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A reminder of today's wise words:

When you’re dying you become deaf."

A proverb sent by Yobe Kanyale in Blantyre, Malawi.

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And we leave you with this picture by the photographer Brian Otieno in Kenya's capital, Nairobi:

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'People ask me 'why are you exposing your body?''

"A lot of mothers, a lot of aunties, a lot of women that most people know in Africa are plus-size," says body positivity blogger Sarah Mukabana.

Yet she adds "as a big woman walking around... people have the audacity to say [rude] things to my face.

"I say that if they are going to talk anyway, I might as well make my demands known."

Among her demands are for bigger women to be shown as love interests in music videos by Kenya's biggest band, Sauti Sol, who replied "message received".

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"A lot of women who share in my experience are feeling a sense of relief, like 'at least there's someone out there speaking for us'," she tells BBC Newsday.

"Others say 'why are you exposing your body out there? Why are you exposing yourself out there? Nobody wants to hear that. Nobody wants to know that.'"

"But I say there's a space for everybody to tell their story, to tell their truth."

She says the same divide in opinion she gets in public is reflected within her own family, with some relatives supportive and others less so:

My dad thinks that I am dragging his name in the mud, but now that I am on the BBC he might change his mind a little bit!"

Listen to the interview in full:

Sarah Mukabana on why body positivity matters

Burundi couple marries days after motorbike crash

Florentine Kwizera

BBC Great Lakes

Charlotte Mukantwari married Gabin Ndayizigiye
BBC Gahuza

A young couple in Burundi's northern city of Kirundo have surprised many by proceeding with their wedding plans despite the groom being involved in a serious accident a few days earlier.

Charlotte Mukantwari married Gabin Ndayizigiye at the hospital where he was being treated following a motorcycle accident on 30 June.

She has been at his bedside since the accident happened and both decided to hold the ceremony 4 July as they had planned.

Despite the priest telling Ms Mukantwari to dress down, in what he expected to be a low-key event, she showed up wearing a wedding dress.

"‘I’ve been waiting for that date, facing that challenge was like facing the devils' temptation, I couldn’t imagine my life after missing it," Ms Mukantwari told the BBC Gahuza service.

Curious locals also thronged the hospital building where the ceremony was being held, to witness the ceremony.

Mr Ndayizigiye said he was touched by his wife's insistence to proceed with the wedding despite not knowing whether he would be able to walk again.

He made a brief appearance to take his marriage vows and was then rushed back to his hospital bed.

Somalia’s army chief survives suspected suicide attack

Muhyadin Roble

Editor, BBC News Somali

Somalia's army chief has survived a suspected suicide car bomb targeting his convoy in Mogadishu.

An attacker detonated a device after the convoy of the army boss fired at him when he tried to get near them.

The attack happened near Gordon military camp on Monday and some pictures of the scene have been shared on Twitter:

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Army chief Gen Odawa Yusuf was coming from the army headquarters at Ministry of Defence in Mogadishu.

He has escaped unharmed.

No group has said they are behind for the attack yet but the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has previously targeted government officials.

Lagos doctors strike over coronavirus safety

Chris Ewokor

BBC News, Abuja

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Doctors are asking for adequate personal protective equipment

Doctors in Nigeria's Lagos state have started a three-day strike over safety fears during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chairman of the Medical Guild Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo told the BBC that doctors on the front line dealing with patients infected with Covid-19 are at risk and the government needs to act quickly to address their safety fears.

They are asking for adequate personal protective equipment, insurance and prompt testing of health workers.

Dr Sodipo said that doctors working in Covid-19 isolation centres in Lagos are owed two months' wages.

He added that they are also demanding the government addresses a wage disparity between doctors working with federal hospitals and those in Lagos state hospitals.

The Lagos state government said it has met with the doctors and is hoping for a quick resolution.

Lagos remains the epicentre of the pandemic in Nigeria.

There are currently 12,427 confirmed cases in Lagos and 172 people have died of the virus in the state.

Tangier goes into full-scale lockdown

BBC World Service

Person looks at their phone with the Tangier port in the backgrond
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The Moroccan port saw new infections

Morocco has brought in a full-scale lockdown in Tangier after new clusters of coronavirus infections emerged in the port.

Road and rail transport in and out of Tangier is being suspended, while residents are being asked to stay at home - only leaving in cases of extreme necessity.

Moving within the area in and around Tangier will require authorisation from the local authorities, while a special travel permit will be required to leave the city.

Official figures in Morocco show that there have so far been almost 16,000 coronavirus cases with 253 deaths.

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Kagame blames Kenya and Uganda for long cargo delays

Russell Padmore

Business correspondent, BBC News

Trucks wait in a line on the road to enter Uganda at Malaba border town in western Kenya, on April 29, 2020
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The requirement to test drivers for Covid-19 has caused long delays at the border

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has complained about neighbouring nations Kenya and Uganda causing delays to imported goods because of the requirement to test truck drivers for Covid-19.

The Rwandan leader's comments are prompted by long delays for road cargo, as drivers are tested at the border by the Kenyan and Ugandan authorities.

Rwanda is a landlocked country and imports either travel through a northern corridor from Kenyan port city Mombasa, or a route further south from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

President Kagame said "coronavirus is killing people, business and even relationships" and he called the delays "unfair".

However, he did not mention how Rwanda was the first country in the region to close its borders, at the onset of the pandemic, which disrupted the transport of cargo to Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr Kagame's comments could raise tensions within the East African Community, at a time when the regional bloc needs political unity to cope with the economic impact of the pandemic.

Uganda's Stella Nyanzi 'arrested in a protest march'

Ugandan police have arrested academic and activist Stella Nyanzi and two Makerere University students, reports Uganda's Daily Monitor.

The three had been protesting over last week's death of a student, Emmanuel Tegu, allegedly following an assault at the university.

The Daily Monitor reports that they were arrested while walking to parliament to present a petition demanding justice for the killed student.

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Nyanzi is a writer, researcher and former lecturer at the university.

The outspoken academic is an unapologetic critic of President Yoweri Museveni.

She has spent time in jail for an poem she posted on social media that was deemed abusive to the president and his late mother -- and was only released in February after a successful appeal.

Brother of Tottenham's Serge Aurier shot dead

Serge Aurier
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Serge Aurier (R) captains the Ivorian national team

A younger brother of Tottenham player Serge Aurier has been shot dead in the French city of Toulouse, reportedly after attending a night club.

Christopher Aurier died in hospital after emergency services found him shot in the stomach in an industrial zone on the city's outskirts, French media say.

His suspected killer escaped the scene, a source close to the inquiry said.

Christopher Aurier, who was a citizen of Ivory Coast like his brother, was also a footballer, playing in France.

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'Pilots evacuated' as Kenyan army helicopter crashes

A Kenyan military helicopter on a training flight crashed on Monday in Kithyoko area, about 150km (93 miles) east of the capital, Nairobi.

Two pilots on board were evacuated from the crash site, according to Kenya Defence Forces spokesperson Colonel Zipporah Kioko.

But local media quoting eyewitnesses report that there were fatalities.

A video of the scene of the crash has been shared on Twitter.

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