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    Video caption: Ghana: AY Poyoo, the 'GOAT' hitmaker and the face of GH rap

    Ghanaian artist AY Poyoo is a comedian turn musician and a self-proclaimed face of Ghanaian hip-hop scene.

  2. Court rules against reinstating Uganda election age limit

    Patience Atuhaire

    BBC News, Kampala

    Yoweri Museveni
    Image caption: The ruling means President Yoweri Museveni is free to stand in the next election

    The East African Court of Justice has dismissed a case which challenged the Constitutional Amendment Bill, removing the age limit to contesting the presidency in Uganda.

    This means President Yoweri Museveni is allowed to stand for re-election.

    Ugandan lawyer Male Mabirizi had petitioned the country’s Supreme Court, which upheld the amendment, after which he took matters to the regional court.

    The change in the constitution removed the requirement for anyone wishing to stand for the presidency to be aged between 35 and 75 years.

    Mr Mabirizi had also challenged the process by which the law was passed by parliament in 2017, which was marred by punch-ups on the floor of the house, and an invasion by the military special forces.

    The regional court in Arusha, Tanzania, has ruled that the process through which the bill was passed did not violate the East African Community treaty.

    If the court had ruled in favour of the petitioner, it would have left President Museveni’s candidature for the 2021 elections in the balance.

  3. Nigeria develops 'much faster' Covid-19 test kit

    Ishaq Khalid

    BBC News, Abuja

    Coronavirus testing at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre on May 10, 2020
    Image caption: Nigeria has tested 500,000 people from a population of 200 million

    Nigeria has developed a Covid-19 test kit that can give results in less than 40 minutes and does not need extensive training to use.

    Health Minister Olurunimbe Mamora said it was much faster and 10 times cheaper than the PCR testing method currently being used.

    The kit is yet to be approved by regulatory bodies but has raised hopes of boosting the country’s low testing rate.

    Nigeria has been importing key elements needed for coronavirus testing.

    The authorities said the test kit, known as SARS-COV-2 Isothermal Molecular Assay, was developed by Nigeria’s Institute of Medical Research.

    The head of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response task force, Boss Mustapha, told a media briefing that the kit was Nigeria's contribution to the global fight against the pandemic through scientific research.

    The health authorities said the test kits will be distributed soon to communities - after a validation process - to boost testing across the country.

    Nigeria has so far tested just over 500,000 people out of its population of around 200 million.

    It has recorded more than 58,000 coronavirus cases with more than 1,000 deaths. The number of daily confirmed infections is declining.

  4. BREAKINGCourt rules Rwanda genocide suspect will be tried in Arusha court

    Interpol handout photos of Félicien Kabuga
    Image caption: Félicien Kabuga was once one of Rwanda's richest men

    France's top civil court has ruled that Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga can be handed over to a United Nations tribunal in Tanzania for trial.

    Mr Kabuga was arrested in May at his home outside Paris after 26 years on the run.

    Once one of Rwanda's richest men, Mr Kabuga is accused of financing the 1994 genocide.

    He is alleged to have backed and armed ethnic Hutu militias who slaughtered about 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

    He set up the notorious Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTLM), a Rwandan broadcaster that actively encouraged people to search out and kill ethnic Tutsis.

    In 1997 he was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), based in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, on seven counts including genocide and crimes against humanity.

    He denies all the charges, describing the accusations as "lies" during a court appearance in May.

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  5. Virus surge prompts isolation rooms order in Maputo

    Jose Tembe

    BBC News, Maputo

    The Mozambican health ministry has told all companies and institutions in the capital, Maputo, to set up isolation rooms within their premises for holding people suspected to have contracted coronavirus.

    Firms have also been told to set up “Covid-19 management institutional commission” to manage suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19 and to keep in contact with health authorities.

    The commissions will include people trained on how to handle the disease.

    The country has lately witnessed a steady increase in the number of confirmed cases, particularly in Maputo.

    Nearly 137,000 people have been tested for coronavirus so far with almost 8,600 confirmed cases. There have been 59 deaths and 5,205 recoveries.

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