years in prison for being members of the militant group.

Zuma reportedly told to step down by ANC

Andrew Harding

BBC News, Johannesburg

South African President Jacob Zuma arrives for the morning working session on the second day of the G20 economic summit on July 8, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany
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South African President Jacob Zuma has been told to step down by his own party, according to multiple reports.

The ANC’s top leadership met late into the night to debate the matter before sending a delegation to Mr Zuma.

But even if the president has been ordered to quit, there's no guarantee that he will.

There has been no word yet from Mr Zuma, who could choose to ignore the ANC and take the matter to parliament.

The ANC has not announced its decision officially. But it’s understood the party is now preparing for a vote of no-confidence in the president. A motion by opposition parties is already in place.

These are dramatic, anxious times for South Africa, as a leader engulfed by corruption scandals seeks to cling onto power.

It’s being reported that Mr Zuma was demanding another three months in office, but that his successor - the new leader of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa - said no.

US 'extends sanctions against Zimbabwe'

New interim Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on after he was officially sworn-in during a ceremony in Harare on November 24, 2017.
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President Mnangagwa is already considered

The US has added more Zimbabweans to its sanctions list, Zimbabwe's privately owned NewsDay reports.

Government sources reportedly told NewsDay that the foreign minister Sibusiso Moyo was told two weeks ago that sanctions would be extended to more ministers at least until the general election.

The newspaper says the sanctions are believed to include new ministers who have joined Mr Mnangagwa's cabinet.

NewsDay's sources told the newspaper that the US believes politicians deserve sanctions because it perceived President Emmerson Mnangagwa to have come to power in a military coup.

However, the US has not commented and its Treasury's sanctions page has not been updated since March 2017 - where is already lists Mr Mnangagwa as a sanctioned individual.

Rwanda 'shuts radio for denigrating women'

Radio station in Rwanda
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Rwanda's media watchdog has ordered a three-month shut down of a US-owned Christian radio station after it broadcast a sermon against women, it told the AFP news agency.

"The sermon was denigrating women in the most vile manner," commission chief Edmund Kagire told AFP.

The radio station, Amazing Grace FM, broadcast a sermon by local pastor Nicolas Niyibikora on 29 January in which he called women dangerous, evil and against the plans of God.

The National Women's Association and the Women's Journalist Association to the Rwanda Media Commission, which oversees journalist ethics, both complained about the broadcast.

The radio station is owned by American evangelist Gregg Schoof, who said he condemned any denigration of women.

Today's wise words

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Catch a thief but watch out for yourself.

A Dinka proverb from South Sudan sent by Martin Ariel Majak in Alexandria, Egypt

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