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Police in Somalia say at least nine people, including senior regional officials, have been killed in car bomb attacks that have been claimed by the Islamist group al-Shabab.

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"We don't have medicines for our patients, we don't have surgical materials... we don't have vaccines... we don't have insulin." A surgeon in Tigray says they have no medical supplies and medics have not been paid for 17 months.

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Uganda has responded to a rise in Ebola cases by imposing new border controls, including screening those leaving the East African country, in an effort to stop the spread of the infectious disease. Full story 👉🏾

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Kenya has authorised the cultivation and importation of GM (genetically modified) crops and animal feeds, ending a decade-long ban that had been imposed due to health fears. It comes as the country is experiencing a devastating drought.

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Police in Nigeria say gunmen have shot dead at least 12 people and stolen dozens of cattle in the north-eastern state of Taraba. Residents say some of the attackers were disguised as local security guards during the raid.

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Kenya has lifted the ban on the use of genetically modified products. GM foods offer higher yields and resilience against climate change, but some people have doubts about their safety. Do you have comments or questions on GM? Send us a voice note on WhatsApp +447786205075

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There have been reports of shooting at the location of an #EndSARS  protest in Lekki, a wealthy suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. A number of people are reported killed and injured.

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THREAD In July 2018, a horrifying video began to circulate on social media. 2 women & 2 young children are led away by a group of soldiers. They are blindfolded, forced to the ground, and shot 22 times. #BBCAfricaEye  investigated this atrocity. This is what we found...

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The Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission warns media houses not to "embarrass government" as #EndSARS  protests lead to deaths. #BBCAfricaLive 

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We take a look back at Queen Elizabeth II's longstanding relationship with Africa.

"It’s very painful. We struggle to raise our children and somebody comes and uses them as a business." #BBCAfricaEye  and #BBCEyeInvestigations  expose how a Chinese video-making industry is exploiting African children to produce racist videos. Full film:

"We were sitting on the ground singing the national anthem, most of us had flags in our hands and we raised it up. They opened fire at us ... it became total chaos." Eyewitnesses of the #Lekkitollgate  #EndSARS  protest talk about Tuesday night's shooting:

Police chief Mohammed Adamu announced that Swat would now carry out the duties of SARS - but protestors want to see a full reform of the police, and many are using #EndSwat  to oppose the new unit

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