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  1. #EndSars: Nigerian police chief says 102 died in protest

    Chris Ewokor

    BBC News, Abuja

    Some residents look through a destroyed property during the Inspector General Police visit to Lagos on November 3, 2020.
    Image caption: The aftermath of the October protest has been visited by investigators

    Nigeria’s police chief says 102 people died, including 37 policemen during the #EndSARS anti police brutality protests in October.

    He also said 196 people were seriously injured.

    The Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu gave the new figures of casualties at a meeting with state governors and regional leaders of some southern Nigeria states in Port Harcourt.

    These latest figures, which are higher than previous numbers announced by officials, have not been independently verified.

    It is also not clear if these figures include those believed to have been killed when the army opened fire on unarmed protesters in the wealthy Lagos suburb of Lekki.

    Mr Adamu has also said that 136 police rifles were stolen during the period.

    #EndSars protesters took to the streets across Nigeria for nearly two weeks calling for the scrapping of a notorious police unit over alleged abuses.

    Mr Adamu however said that the primary objective of the protest was to affect regime change.

  2. Mozambique seeks Portugal's help for Covid-19 vaccine

    Jose Tembe

    BBC News, Maputo

    People queue at a cash-based food assistance site for displaced people in Cabo Delgado province
    Image caption: The two leaders also spoke about insecurity in the north

    Mozambique has asked its former coloniser, Portugal, to guarantee immediate access to the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as it becomes available on the world market.

    President Filipe Nyusi made the request to Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa on Tuesday through a phone conversation.

    Mr Costa agreed, according to a press release from the Mozambican presidency.

    “The Portuguese prime minister made his country available to support Mozambique in this universal battle, both within the European Union and in bilateral cooperation,” said the statement.

    Mr Costa also encouraged Mr Nyusi to continue with the measures put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

  3. Algerians concerned about 'missing' president

    Ahmed Rouaba

    BBC News

    Abdelmadjid Tebboune
    Image caption: President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was flown to Germany in late October

    Algerians on social media have started asking questions about their president who was last seen in public almost a month ago.

    President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was flown to Germany in late October for treatment following after he caught coronavirus.

    Since then very little has been revealed to the public about his condition which has fuelled speculation and concern in the country.

    For many Algerians, Mr Tebboune’s situation is reminiscent of a troubling situation when former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was hit by a stroke in 2013 and had to stay for months in a French hospital.

    He never fully recovered from his illness and was forced to resign years later.

    In a brief statement the president’s office said last week that "the president had completed the Covid-19 treatment protocol" but fell short of indicating the date of his return home.

    Local pro-government newspapers speak however about an imminent return of the president after completing treatment in Germany.

    His hospitalisation prevented Mr Tebboune from taking part in the referendum on 1 November to amend the constitution.

    The vote was marred by the lowest turnout in decades.

  4. DR Congo ex-presidential aide falls sick in jail

    Emery Makumeno

    BBC News, Kinshasa

    Vital Kamerhe
    Image caption: Kamerhe was sentenced to 20 years hard labour for corruption

    A top former aide to the Democratic Republic of Congo's President Félix Tshisekedi has fallen sick in jail and may need treatment abroad, according to a government minister.

    Vital Kamerhe was sentenced to 20 years' hard labour in June after facing charges of embezzling almost $50m (£39m) of public funds.

    President Tshisekedi has not replaced him as chief of staff.

    Kamerhe remains the most high-profile figure to be convicted of corruption in the country. He was admitted to hospital in August.

    "I have come to see for myself. I can tell you that he is seriously ill, he needs proper treatment and [the state of] his health may require sending him abroad for better care,” Justice Minister Bernard Takahishe told journalists on Tuesday.

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    Video caption: New Zealand whale stranding: 145 animals die on Stewart Island

    It was not possible to save the two pods of pilot whales that washed up on the beach.

  6. SA leader condemns attacks on foreign lorry drivers

    South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the recent spate of attacks on foreign drivers that has seen dozens of lorries torched or damaged.

    Groups representing lorry drivers have been holding demonstrations to protest against the hiring of foreign drivers.

    On Tuesday police in Gauteng, South Africa's financial hub, arrested of some of those allegedly involved in the attacks.

    President Ramaphosa said the "mindless and bloody lawlessness" can not be tolerated.

    He directed the ministers in charge of transport and labour to investigate the attacks and submit a report.

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) southern Africa director, Dewa Mavhinga, has termed the attacks as xenophobic and shared a video of torched lorries.

  7. Kenya's president explains why he quit Twitter

    Uhuru Kenyatta

    Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he closed his personal Twitter account because of insults.

    Mr Kenyatta on Wednesday said he would get angered by the insults on Twitter and couldn't sleep.

    "I would rather talk to my wife and sleep and wake up in the morning to work," he said in Swahili.

    The head of state's personal twitter account had more than three million followers but it was deactivated and his administration now uses a State House account, which has around one million followers.

    The communication team did not at the time reveal the reason for deactivating the president's account.

    Kenyans on Twitter are known for expressing themselves on the platform often leading to online fights with tweeters from other countries.

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    Video caption: Nigeria: Mark Angel Comedy YouTube star Emmanuella built a house for her parents

    Nigerian comedy star Emmanuella Samuel used her YouTube earnings to build a house for her parents.

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    Video caption: Storm Nivar brings even more rain for India's already waterlogged south eastern coasts

    Severe Cyclonic Storm Nivar is intensifying, bringing destructive storm surges around a metre above normal tide levels. Helen Willetts reports

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