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  1. Prescription drugs sold illegally in Uganda

    The BBC has uncovered evidence that life-saving drugs meant for the sick have been stolen and sold on illegally.

    Africa Eye has been undercover in Uganda to expose how some health workers there are at the heart of criminal networks:

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    Video caption: Prescription drugs sold illegally in Uganda
  2. Kenyan patient had 'fever, headache and joint pains'

    Anne Soy

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    Woman looking at screens with a heat test
    Image caption: People at the borders and airports in the region are monitoring people coming into the country

    The woman in south-west Kenya who is being tested for Ebola went to hospital with a fever, headache, joint pains, sore throat and she was vomiting.

    She had been treated for malaria in a smaller hospital but her condition was getting worse.

    She was re-tested for malaria and the results were negative. It's at that point that the health workers referred her to the Kericho County Referral Hospital, which has an isolation unit.

    She later developed diarrhoea but I'm told her condition is now improving.

    The private clinic referred her "out of caution" since she had travelled to the border with Uganda.

    But it's important to note that the area she visited was in the east of Uganda. The outbreak that was confirmed last week was in the west of the country, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Her blood samples have been taken to Nairobi to be tested for Ebola.

  3. Ethiopia internet shutdown now in seventh day

    An internet blackout affecting many parts of Ethiopia is now in its seventh day.

    The service resumed in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Friday afternoon but appears to be down in much of the rest of the country, the BBC's Kalkidan Yibeltal reports.

    It has returned sporadically over the past week, but not for long periods of time.

    The text messaging service has also been shut down since Thursday.

    The closure of the services coincides with nationwide exams, which some say may be the reason for the shut down.

    There has been speculation the measures are aimed at trying to stop students cheating, but the authorities have not confirmed this.

  4. Ethiopia's Genzebe runs fastest 1500m of season

    Genzebe Dibaba

    Ethiopian world record-holder Genzebe Dibaba ran the fastest 1500m this season at the IAAF Diamond League series in Morocco's capital, Rabat.

    She clocked 3:55.47 setting an African all-comers record.

    “I am happy with my performance and it’s great running in Africa... Based on my level and performance, I feel ready for the World Championships,” Athletics Weekly quotes her as saying.

    A record nine athletes broke 4:01 in the race.

  5. DR Congo ethnic clashes 'leave more than 160 dead'

    At least 161 people have been killed in ethnic clashes in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo during several days of fighting last week, a security official has told BBC Swahili.

    Last week, the Congolese army identified the perpetrators of the attacks on villages in Ituri province as a relatively new and little-known local militia led by a man named Ngudjolo.

    Many victims are believed to be from the Hema ethnic group.

    Unrest between Hema cattle herders and Lendu farmers in the Ituri region has led to many deaths over the last two decades.

  6. Eritrean Catholic church condemns government over clinic seizures

    Teklemariam Bekit

    BBC Tigrinya

    Catholic cathedral in Asmara
    Image caption: The church leaders said running health clinics could not be seen as an act of opposition

    Eritrea’s Roman Catholic Church has condemned the government for seizing and shutting all its health centres in the country.

    In a letter to the ministry of health, the church said patients were ordered to go home by security forces, health workers were intimidated and soldiers were positioned at the centres.

    The seizure of buildings could not happen in a country where there was the rule of law, the letter added.

    The government has not confirmed the seizure of the health facilities, and has not commented on the letter.

    The church ran 22 health centres in Eritrea.

    Their closure could leave thousands of people, mostly mothers and their children in rural areas, without health care.

    The government also provides health services, but critics say they are less accessible and of a lower standard.

    In the letter, the church said the government’s action was reminiscent of the former Marxist regime which used brute force in 1982 to confiscate convents, schools and health facilities. Eritrea was part of Ethiopia at the time.

    It became an independent state in 1993, and Isaias Afwerki’s has been president since then.

    The letter said that the social services the church provided in Eritrea could not be construed as an act of “opposing the government and state.

    “The government can say it doesn’t want the services of the church but asking for the property is not right.”

    Many analysts believe the government seized the health centres in retaliation to the church's letter in April which called for reforms to stem the tide of migration to Europe.

  7. A Ugandan farmer's efforts to save the pangolin

    The scaly pangolin, found in Africa and Asia, is the most poached and illegally trafficked animal in the world.

    But Ugandan farmer Moses Arineitwe is on a mission to save them.

    He told BBC Newsday: "I would tell my fellow Ugandans there are many ways we can benefit from them other than eating them or selling their scales. For example we have tourism, many people all over the world have never seen a pangolin."

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    Video caption: One man's battle to save the pangolin from extinction

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  8. Patient with 'Ebola-like symptoms' in Kenya

    A woman with symptoms "similar to those exhibited by Ebola patients" is being treated in an isolation ward in a hospital in the west of Kenya, a statement from Kericho county government says.

    The staff took all necessary precautions and made sure that "there was minimal contact between the patient and other persons" at Kericho County Referral Hospital, the statement adds.

    Blood samples have been taken and results are expect within the next 24 hours.

    The authorities have been swift in reassuring the public that all steps are being taken to ensure their safety and they emphasise that Ebola-like symptoms can be a feature of several other conditions.

    Ebola symptoms chart
    Image caption: The Ugandan authorities are trying to stop a possible outbreak there

    An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 1,400 people. Two people died of the disease in Uganda last week, which neighbours both DR Congo and Kenya.

    Health officials in Kericho county say the patient had travelled from Malaba, which is on the border with Uganda, reports the BBC's Anne Soy.

    There have not been any reported cases near Malaba, close to eastern Uganda. The outbreak in Uganda has been in the west of the country.

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  9. 'Pilots were not to blame for 737 crash'

    Theo Leggett

    BBC International Business Correspondent

    People weeping over coffins
    Image caption: All 157 passengers and crew were killed when flight ET302 went down shortly after take-off

    The pilots of the Ethiopian Airline plane that crashed in March with the loss of 157 lives were not at fault, the airline's chief executive has said.

    Criticisms of the crew's actions were "seriously misinformed" Tewolde GebreMariam told the BBC.

    He was responding to claims from a US congressman that mistakes by the pilots were a factor in the aircraft's failure.

    The Boeing 737 Max went down just six minutes after take-off in Addis Ababa.

    The loss of Ethiopian flight ET302 was the second fatal accident involving a 737 Max in the space of five months. A near identical aircraft, owned by the Indonesian carrier Lion Air, went down in the sea off Jakarta in October 2018.

    Preliminary reports into both accidents have suggested that they were triggered by a flight control system deploying at the wrong time, due to a faulty sensor.

    Congressman Sam Graves at a hearing in Washington last month argued that "facts in the preliminary report reveal pilot error as a factor".

    He went on to suggest that "pilots trained in the US would have successfully been able to control this situation".

    Mr Tewolde told the BBC that Congressman Graves did not "have the facts in his hands".

    The preliminary report, he said, "made it abundantly clear the pilots followed the procedures properly".

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  10. 'Gallows' promised for Sudan troops involved in violence

    Tomi Oladipo

    BBC Africa security correspondent

    A top Sudanese general has promised that those responsible for this month’s violent crackdown on protesters will be sent to the “gallows”.

    Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief of the Transitional Military Council, called on the public to wait for the outcome of an ongoing investigation into the incident.

    The violence has sparked international condemnation, as opposition groups call for Sudan’s military to hand over power to a civilian government.

    The man they call Hemeti spoke to the crowd of community leaders in the manner of a hero.

    Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo

    He denied any wrongdoing by his paramilitary forces during the breakup of this month’s sit-in protest.

    But numerous eyewitnesses blame his men for the violence. The protest groups are also calling for an independent investigation, rather than one conducted by the accused.

    At Khartoum’s Freedom Hall, Sudan’s second-in-command paused often during his speech, as the audience of loyalists cheered - raising their canes in the air - consumed by his rhetoric.

    Outside, life in Khartoum appears to have picked up again, even though the bricks that served as barricades during the protests still litter the roadsides.

    Read more about Hemeti:

  11. SA president impresses on the dance floor

    It's a holiday in South Africa to mark Youth Day, which this year fell on Sunday.

    Many people are sharing a film on Twitter where President Cyril Ramaphosa is showing off his dance moves at a Youth Day event to the obvious delight of the audience.

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    It's been watched more than 100,000 times and most of the comments in response use the laughing-face emoji.

    The date 16 June marks the anniversary of the 1976 Soweto uprising when thousands of students took to the streets to protest against white-minority rule and education policies.

    Hundreds were killed in the police response, which profoundly changed the country’s social and political landscape.

    Fore more on the Soweto uprising:

  12. Monday's wise words

    Our proverb of the day:

    Quote Message: Beating drums and scratching your back do not go together." from A Mandinka proverb sent by Sheriff Drammeh in Raleigh, The Gambia and Sidat Njie in Helsinki, Finland
    A Mandinka proverb sent by Sheriff Drammeh in Raleigh, The Gambia and Sidat Njie in Helsinki, Finland
    Drawing illustrating proverb

    Click here to send us your African proverbs.

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