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  1. Ex-Malawian cabinet minister jailed for five years

    Peter Jegwa

    Lilongwe, Malawi

    The High Court in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, has handed an influential former cabinet minister, Uladi Mussa, a five-year sentence for the abuse of his office.

    Mussa had been arrested for his role in aiding foreign nationals fraudulently acquire a Malawian passport and citizenship when he served as home affairs minister under former President Joyce Banda.

    Three former immigration officers who were charged alongside Mussa have also been handed prison sentences of between three and six years.

    Mussa is a former MP who had served in various cabinet portfolios under four different presidents.

    Soon after today’s ruling heavily armed police officers warded off journalists who were attempting to seek the ex-minister’s reaction before he was taken to prison, but his lawyer Paul Maulidi said he would appeal against both the conviction and the sentence.

    In July last year, the US Government imposed a travel ban against the arrested former minister citing what they termed “credible information connecting Mussa to corruption”.

  2. 'We thought we had more time with him'

    BBC OS

    People in the streets in the dark
    Image caption: Oke Obi-Enadhuze is believed to have been killed on Tuesday evening

    Many people in Nigeria are using the hashtag #RIPOke to pay tribute to Oke Obi-Enadhuze, a young man allegedly killed during protests this week.

    Photos and videos showing the moments following his death have been circulating on social media.

    BBC OS on World Service radio has been hearing from Lola, a close friend of Oke’s.

    “He was a really talented product designer,” she said. “He was also the most reliable person I had in my life. He was always there to talk.

    “He’s not the kind of person who deserved this. I think that’s why everybody is so shocked. I’m shocked beyond words. We thought we had more time with him.”

    You can listen to the OS programme here.

  3. Tanzania: 300 militants crossed over from Mozambique

    Aboubakar Famau

    BBC News, Dodoma

    Map of Tanzania and Mozambique

    Police in Tanzania have confirmed that more than 300 armed men from Mozambique raided a village in southern Tanzania, killing a number of locals.

    It is the first time the Tanzanian authorities have publicly acknowledged the presence militants from Mozambique in the country.

    Northern Mozambique is in the grip of a militant Islamist insurgency that has claimed more than 1,500 lives.

    Last week, it was widely reported that conflict had spilled into Tanzania, with a number of villagers killed and on Thursday, the head of Tanzania's police acknowledged this.

    Inspector General Simon Sirro said 300 "terrorists" attacked a village in Mtwara region.

    He said that Tanzanians were among the attackers and added that they were arrested before they could flee back to Mozambique.

    “We will continue to confront [the attackers] until we are able to trace their network,” he said in a statement.

    The Tanzanian government had previously declined to comment on the incident.

    The insurgency in Mozambique is now in its third year and the government in Maputo is struggling to contain it.

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  4. A day of fear and violence in Nigeria

    Mayeni Jones

    BBC News, Lagos

    Burnt out car

    There’s been a breakdown in law and order in Nigeria following the shooting of peaceful protesters on Tuesday.

    The incident which took place in the Lagos suburb of Lekki has drawn international outrage.

    Businesses, police stations and administrative buildings have been looted and torched.

    Lagos is usually a bustling city with round-the-clock traffic, but it has been brought to a standstill.

    Its affluent business districts are eerily quiet.

    Burnt tyres smoulder on residential streets and people walk with their hands up to show they’re not armed.

    There are informal roadblocks set up by groups of young men, and official ones manned by the police, enforcing a 24-hour curfew.

    Yet vandals have still managed to move freely enough to cause havoc.

    In the oldest part of the city, a high court has gone up in flames.

    We find somebody’s charred will, and cars seized by the court having been burnt to a crisp.

    Neighbours told us that neither the security forces nor the fire service came, as the 70-year-old building burnt overnight.

    On television this morning, the governor of Lagos admitted he hadn’t been able to reach President Buhari since the shootings.

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Nigeria’s police minister: Security forces not involved in shootings

    Nigeria’s Police Minister Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi denies security forces shot dead protesters.

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