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"Commemorated unequally" The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has apologised after an inquiry found at least 116,000 mostly African and Indian casualties from WW1 were "possibly not commemorated at all". The figure could be as high as 350,000. More:

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'I am not scared' #Zambia  ZM women's football captain Barbra Banda talks to BBC Sport Africa about her side's draw for the @Tokyo2020  Olympics.

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Nigerians have been expressing their sorrow over the death of 23-year-old Ada Jesus. The Nigerian comedian, whose real name was Mercy Mmesoma Obi, had celebrated her birthday only two days before the announcement of her death.

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Said Djabelkhir's, a leading Algerian scholar of Islam who was accused of insulting the religion, has been given a three-year jail sentence. Djabelkeir told reporters that he intends to appeal and fight for “freedom of conscience”. More ➡️:

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Last year, Sudan's Water Resources Minister Yasir Abbas was talking about the benefits of the dam Ethiopia is building on the River Nile. Now, he is talking about the threat it poses. So what has changed? @Zinabsalih  has more.

Comedian Brahim Bouhlel & influencer Zbarbooking will spend eight months and a year in jail respectively, after filming a viral video that "insulted Moroccans". "This was all over a bad joke," said one of the lawyers vowing to appeal against the verdict.

"I am going to show that females are not the weaker sex." Fatima Zahra Binta Jaffar Jalloh from Sierra Leone teaches her peers graphic design and computers. Fatima has big plans for herself - as well as her students. #GirlsInICT 

"We want to be an example because the issue of climate change is a major world issue." Two decades ago Judith Bakirya quit her NGO job to return to farming - and run her farm in the traditional Ugandan way. #EarthDay 

🌍African leaders attend a global virtual meeting brokered by the US to discuss climate change. ET Ethiopian rebels seize and control territory in the west GM How The Gambia has eliminated Trachoma Subscribe to Africa Today from your podcast app🤳

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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.

The now TikTok famous dancing pallbearers from Ghana ⚰️

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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Eyewitnesses have told the BBC that police have been using tear gas at today's #EndSARS  protest in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

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

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"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

How Nigerian activists and influencers managed to get the world to pay attention to the #EndSars  campaign

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