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  1. Ten die as bus rams into trailer in Kenya

    At least 10 people have been killed and dozens others injured after a bus heading to Kenya's capital, Nairobi, crashed into a trailer parked on the road early on Monday, local media reports say.

    The bus had left the town of Wajir in the north-east on Sunday night, with more than 60 passengers on board, when it rammed into the stalled trailer on the road between Bangal and Garissa towns, the reports say.

    The cement-laden trailer ripped the windows and roof of the bus, the reports add.

  2. South African flag designer dies

    The designer of South Africa's post-apartheid flag, Fred Brownell, died at his home in the capital, Pretoria, on Friday night at the age of 79.

    He designed the flag in 1993 to herald the end of minority rule in South Africa.

    In a series of tweets, South Africa's Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa described Brownell as one of South Africa's "greatest patriots" and "national heroes".

    "Mr Fred Brownell, you gave us our identity as the nation. We honour you," he added.

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    Brownell is survived by his wife Christine, three daughters and grandchildren.

  3. Ramaphosa vows to purge ANC of 'deviant tendencies'

    Cyril Ramaphosa greets the crowd after delivering a speech outside Lithuli House, the ANC's headquarters in Johannesburg, on May 12, 2019
    Image caption: Cyril Ramaphosa has promised South Africans a new dawn

    South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to purge the African National Congress (ANC) of "deviant tendencies", as he prepares to form the next cabinet following the party's victory in parliamentary elections last week.

    Speaking at a victory celebration at the ANC headquarters in the main city, Johannesburg, on Sunday, Mr Ramaphosa said he would only appoint "capable" leaders and "visionaries" to the cabinet.

    "We are not going to tolerate corruption in this administration," Mr Ramaphosa said.

    "We will clean it [the ANC] of all the deviant tendencies,” he added.

    The ANC won 58% of the vote in the election, its lowest majority since it took power at the end of apartheid in 1994.

    Read: Five things we've learnt from the election

  4. Egypt death sentences for attack on Coptic Christians

    BBC World Service

    Egyptian women attend an Easter mass led by Egypt's Coptic Christian, Pope Tawadros II at the Saint Mark's Coptic Cathedral, in Cairo's al-Abbassiya district late on April 15, 2017.
    Image caption: Coptic Christians form a minority in Egypt

    An Egyptian court has sentenced two men to death for an attack on Coptic Christians in 2017 that killed 10 people.

    A gunman first opened fire on a Christian-owned shop in Cairo, then shot at worshippers at the entrance to a nearby church. The Islamic State group said it was behind the attack.

    One of the two men sentenced to death was tried in absentia. Two other defendants were given life jail terms.

    Read: Egyptian Christians living in fear

  5. Jihadists have 'upper hand' in Burkina Faso


    Will Ross

    Africa editor, BBC World Service

    A soldier from Burkina Faso takes part in a training with Austrian army instructors at the Kamboinse - General Bila Zagre military camp near Ouagadougo in Burkina Faso on April 13, 2018.

    Burkina Faso's government has described Sunday's attack on a church in northern Dablo town as a barbaric act of terrorism which aims to divide the population.

    It's promised to punish the men who carried out the attack.

    But the jihadists have the upper hand - the military is failing to protect large swathes of the country. In the north where Ansarul Islam is active, well over 1,000 schools have closed down in recent months due to the violence.

    Other Islamist militants have attacked the east of Burkina Faso, near the Niger border, and the al-Qaeda linked Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin group is a threat across the Sahel. A stronger regional response is urgently needed to stop the violence spreading.

    Read: The country where it’s too dangerous to go to school

  6. Six killed in Burkina Faso church attack


    Gunmen have killed six people, including a priest, as Mass was being celebrated in a church in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso on Sunday, officials say.

    The attackers, said to number between 20 and 30, then burned down the church.

    The town's mayor, Ousmane Zongo, said that there was panic as other buildings were burned down and a health centre looted.

    Jihadist violence has flared in Burkina Faso since 2016, and this is the third attack on a church in five weeks.

    Read the full BBC story here

  7. Death sentences for Somali rapists

    BBC World Service

    Shadow of woman in Somalia
    Image caption: The authorities in Somalia have been under pressure to curb sexual abuse

    A court in Somalia has handed down death sentences to three men for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old.

    The court in Somalia's northern semi-autonomous state of Puntland acquitted seven others.

    The girl was abducted from a market in Galkayo town in February.

    Her body was discovered the next morning and a post-mortem found that that she had been strangled to death after being gang-raped.

    The atrocity led to street protests as well as an angry reaction on social media with calls for the Puntland government to take action.

  8. Monday's wise words

    Our African proverb of the day:

    Quote Message: Laughter does not affect a stone, yet it can destroy a person." from A Kalenjin proverb sent by Chepkirui Irine, Narok, Kenya.
    A Kalenjin proverb sent by Chepkirui Irine, Narok, Kenya.

    Click here to send us your African proverbs.

  9. Good morning

    Welcome to BBC Africa Live for the latest news and trends from around the continent.