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"For me, death is when you are afraid to speak the truth." Renowned Nigerian activist @AishaYesufu  on why she felt compelled to join the #EndSARS  protests and make a difference for the country's youth.

Shot multiple times and recently returned from medical treatment in exile, Tundu Lissu now hopes to take Tanzania’s top job. If elected next week, he pledges to free political prisoners and raise public sector pay

"A crucial sign of hope for the Libyan people" – that’s the view of the UN after Libya’s warring factions sign a peace deal. Will the agreement hold? For more on that story and other news, subscribe to the #AfricaTodayPodcast  👉🏿

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Playwright @ZodwaNy  explores the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in her play Nine Lives. The play tells the powerful story of one man's journey as he awaits a decision on his case. It's currently being staged at the @_bridgetheatre  in London

Find out what our resident presidents have been up to this week. It seems Olushambles has New Zealand on his mind.

Sudan is to normalise relations with Israel - the latest in a series of Arab League countries to do so.

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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 ⚰️

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

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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.

"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:

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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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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