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  1. Situation in Sudan under control - state media

    BBC Monitoring

    The world through its media

    Sudan's cabinet has reported that the situation in the country is "under control" after a failed coup attempt, state news agency Suna has reported.

    Those involved in the coup bid have been detained and are being investigated, it added.

    Several coup attempts have taken place in Sudan since Omar al-Bashir was removed from power in 2019 and the military took over.

    Critics claim the current security lapses in parts of the country are an attempt by the military to obstruct the transfer of the leadership of the powerful Sovereign Council to civilians.

    The transfer is scheduled for November.

  2. Troop presence stepped up in Sudan cities

    Catherine Byaruhanga

    BBC Africa correspondent

    There seems to be an increased presence of the military in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, and ]neighbouring Omdurman city, following reports of an attempted coup.

    .Footage shared on social media shows tanks deployed on the streets and soldiers on guard.

    A government official says there had been an attempt to take control of state radio in Omdurman.

    State media has also blamed elements loyal to the former President Omar al-Bashir for the attempted coup.

    Sudan's deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir stands in a defendant's cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on August 19, 2019
    Image caption: Omar al-Bashir was imprisoned following his overthrow

    Sudan’s transitional government, which has been in place since 2019, is under pressure to deliver economic and political reforms amid competing demands from conservative and liberal constituencies.

  3. Egypt's ex-military chief Hussein Tantawi dies at 85

    BBC World Service

    Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi
    Image caption: Tantawi served in government until 2012

    The former Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, has died.

    He was 85.

    Following the ousting of the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, in 2011, Mr Tantawi became the de-facto head of state until the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt 16 months later.

    He continued to serve in the government until August 2012.

  4. Uganda Olympians promoted in the police force

    Gold medallist Chemutai Peruth
    Image caption: Gold medallist Chemutai Peruth was promoted to police inspector

    Four police officers who represented Uganda in the Olympics have been promoted by the inspector general.

    Gold medallist Chemutai Peruth has been promoted from a constable to an inspector.

    Olympian Chelangat Mercyline has moved from an assistant inspector rank to that of an inspector.

    Chemutai Immaculate was promoted from corporal to sergeant while Shida Renny was promoted from constable to corporal.

    The promotion of gold medallist Cheptegei Joshua and his coach Njia Benjamin from inspector to assistant superintendent was being followed up.

    The inspector general said the athletes were "being rewarded for the great success, pride and jubilation they brought to the institution and the country".

    Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni had in August said the athletes who won medals in the Tokyo Olympics would be given cars and houses.

  5. BreakingSudan authorities report failed coup

    The Sudan government says there has been a failed coup attempt in the country and measures are being taken to contain it, state media are reporting.

    "There has been a failed coup attempt, the people should confront it," the AFP news agency quotes reports as saying.

    There had been an attempt to take over the building that houses the state media, AFP says citing a government source.

    A government spokesman said the interrogation of suspects behind the attempted coup would begin shortly.

  6. At least three killed in blasts in Burundian city

    BBC World Service

    At least three people have been killed and dozens injured in a series of explosions in Burundi's economic capital, Bujumbura, reports say.

    Witnesses said at least two grenades exploded in a bus parking area, causing panic.

    A third explosion targeted a market and a fourth grenade exploded near a packed bus in the suburbs.

    It comes a day after a deadly grenade explosion in a bar in the Burundian capital, Gitega, and a mortar attack at Bujumbura airport on Saturday, which a rebel group (RED-Tabara) said it carried out.

  7. Zuma corruption trial due to resume

    Pumza Fihlani

    BBC News, Johannesburg

    Former South African President Jacob Zuma
    Image caption: Mr Zuma is not expected to expected in court

    Former President Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial – which has been rescheduled a number of times – is due to resume on Tuesday in a Pietermaritzburg high court.

    Mr Zuma is facing a string of charges in connection with a multibillion-dollar arms deal in which he is accused of accepting bribes from a French company Thales in the 1990s.

    Both Zuma and the arms company have denied the accusations.

    He insists that his court cases are politically motivated, but has provided no evidence of this.

    The 79-year-old Zuma - who was recently granted medical parole over an undisclosed condition - is not expected appear in court.

    But his supporters, who have been a regular feature at previous appearances, are expected to gather outside the courthouse.

    He was sentenced to 15 months in prison for failing to appear before an investigation into wide-scale corruption known in South Africa as state capture - and served a little over two months, most of that time in hospital.

    In that matter, it’s claimed Zuma and his friends known as the Gupta brothers – unduly benefited from millions of dollars worth of government contracts while he was president. They’ve all denied any wrongdoing.

  8. US calls on Somali president and PM to resolve row

    Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo addresses delegates in Mogadishu,  27 May 2021
    Image caption: President Mohamed Farmajo and Prime Minister Hussein Roble have not been in agreement over key appointments

    The United States has urged Somalia’s president and prime minister to resolve their differences for the sake of the stability of the country.

    It said the co-operation of Somalia's leaders, especially President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and PM Hussein Roble, were essential for the country to “quickly complete its ongoing electoral process".

    The dispute between the two leaders, sparked by the government’s handling of a missing spy’s case, has raised fears that Somalia’s electoral process could suffer further setbacks.

    The row escalated last week after the president suspended the executive powers of Mr Roble, a move swiftly rejected by the premier as "unlawful".

    “We call on the President and the Prime Minister to avoid further provocative statements or actions and to resolve their disagreement over personnel appointments and their respective authorities peacefully,” a statement by State Department’s spokesperson Ned Price said.

    The Horn of Africa nation is scheduled to hold indirect parliamentary elections between 1 October and 25 November.

    The US says that any further delay may increase the "potential for violence and plays into the hands of al-Shabab and other extremist groups seeking to destabilise the country".

  9. Tuesday's wise words

    Our African proverb of the day:

    Quote Message: The expression on a man's face when borrowing money is different from the expression on his face when he is paying it back." from An Ewe proverb sent by Franklyn Amato in Kpando, Ghana.
    An Ewe proverb sent by Franklyn Amato in Kpando, Ghana.
    Illustration of money

    Click here to send us your African proverbs.

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    We'll be back on Tuesday

    That's all from the BBC Africa Live page for now. There'll be an automated feed until we're with you again on Tuesday morning.

    In the meantime you can check out our latest updates on the BBC News Africa page or listen to the Africa Today podcast.

    A reminder of our wise words of the day:

    Quote Message: A lie has no trace." from A Somali proverb sent by Shafii Mohamed in Mogadishu, Somalia.
    A Somali proverb sent by Shafii Mohamed in Mogadishu, Somalia.

    Click here to send us your African proverbs.

    And we leave you with a photo of a tailor on the outskirts of Liberia's capital, Monrovia:

    Chernor Mohamadu Jalloh carries sewing machines to his Guilla Taylor shop in Mount Barclay, outside Monrovia, Liberia
  11. Uganda's murder-accused MPs given bail

    Patience Atuhaire

    BBC News, Kampala

    Map of Uganda

    A court in Uganda has granted bail to two opposition MPs who have been charged with murder over a spate of killings with machetes in the country’s central region.

    However, MP Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya - who were detained about two weeks ago - will spend another night in custody, as it was too late to do the paper work for their release.

    About 28 people were killed by machete-wielding assailants in the region in July and August. Some were hacked to death in their homes.

    The MPs have been charged with three counts of murder and attempted murder, as well as aiding and abetting terrorism.

    They have denied the charges.

    Their party, the National Unity Platform (NUP), led by Bobi Wine, say the charges are an attempt to discredit it and to make it lose support.

    The NUP won a significant number of seats in the central Masaka region in the general elections earlier this year.

  12. Money seized from Equatorial Guinea VP to be spent on jabs

    Teodorin Obiang
    Image caption: Teodorin Obiang has a reputation for leading an extravagant lifestyle

    The US justice department says that $26.6m (£20m) seized from Equatorial Guinea's Vice-President Teodorin Nguema Obiang Mangue will be spent on Covid vaccines and other medical programmes in the West African state.

    “Wherever possible, kleptocrats will not be allowed to retain the benefits of corruption,” an official said in a statement.

    Obiang was forced to sell a mansion in Malibu, California, a Ferrari and various Michael Jackson memorabilia as part of a settlement he reached with the US authorities in 2014 after being accused of corruption and money-laundering. He denied the charges.

    The agreement stated that $10.3m of the money from the sale would be forfeited to the US and the rest would be distributed to a charity or other organisation for the benefit of the people of Equatorial Guinea, the justice department said.

    The UN is to receive $19.25m to purchase and administer Covid vaccines to at least 600,000 people in Equatorial Guinea, while a US-based charity is to get $6.35m for other medical programmes in Equatorial Guinea.

    Read more: Teodoro Obiang and his love of Bugattis and Michael Jackson

  13. Uganda gets biggest batch yet of vaccines from US

    Patricia Oyella

    BBC News, Kampala

    The US government has donated 1.6 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Uganda.

    This is the largest single consignment of coronavirus vaccines that the country has so far received.

    The vaccines arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Monday afternoon.

    Uganda previously received 2.7 million doses, comprising the AstraZeneca, Sinovac and Moderna vaccines.

    They came through the UN-backed vaccine sharing-scheme, Covax, as well as the Chinese, Indian, French, Norwegian and UK governments.

  14. Hotel Rwanda hero sentenced to 25 years in prison

    Paul Rusesabagina
    Image caption: Paul Rusesabagina is a fierce critic of Rwanda's President Kagame

    Paul Rusesabagina, the subject of Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda portraying his life-saving actions during the Rwandan genocide, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

    A court in Rwanda found him guilty of terror-related crimes.

    He boycotted the trial and did not leave prison to attend the court.

    Rusesabagina was accused of being the mastermind and financier of a rebel group that carried out attacks in Rwanda in 2018, killing nine people.

    The strong critic of President Paul Kagame admitted sending money to the armed group but denied involvement in the attacks.

    Rusesabagina's family has described the entire trial as a sham.

  15. Mali military ambulance hits roadside - report

    Four soldiers have been killed in Mali's central Mopti region after a military ambulance they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb, AFP news agency quotes the army as saying.

    The ambulance had been carrying an officer who had been wounded in an earlier attack near Mopti's regional capital, the report says.

  16. Mass rape of Congo prisoners during riots - activists

    Emery Makumeno

    BBC News, Kinshasa

    A woman walks past a placard saying 'End Rape Culture'

    Campaign group Human Rights Watch says the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo repeatedly ignored security warnings which preceded a prison riot last year in which inmates raped dozens of female detainees, including a teenage girl.

    About 2,000 detainees of Kasapa prison in the city of Lubumbashi rioted in September 2020, setting fire to buildings and attacking female inmates for three days.

    Several of the victims became pregnant and some contracted HIV.

    Security forces reportedly shot dead at least 20 people during the riot.

    A year on, Human Rights Watch has called for an investigation so that those responsible for the abuses are prosecuted.

    It says survivors must be given medical care and mental health support.

  17. Grenade blast in Burundi bar kills two

    Bernard Bankukira

    BBC Great Lakes

    Two people have been killed and several others wounded in a grenade attack in Burundi’s capital, Gitega, police say.

    Reports from the city say the attack occurred in a bar, near a busy bus stand, on Sunday evening as people gathered for a drink.

    Gitega police chief told the BBC that several suspects had been apprehended and investigations were continuing to identify who exactly was behind the attack.

    The attack occurred a day after shelling was reported in the vicinity of the international airport in the commercial capital, Bujumbura.

    The RED-Tabara rebel group, which is thought to be operating from across the border in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, said it carried out the attack.

    In June, two people were killed in grenade attacks in Bujumbura in an apparent attempt to disrupt a UN-convened conference on the Great Lakes region that was due to take place in the city.

  18. Djibouti president returns home after health rumours

    BBC Monitoring

    The world through its media

    Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh
    Image caption: President Ismael Omar Guelleh has been in power since 1999

    Djibouti President Ismael Omar Guelleh has returned from France after weeks of speculation about his health, the state-owned RTD Djibouti TV has reported.

    The government last week dismissed reports on social media that the 73 year-old president was unwell and had been receiving treatment in France.

    On Sunday, President Guelleh was seen on state TV disembarking from his presidential plane and greeting officials who were waiting to receive him at the airport.

    The preseident was on a private visit to France, the state-owned RTD Djibouti TV said.

    The opposition party - Rally for Action, Democracy and Ecological Development (RADDE) - deplored the "notable absence" of the president and the secrecy about his health since 9 September.

    President Guelleh has been in office since 1999. He was re-elected in April this year for a fifth term in an election that was largely boycotted by the opposition.

  19. Jihadists hack to death Mozambique family - reports

    Jose Tembe

    BBC News, Maputo

    Rwandan military troops depart for Mozambique - Kigali, Rwanda, 10 July 2021
    Image caption: About 1,000 Rwandan troops are in Mozambique to fight the insurgents

    Five members of a family have been hacked to death by suspected jihadists while making a sugar cane-based brew in a village in northern Mozambique, several local newspapers have reported, quoting military sources.

    The five lived in a camp for people displaced by the insurgency in Cabo Delgado province, and were surprised to be confronted by the suspected jihadists carrying machetes and firearms, the reports say.

    The five were not shot but they were attacked with machetes, leaving their bodies mutilated. A sixth member of the family managed to escape, the reports say.

    The attack happened on Thursday in Namaluco village, but details have emerged only now.

    Jihadists did not have a presence in the area. They are thought to have arrived there while retreating from Rwandan and Mozambican forces who have captured one of their key bases in Mocimboa da Praia district.

    The jihadists have been losing territory since a 1,000-strong Rwandan force was deployed in August to help Mozambican troops fight them.

  20. Macron asks Algerian war veterans for forgiveness

    BBC World Service

    France's President Emmanuel Macron has asked for forgiveness from the Harkis - Algerians who fought for France during Algeria's war of independence.

    Mr Macron faced heckling from Harkis in the audience as he said France had failed in its duties to them.

    He promised a monument and legislation on reparations by the end of the year.

    French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a ceremony in memory of the Harkis, Algerians who helped the French Army in the Algerian War of Independence, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on September 20, 2021
    Image caption: Mr Macron addressed the war veterans at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    A commission would hear claims from the surviving fighters and from their children, who were brought up behind barbed wire in camps in France.

    Tens of thousands were brought to France after the French defeat in 1962, but many more were left behind to face savage reprisals as collaborators.

    Previous presidents have offered apologies, but Harki leaders said a $50m (£36.5m) hardship fund announced three years was wholly inadequate.