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  1. Everton's Gana Gueye celebrates 100 games milestone

    Stanley Kwenda

    BBC Africa Sport

    Arsenal"s Aaron Ramsey in action with Everton"s Idrissa Gueye
    Image caption: Idrissa Gana Gueye says he would like to reward Everton with strong performances

    Everton’s Senegalese midfielder, Idrissa Gana Gueye, celebrated 100 games for the club with a win over Arsenal.

    Mr Gueye, who joined Everton in 2016, told me he’s happy at the club despite being the subject of frantic transfer talk.

    "Yeah, very, very proud because we had a difficult time at one moment in the season and now we come back strong, playing good and enjoying our football and trying to win every game so we are in a good run and we have to continue like that and try to win every game until the end of the season," he said.

    The Senegalese says he’s focused on his Everton career and would like to reward the club with strong performances as a thank you for giving him a second chance to play in the English Premier League.

    Gueye joined the Toffees from Aston Villa in 2016 following the Midlands club’s relegation from the top flight league.

  2. Koroma wants army corps to build infrastructure

    Sierra Leone's former President Ernest Bai Koroma is hoping to recruit soldiers from across Africa to create an African engineering corps.

    Some of the most significant infrastructure in America was built by the US army corps of engineers - from the country’s first roads through to the Kennedy Space Center.

    The former president believes a similar peacetime military operation could help to accelerate infrastructure building across the continent.

    In his first interview since leaving office a year ago, Mr Koroma met BBC Newsday’s Alex Ritson at the Horasis conference in Portugal:

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    Video caption: Former president of Sierra Leone plans to recruit soldiers from across Africa
  3. Mother who gave birth to quintuplets dies

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    A Kenyan woman who gave birth to quintuplets pretmaturely about a month ago has died.

    Everline Namukhula had been told by some elders in her ethnic community to kill three of the five newborns as they were a "misfortune", but she did not do so, reports Kenya's privately owned Daily Nation newspaper.

    The paper says the babies fed on breast milk expressed from their mother with spoons and cups since Ms Namukhula was unwilling to breastfeed them because culturally quintuplets are seen as a "bad omen".

    Two of Ms Namukhula's babies died earlier while undergoing medical treatment at a hospital, says the Daily Nation.

    The paper says the 28-year-old had complained of chest pains and a persistent headache on Saturday and doctors said she died on Sunday of pulmonary embolism, which refers to a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in her lungs.

    Ms Namukhula is survived by four other children and her husband.

  4. Did Russia meddle in Magadascar's election?

    A BBC investigation has revealed that at least six candidates were offered money by Russians in the lead up to last year’s presidential elections in Madagascar.

    The presence of Russian political strategists with close ties to the Kremlin, posing as tourists with the alleged aim of helping to control the tightly fought race, has raised questions whether democracy in the former French colony has been fatally compromised.

    Gaelle Borgia reports from Antananarivo:

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    Video caption: Did Russia meddle in Magadascar's election?
  5. Tear gas fired at Sudan protesters

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    Demonstrators run from tear gas as they take part in a protest demanding the departure of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, in Khartoum, Sudan, 07 April 2019.
    Image caption: Eyewitnesses say some soldiers intervened to protect demonstrators

    Security forces in Sudan have used tear gas and stun grenades to try to disperse protesters who've been demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.

    They moved in on the second night of the mass sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum.

    But eyewitnesses say some soldiers intervened to protect the protesters, confronting the security forces and making them withdraw.

    Demonstrators are also reported to have been given shelter inside the headquarters of Sudan's navy.

    The protesters have been urging the Sudanese armed forces to join their campaign to oust President Bashir.

    Read: 'Why Sudanese medics are being shot'

  6. Nigeria orders foreigners to leave mining areas

    Muhammadu Buhari
    Image caption: President Muhammadu Buhari was elected for a second term in February

    Nigeria's government has ordered foreign nationals to leave mining sites in north-western Zamfara state within 48 hours, blaming them for an upsurge in banditry and kidnappings.

    It also announced a suspension of mining activities in Zamfara and other affected states with immediate effect, warning that mining operators who defied the order would have their licences revoked.

    In a series of tweets, President Muhammadu Buhari's office said intelligence reports had "clearly established a strong and glaring nexus between the activities of armed bandits and illicit miners" in Zamfara.

    "All foreigners operating in the mining fields should close and leave within 48 hours," it added.

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    Some residents of Zamfara protested in the capital, Abuja, on Saturday to urge Mr Buhari to take decisive action to end criminality in the state.

    Mr Buhari denied that he was ignoring the violence.

    "How can I be happy and indifferent to the senseless killings of my fellow citizens by bandits?" he said.

    Dozens of people have been killed in Zamfara this year.

    The police and military have launched Operation Puff Adder to end the banditry, the president's office said in a tweet.

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    Zamfara has significant deposits of gold, with artisanal miners smuggling it to neighbouring Niger and Togo, Reuters news agency reports.

    Read: Nigeria's 'new broom' president

  7. US calls for halt to Libya fighting

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    Video caption: Libya fighting: Eastern rebels head for Tripoli

    The US has demanded an immediate halt to an offensive by the Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar on the capital, Tripoli.

    The Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said the US was continuing to press Libyan leaders to return to political talks mediated by the UN.

    Four days of fighting around Tripoli are reported to have left more than 20 people dead. The UN says its call for a humanitarian pause was ignored.

    Government forces have threatened a counter-offensive against General Khalifa Haftar's stronghold in eastern Libya.

    They've been reinforced by allied militia fighters from the city of Misrata.

    Read the full BBC story here

  8. US tourist and guide abducted in Uganda freed

    BBC World Service

    The Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Image caption: The pair were kidnapped while driving through a game park

    An American tourist and her local guide who were abducted in Uganda last week have been rescued unharmed from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The gunmen - who seized Kimberley Sue Endecott and Jean-Paul Mirenge from the Queen Elizabeth National Park near the border - had demanded a ransom of $500,000 (£383,000).

    A safari company said money was handed over, though it didn't say how much.

    The Ugandan police said the rescue was down to its combined efforts with the military and wildlife service.

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  9. Monday's wise words

    Our African proverb of the day:

    Quote Message: Expect the unexpected from people and dense forest." from A Somali proverb sent by Abdullahi Abdi Ali, Mogadishu, Somalia.
    A Somali proverb sent by Abdullahi Abdi Ali, Mogadishu, Somalia.
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  10. Good morning

    Welcome to BBC Africa Live where will bring you the latest news and trends from around the continent.