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Meet South Africa's medieval martial arts enthusiasts, who duel with swords and armour.
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Videos and photos of cardboard cut outs of cops on the roads of Cape Town, South Africa, has got people talking on social media:
The logic is simple.
Motorists would usually slow down if they are speeding and see a traffic cop, spokesperson for Cape Town's Traffic Services Richard Coleman, is quoted as saying in News24.
He didn't mention if the tactic has worked.
But it appears it is not actually anything new - the method has been used since 2017, he added.
"Thus far we have only received positive feedback", he said.
A two-year-old girl in Ghana has tested positive to having vaccine-derived polio.
This strain of polio occurs when an unvaccinated person catches the virus from somebody else who has been given the vaccine, often through their faeces in unsanitary housing.
The toddler was admitted to Cheperoni District hospital in north-east Ghana in July after she suddenly got weak legs. She later developed paralysis, said the head of Ghana's national health service Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare in a statement.
He called the confirmation of the case a national health emergency.
"The global community is in the polio end game and a case of polio constitutes a public health emergency of national concern," he said.
He added that vaccinations in the affected area will be increased.
Outbreaks of this kind can be stopped with two to three rounds of immunisations, according to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
BBC health correspondent James Gallagher reports that cases of vaccine-derived polio are an expected part of a vaccination programme, but can be prevented by immunising all children.
He said there had also been vaccine-derived polio cases in nine countries - including Angola, Central African Republic and Somalia - this year, but the incidences did not affect when a country was declared wild polio-free.
Africa is on track to become free of wild polio.
The last recorded case of wild polio was more than three years ago in Nigeria and the country is expected to be officially declared polio-free by the World Health Organization early next year.
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UN experts say they have identified 23 people in South Sudan who they say are responsible for serious human rights abuses including killings, torture and rape during the recent civil war.
Forty-three others were identified last year but all the names will be kept confidential until a special war crimes court is set up by the African Union.
The UN Human Rights Commission in South Sudan says many of them are military commanders from both the government and the rebel sides.
After five years of war, a peace deal and a ceasefire signed last year have stopped most of the fighting. But members of the UN commission say they are continuing to document human rights abuses and collect evidence.