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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.
"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.
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 👉🏾
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.
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.
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
"I'm destined for something great" 18-year-old Nigerian Ahmed Salami always dreamed of stardom. He was born with autism, cerebral palsy and ADHD. He posts weekly videos on YouTube to share his personal journey and inspire others.
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...
"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: