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    Video caption: Egypt protests: Anti-government chants in Tahrir Square

    Rare protests have taken place in Egypt, calling for the removal of President Abdul Fattah Sisi.

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    Video caption: Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi on returning to University

    Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, who plays for Leicester City, also studies business at university.

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    Video caption: How one runner started a group for women of colour

    Matilda decided to start the Fly Girl Collective after realising she was in the minority at races.

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    Video caption: Spotty zebra in Kenya Maasai Mara reserve

    Meet Tira, a zebra that's been... spotted... in the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya. It's thought she was born with spots instead of stripes, because of a melanin disorder.

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    Football Writer, Cameroon


    Njie Enow

    Football Writer, Cameroon

    Cameroon's Sports Ministry confirms that the former Portuguese footballer Toni Conceicao has been appointed as the new head coach of the Indomitable Lions.

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    We'll be back next week

    That's all from BBC Africa Live for today, we will now leave you with an automated service until Monday morning.

    Or you can keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast.

    A reminder of today's wise words:

    Quote Message: If your mother-in-law does not know how to sit, then you should know how to look." from Sent by Kanchebele Jonathan, Lusaka, Zambia, and Asuk Sampson, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
    Sent by Kanchebele Jonathan, Lusaka, Zambia, and Asuk Sampson, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

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

    And we leave you with this picture of South Sudanese model Adut Akech getting a massive hug from modelling royalty Naomi Campbell. It's one of our favourite pictures of the week.

    Adut Akech and Naomi Campbell.
  7. Ghanaian schoolchildren join global climate strike

    Thomas Naadi

    BBC Africa, Accra


    Ghanaian schoolchildren have added their voice to the global strike to demand action is taken about climate change.

    About 100 students have been marching in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.

    Protest leader Helen Awuku said they want the government to implement climate resilient policies and adhere to its international obligations to minimise the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities.

    Campaigners say rising sea levels, caused by climate change, has sped up coastal erosion, which has destroyed people's homes on Ghana's coast.


    Millions of people are joining a global climate strike led by schoolchildren.

    The strike was sparked by the 16-year-old Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg, who is attending the New York protest after crossing the Atlantic by boat.

  8. Thousands of Algerians protest despite army chief's warning

    Thousands of Algerians marched in the capital, Algiers, on Friday demanding that the head of the army, Lt Gen Ahmed Gaid Salah, be sacked.

    They turned out despite Lt Gen Salah's order for police to seize vehicles bringing protesters to the city.

    Algerian protesters take part in a demonstration against the country"s army chief in Algeria"s capital Algiers on September 20, 2019,

    On Wednesday, he said that the vehicle ban was needed to counter "certain parties... with bad intentions", who were exploiting freedom of movement to "disturb the peace of civilians", AFP reports.

    Algerian protesters take part in a demonstration against the country"s army chief in Algeria"s capital Algiers on September 20, 2019

    Former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned amid protests against him in April.

    Lt Gen Salah has argued that the country needs an election as soon as possible to replace him.

    Algerian protesters take part in a demonstration against the country"s army chief in Algeria"s capital Algiers on September 20, 2019
    Algerian protesters take part in a demonstration against the country"s army chief in Algeria"s capital Algiers on September 20, 2019

    Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah announced on Sunday that those elections will happen on 12 December.

    But this is a contentious issue.

    Opposition campaigners have argued that the people who were in power alongside the ex-president should not organise the election. That includes Lt Gen Salah.

  9. The challenges of keeping babies at market

    Aboubakar Famau

    BBC Africa, Dodoma

    Female market traders at Sabasaba market in Dodoma, Tanzania
    Image caption: The rough and ready language of the market place is not always suitable for children

    Tanzania's Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been travelling around the country with a mission to make markets safer for children.

    She is concerned because female market traders bring their children to their workplace but markets are often characterised by bad behaviour and obscene language, which can be directed at women and children.

    Female traders at Sabasaba market, one of the biggest and most famous markets in the capital, Dodoma, told me about some the problems they face.

    Martha Pascal, a mother of a one-year-old:

    Martha Pascal
    Quote Message: I know there are challenges of staying with a child at a market place but I have no-one to leave my daughter with at home."

    Irene Muhanza, a carrot seller, admits it is risky to have children around because of speeding handcarts and motorcycles:

    Irene Muhanza
    Quote Message: I’m forced to keep my child on the table the whole day. Sometimes I attend to my customers while my child is in my lap. She’s often a distraction but I have no other option.”

    Children here do not officially go to school until they are seven years old.

    In the afternoon the market gets even busier, when schoolchildren who have finished classes come to join their mothers.

    They often play together - and some can be seen doing their homework.

  10. Ebola survivors with immunity help new patients

    People who have survived Ebola are now helping patients who have just contracted the virus in the outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, reports AFP news agency.

    The survivors have developed immunity so have the benefit of not having to wear the protective clothing with the patients, reports AFP.

    Viannay Kambale, 31, pictured, now works with patients at an Ebola treatment centre.

    Viannay Kambale

    One of the reasons this outbreak has been so bad is because of mistrust of outsiders.

    Survivors have been helping build the trust - including a 35-year-old doctor who only gave AFP his first name, Maurice.

    He told AFP that he contracted the virus while caring for a patient in July 2018 before the outbreak was officially confirmed and then passed it to his wife.

    Both survived and Maurice is now the head of the Ebola survivors association for the response to the outbreak.

  11. Kenyan security guards filmed beating up woman

    Victor Kenani

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    Kenyan human rights activist Wanjeri Nderu has tweeted footage of county security guards beating up a woman who is thought to be trader.

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    A source has confirmed to the BBC that the assault happened in the town of ‎Kitengela in Kajiado County, about 30km (18 miles) south of the capital, Nairobi.

    The person who recorded it says when the security guards noticed her filming them using her mobile, they turned on her - beat her up and confiscated one her phones.

    The Kajiado county government says it is investigating the matter.

    The area where the assault happened is in a market area in the town that the county authorities are trying to refurbish.

    Traders have been complaining that the project is taking too long, and some have been coming back to set up stalls by the roadside.

  12. George Clooney warns on South Sudan corruption

    New report links global corporations to rampant corruption in South Sudan

    US actor George Clooney in a press conference in London on 19 September 2019
    Image caption: Film star says state plunder is the motive of conflict in world's newest country

    A new report on the South Sudan conflict has called for investigations into alleged links between its government officials and foreign companies who are accused of profiting from the war.

    The research by The Sentry, an organisation co-founded by film star George Clooney and John Prendergast, names individuals and businesses - including foreign oil companies - which it says have plundered the resources of the country.

    It also calls on international regulatory authorities to trace and monitor the private financial transactions of top South Sudan state officials.

    "They use the international financial system to move proceeds of their financial crimes. We can work directly with governments and banks to close those avenues off, actually freeze and seize those assets, so that it creates a real level of accountability to these kind of crimes," the film star told BBC's Newsday.

    "Corruption is the driving force for these atrocities," Mr Clooney added.

    The Sentry co-founder Mr Prendergast said the conflict in South Sudan would only abate once there is a "consequence for looting".

    Increased surveillance would pressure banks to stop doing business with suspected war profiteers, Mr Prendergast told Newsday.

    "Kenyans want the Kenyan banking sector to be the financial one-stop shop for the entire region so they have to open themselves up to the international regulatory authorities. But they are terrified that if they get a bad grade from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) their whole banking sector is going to suffer. That's a significant counterweight and gives us a chance to do something real," he said.

    The government of South Sudan is yet to respond to the research by The Sentry.

    The world's newest state is grappling with a six-year civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced four million people from their homes.

    President Salva Kiir and exiled leader of the opposition Riek Machar are in fresh talks to form a unity government, after the collapse of a peace agreement signed last year.

    A group of UN experts has warned that the country risks being plunged back into full-scale conflict if hardliners are allowed to sabotage the peace agreement.

    Listen to the full BBC Newsday interview with George Clooney and John Prendergast below.

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    Video caption: "Corruption is the driving force behind these atrocities"