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'Just go away, you are not one of us, you are not cut!'
'Sofia' describes the pressure she felt from her peers to undergo FGM. She was cut as a child and is now against it.

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In the US, social media companies banned the president but in Uganda, it was the other way round.

Some analysts say social media companies should adapt their rules to the different contexts when working in Africa, as @DickensOlewe explains.

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In Uganda vote counting continues after tense elections.

Thousands flee fighting in the Central African Republic

And, the resident presidents are discussing debt.

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Replying to @bbcworldservice: A year since Covid-19 began spreading around the world, the pandemic has claimed two million lives.

More have died i…

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A year since Covid-19 began spreading around the world, the pandemic has claimed two million lives.

More have died in the US - almost 390,000 - than any other country. The UK's fatalities - 87,000 - are the fifth worst on Earth.

📱 Live updates:

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Children in Nigeria will need to start packing their bags as schools are set to re-open on Monday.

The country is currently battling a second wave of the pandemic with over 1,360 recorded deaths since it started.

For more updates, head here 👇

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Uganda’s opposition presidential candidate @HEBobiwine alleges fraud in vote process.

And we look at why only eight African countries have adequate death registry systems.

Plus the Residents Presidents.

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"We have seen people eating clay...and you can imagine surviving on that is something horrendous." Jean-Luc Siblot of @WFP in Madagascar

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MLS just one of many options

Former #Nigeria .@NGSuperEagles striker @ighalojude has several options open to him when his loan to @ManUtd comes to an end - according to his representatives.

By @oluwashina

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After charges of debauchery were dropped, Egyptian TikTok stars Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham are now being probed for human trafficking.

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Today’s African #proverb: He who toils in the sun enjoys the shade. A Swahili proverb sent by Nelson E. Msuya in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. How do you interpret this proverb?

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Polls have closed and vote counting is under way in Uganda’s tense presidential election.
And, Malawi’s President, Lazarus Chakwera, explains how the country is coping with Covid-19
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Back in November, Somali-American supermodel Halima Aden announced she was walking away from the catwalk.

In this exclusive interview with the BBC, she shares her reasons why 👇

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Polls draw to a close in #Uganda's tense general election & Malawi’s President @LAZARUSCHAKWERA appeals for help as he battles a worsening Covid-19 situation in his country.

This & more in the latest Focus on Africa show.

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#Nigeria's 🇳🇬 Rivers United name the time and the place for their re-arranged Confederation Cup tie against #SouthAfrica's 🇿🇦 .@Bloem_Celtic #cafcc

To find out where and when go here 👇

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If you’ve already had Covid-19 you may be protected from catching it again for at least ‘5 months’ says Public Health England.
Click here for more about the study 👉

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'We want peace' voters tell @cathkemi as they wait to cast their ballots in the Ugandan elections.

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Every year, dozens of Kenyan women die from unsafe abortions - but it's a subject few are willing to talk about

Anne - whose name has been changed - told us what happened when she found out she had an unwanted pregnancy

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Donald Trump is the first US president to be impeached twice. Law professor @kimwehle explains what happens now.
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Uganda elections: Queues at polling stations
Amidst the increasing tension and an internet shutdown, the opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine is challenging the rule of Yoweri Museveni who has been in power for 35 years.
Live updates:

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