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  1. Uganda lifts internet and social media restrictions

    Patricia Oyella

    BBC News, Kampala

    man using a computer

    The Ugandan government has announced the full restoration of internet and social media services.

    "We apologise for the inconveniences caused, but it was for the security of our country," Peter Ogwang, State Minister for ICT and National Guidance, tweeted.

    He added: "Let's be constructive, not destructive consumers/users of social media."

    The services were severely restricted on the eve of 14 January election.

    President Yoweri Museveni at the time accused social media companies of being arrogant and biased.

    The development comes as Facebook said it had shut down more than 200 accounts linked to the ruling party's campaign.

    The social media company alleged that the accounts were seeking to spread misinformation and to manipulate public debate ahead of the highly contested poll.

    Facebook said the accounts based in Uganda,targeted domestic audiences and relied on fake and duplicate accounts in order to make posts appear more popular than they actually were.

    The head of Facebook’s Global Threat Disruption, David Agranovich, said their investigation found evidence linking fake accounts directly to Uganda’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology.

    Facebook also removed a further 139 Instagram accounts.

    The accounts mostly shared content in support of President Museveni and his party, the National Resistance Movement.

    His closest challenger in the polls was musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine who was four years old when Mr Museveni seized power in 1986 after waging a guerrilla war.

    Mr Museveni secured a sixth term in the election but Bobi Wine is challenging the results in court alleging that there was widespread fraud.

    Read more: Uganda social media ban raises questions over regulation in Africa

  2. 'As Africans, we fight for everything we have'

    Kamaru Usman of Nigeria during a  UFC welterweight championship

    Kamaru Usman, also known as the Nigerian Nightmare, wants to be the Ultimate Fighting Championship's longest-reigning champion.

    He is king of the welterweight division in mixed-martial art's most famous and prestigious championship.

    He puts his belt on the line against a friend and former training partner, Brazilian Gilbert Burns on February 13.

    Though raised in the US, Kamaru was born in Nigeria, and he told BBC Africa he wants to represent his country and continent every time he steps into the octagon.

    "That's one thing we know how to do as Africans is fight, not just physically but fight for anything that we have, we have to earn," he said.

    Watch this interview on his fighting spirit:

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    Video caption: UFC Champion Kamaru Usman: 'I bleed Africa'
  3. Libya's interim government a 'milestone' - UN

    BBC World Service

    Libyan New Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah
    Image caption: Abdul Hamid Dbeibah was last week elected as the new prime minister

    The UN Security Council has unanimously welcomed the formation of an interim unity government in Libya, describing it "an important milestone".

    The transitional body, comprising a prime minister and a three-member presidential council, was agreed last week.

    It's intended to replace rival authorities in Tripoli and Benghazi.

    If all goes well, it will lead the country into elections this year.

    In a statement, the Security Council called for a comprehensive national reconciliation process.

    Libya has been beset by violence since forces backed by NATO overthrew its leader, Muammar Gaddafi, in 2011.

  4. Fresh twist in Somalia's proposed election talks

    Proposed talks on Somalia's delayed election have been thrown into confusion after the authorities in Puntland region, the suggested venue, said the negotiations should be held in the capital, Mogadishu.

    Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Tuesday invited federal states for talks next Monday in Puntland's Garowe town.

    But Puntland's President Said Abdullahi Deni has said Mogadishu is better placed as it will allow the "participation of foreign missions, political stakeholders and international partners".

    President Farmajo's office is yet to respond to Puntland's proposal.

    Talks between the government and federal states on how to proceed with elections collapsed last week..

    President Farmajo's term ended on Monday but a parliamentary resolution passed last year allows the president and parliament to remain in office until successors are elected.

  5. Athens lockdown and Spanish infections hit 3m: Latest across Europe

    A medical worker adjusts extra personal protective equipment (PPE) at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sotiria hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Athens
    Image caption: Infection rates in the Athens region have returned to levels last seen in November

    The Greek capital Athens is to go into hard lockdown tomorrow, with most shops shut and all schooling going online. Kindergartens and primary and secondary schools only reopened a couple of weeks ago, but Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says higher hospital admissions are putting a strain on the Greek health service.

    Spain has recorded another 766 deaths in 24 hours – the highest number since April – and the number of infections since the pandemic began has passed three million. The spike has been blamed on restrictions being eased over Christmas, but the weekly incidence rate has started to fall and more than two million Spaniards have been vaccinated. Key workers will start getting the Oxford-AstraZeneca drug, which Spain won’t be giving to over-55s, even though it’s been approved by the EU’s medical agency.

    German state leaders get together on video with Chancellor Angela Merkel with full expectation that they’ll prolong the country’s lockdown beyond 14 February. Infections are down to just over 8,000 a day but Baden-W├╝rttemberg state premier Winfried Kretschmann says no-one should expect “an orgy of opening”. Intensive care expert Gernot Marx says schools and daycare centres should remain shut because he says they’re a big channel for spreading infection.

    As soon as Italy gets a new government it’ll have to decide whether to extend a ban on travel between different regions, in place since December. Ministers will also have to decide whether to allow ski resorts to open. The regional travel ban expires on Monday and the man expected to lead the government, Mario Draghi, may not have been given parliamentary backing in time.

  6. Somalia's president refuses to leave post

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    Video caption: A federal government spokesman spoke to us on the matter.

    A federal government spokesman spoke to us on the matter.

  7. South Africa turns to Johnson & Johnson Covid jab

    BBC World Service

    Johnson and Johnson logo in this illustration taken, February 9, 2021

    The South African government has outlined its amended coronavirus immunisation plans.

    They were put on hold when a trial suggested that the AstraZeneca jabs which were due to be distributed were less effective against a local variant of the virus.

    Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said a Johnson and Johnson vaccine would be used to immunise health workers, even though it has yet to be approved in South Africa.

    He said it would be deployed as part of an implementation study.

    The minister said doses of the Pfizer vaccine had also been secured.

    He added that the authorities were considering selling doses of AstraZeneca vaccine the country had bought.

    "Why not sell the AstraZeneca ... well it's an option. We will consider it, ... first our scientists must tell us what to do with it," he told a news conference.

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