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    Video caption: Yinka Ilori: My Nigerian narrative of art and design in London.

    Yinka Ilori is a London-based artist whose technicolour work is inspired by his Nigerian heritage.

  2. Scroll down for Friday's stories

    We'll be back on Monday

    That's all from BBC Africa Live for this week. There will be 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 our wise words of the day:

    Quote Message: The malice of the snake is to bite what it will not eat." from A Shona proverb sent by H Kapfunde in Harare, Zimbabwe
    A Shona proverb sent by H Kapfunde in Harare, Zimbabwe

    We leave you with one of our favourite photos of the past week, taken at a climate protest in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa:

    A brass band take part in a climate protest in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, Kinshasa.
  3. Burundi accuses Rwanda of backing rebels

    Will Ross

    Africa editor, BBC World Service

    Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has accused neighbouring Rwanda of destabilising the country by supporting rebel groups.

    Relations between the two countries have been poor since 2015 when Burundi accused its neighbour of being behind a coup attempt.

    The president of Burundi chose to openly accuse Rwanda at a regional conference.

    Pierre Nkurunziza said since 2015 his country had been the victim of numerous attacks by armed groups which he said had been trained and equipped by Rwanda.

    A map showing the location of Rwanda in relation to Burundi

    Since relations between the neighbours plummeted, Rwanda has also accused Burundi of playing a destabilising role by supporting rebel groups.

    There is a real danger that this feud could escalate and undermine a region still struggling to recover from years of war.

    Relations in Africa's Great Lakes region are already under strain due to a separate row between Rwanda and Uganda.

  4. Kenya building collapse: 30 missing

    Thirty people are believed to be missing after the collapse of a building in Kenya, the BBC's Ferdinand Omondi reports, quoting officials.

    So far, four people have been reported dead, 27 injured and 11 rescued.

  5. Victims 'decapitated' in DR Congo militia attack

    Will Ross

    Africa editor, BBC World Service

    A rebel group in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at least 16 people with reports suggesting many of the victims were decapitated.

    The killings in the Mbau region north of the city of Beni took place on Thursday.

    They've been blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) - a militia which has killed at least 100 people over the past month.

    At the end of October an offensive was launched against the ADF but for the first time in years the Congolese military chose not to work with the UN peacekeeping force.

    The rebel group responded by attacking isolated villages. Civilians have been calling for better protection.

  6. Final protests ahead of Algeria election

    BBC World Service

    Protesters hold signs and shout as they march
    Image caption: Demonstrators want a clean slate and say the polls will be meaningless

    Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters have marched through the Algerian capital, Algiers, in their last demonstration before next week's presidential election.

    They've been protesting twice a week since February.

    They forced President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign in April after 20 years in power.

    Protesters are demanding that the entire political establishment step aside, and they say that Thursday's election will be meaningless.

    The five competing candidates all served in former President Bouteflika's administration. They will face each other in a televised debate later on Friday.

    Protesters hold signs which read "this vote will never happen"
    Image caption: Protesters hold signs which read "this vote will never happen"
    People walk down a boulevard in Algiers
    Image caption: Tens of thousands of people turned out for the demonstration
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    Video caption: Chocolate: From the bean to the gift bag

    Chocolate is one of Madagascar's main exports, thanks to the island's characteristic cocoa beans.

  8. BreakingSuspected militants kill Kenya bus passengers

    Rage Hassan

    BBC News, Nairobi

    At least six people have been killed in Wajir, north-eastern Kenya after suspected Islamist militants attacked a bus they were travelling in.

    Witnesses told the BBC that several armed fighters attacked the Mandera-bound bus and targeted non-locals on board after singling them out from the rest of the passengers.

    The Somali jihadist group, al-Shabab, frequently carries out attacks in this area of Kenya which is close to the border with Somalia.

  9. Death toll rises in Nairobi building collapse

    The collapsed building
    Image caption: The residential block was made up of 57 single rooms

    Latest police figures indicate that three people have died and 27 other were injured after a residential building collapsed in Kenya's capital city at about 08:00 (11:00GMT) on Friday morning.

    So far 11 people have been rescued including a baby, says the Kenyan Red Cross, but it's feared there are still more people trapped under the debris.

    Rescue teams from Kenya's Disaster Recovery Unit, the police, the Kenya Red Cross, the army and rescue workers deployed by county government are at the scene.

    But BBC correspondents report that many of the workers are under-equipped.

    A woman is placed on a stretcher after being rescued
    Image caption: Eleven people have been rescued, including this teenager
  10. Prison staff suspended after Nigeria inmates electrocuted

    Mayeni Jones

    BBC News

    Nigerian authorities say eight prison officers have been suspended, following the electrocution of five inmates in a Lagos prison.

    In a statement, a spokesperson for the correctional service said the suspensions would enable them to investigate the incident "unfettered".

    On Monday, five inmates were killed following a power surge in Ikoyi prison in Nigeria’s largest city.

    A member of staff told the BBC that an electrical wire broke and fell on a bunk where inmates were sleeping.

    Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola visits Ikoyi prison after the prisoners' deaths
    Image caption: Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola visited Ikoyi prison after the prisoners' deaths
  11. Can peace festival build bridges in northern Kenya?

    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

    Arid conditions in Kenya's northern county of Marsabit mean grazing land and water are scarce.

    It's a huge challenge for pastoralists in the area, and Marsabit's 14 ethnic groups often clash as they compete for these dwindling resources.

    Officials organise the annual Marsabit-Lake Turkana Cultural Festival which brings together these different communities - including Borana, Gabra, Rendile, Burji, Samburu, El-Molo,Turkana, Somali - in the hope of improving relations.

    The BBC's Yadeta Berhanu took these photos at the festival in Loyangalani, which ends on Saturday:

    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
    Celebrants at Marsabit, Lake Turkana Cultural Festival
  12. Torture charges against former Liberia leader's ex-wife dismissed

    BBC World Service

    Agnes Taylor (far right) faced allegations that she conspired to use rape to torture women during the war in 1990
    Image caption: Agnes Taylor (far right) faced allegations that she conspired to use rape to torture women during the war in 1990

    A judge in London has cut short the war crimes trial of Agnes Reeves Taylor - the ex-wife of the former Liberian president Charles Taylor - on technical grounds.

    Dr Reeves-Taylor won her appeal against charges of torture, which she denies, because of a lack of evidence that the regime led by her ex-husband controlled the areas where her alleged crimes occurred.

    She faced eight charges relating to Liberia's civil war in 1990, including torturing a teenage boy, forcing a pastor's wife to witness her children being shot, and facilitating the rape of captive women by soldiers.

    Dr Reeves-Taylor was ordered to be released from prison, but told she could not remain in Britain.

    Charles Taylor himself is serving a life sentence in the UK for his war crimes in neighbouring Sierra Leone.

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  13. South Africans to experience power cuts through the weekend

    South Africans will experience power cuts this weekend as state power utility Eskom tries to prevent a total collapse of the overstretched electricity grid.

    The national grid is overstretched by 2,000 megawatts and some generating units broke down, forcing the planned power cuts that South Africans call load shedding.

    Eskom produces more than 90% of South Africa’s power but has struggled to keep up with demand.

    The company stated: “The severe supply constraint being experienced has come about due to high levels of unplanned breakdowns that have exceeded the 10,500 MW limit.”

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  14. Outraged Nairobi governor hits back after arrest

    Nairobi's governor has responded to his arrest on suspicion of corruption by accusing Kenya's anti-graft body of "shallow work" and "insubordination".

    "I stand for justice and I am more than ready for the court process where I will unleash my armoury against these conspirators," Governor Mike Sonko says in the statement issued by his office.

    The BBC's Emmanuel Igunza in Nairobi says Mr Sonko is a divisive politician who has previously faced allegations of drug trafficking and money laundering, which he denies.

    Mr Sonko has long claimed that he is the subject of a political witch hunt, and his letter issued on Friday also accuses his opponents of setting "political traps" for him.

    "I want to confidently state from the onset that I am more than ready for the lawful course that will help us know the truth," his letter adds.

    You can read the statement in full here:

    A copy of the statement from Mike Sonko's office
  15. Kenya building collapse: Two dead and voices heard under rubble

    At least two people have died while nine others have been rescued from the rubble of a building which collapsed in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on Friday morning.

    Rescue workers say they can hear voices under slabs of concrete. Officials say the building housed 57 single rooms.

    Correspondents describe chaotic scenes with a huge crowd and under-equipped rescue workers.

    "All efforts are being made in order to rescue those who are trapped," Regional County Commissioner Wilson Njeaga told the BBC.

    He said police were the first to the scene on Friday morning, before the disaster recovery unit of Kenya's Defence Forces took over.

    The collapse happened in Embakasi - an area of the capital where similar incidents have happened before.

    There have been major concerns over the poor quality of many structures in Nairobi where building regulations are often flouted.

    A man is carried away by rescue workers
    Image caption: Nine people have been rescued so far