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  1. Tanzania minister dismisses 'missing president' fears

    Tanzania's President John Magufuli
    Image caption: Sixty-one-year-old President Magufuli, nicknamed "The Bulldozer", is serving his second term in office

    Tanzania's justice minister has dismissed concerns about the whereabouts of President John Magufuli, who has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks.

    Mwigulu Nchemba said Mr Magufuli was not a TV presenter or leader of a jogging club so he didn't need to post selfies of himself every day.

    Exiled opposition leader Tundu Lissu told the BBC that according to his sources the president was being treated in hospital for coronavirus in Kenya.

    Another Tanzanian politician told Associated Press, on condition of anonymity for fear of a backlash, that he had spoken to people close to the president who said he was seriously ill and in hospital.

    The BBC has not been able to verify their reports independently.

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  2. Hotel Rwanda hero loses court appeal

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    Paul Rusesabagina
    Image caption: Paul Rusesabagina (front right) is accused of terrorism and murder

    The man portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about the Rwandan genocide has lost his appeal questioning the legality of his arrest last August.

    On Wednesday a Rwandan court said Paul Rusesabagina, 66, was tricked into coming to Rwanda and not kidnapped, and that the trial must continue.

    But Mr Rusesabagina had insisted he was kidnapped, and brought to Rwanda in a private jet by his friend Constantin Niyomwungere.

    Mr Niyomwungere, a fellow Belgian citizen, told the court he tricked Mr Rusesabagina into believing they were heading to Burundi's main city, Bujumbura, from Dubai.

    Mr Niyomwungere said he agreed to co-operate with Rwandan investigators to get a private jet for their trip, after he "believed Rusesabagina should face justice for his soldiers deadly attacks".

    Mr Rusesabagina is charged with terrorism based on attacks by FLN rebels on Rwanda between 2018 and 2019. The rebels are a military wing of the MRCD party, which Rusesabagina served as vice-president.

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  3. SA minister slams killing of bystander at student protest

    fire rubber bullets at students during a protest in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on March 10, 2021
    Image caption: Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse protesting students

    South Africa's Police Minister Bheki Cele says there can't be a "grain of explanation" to defend Wednesday's killing of a bystander as police dispersed protesting university students.

    The minister said "someone went crazy" during the protest in Johannesburg leading to the shooting.

    The victim, identified as Mthokozisi Ntumba, was shot while coming out of a clinic and died at the scene, according to media reports.

    Mr Cele visited the victim's family on Thursday and said the police watchdog had started an investigation.

    "He's a young man, even I saw his photo. He was working for the department of human settlement and had just gained his master's degree. He's a father of three, he's got a very young wife," he told journalists.

    "It's a sad situation to look at, it's something that you can't really even be able to live with as a human being."

    The minister also said accusations of police excesses when dealing with black populations were "becoming difficult to defend".

    Here's footage from his media briefing:

  4. Imbolo Mbue on new novel 'How Beautiful We Were'

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    Video caption: Cameroon's award-winning Imbolo Mbue on how her second book is inspired by people power

    Cameroon's award-winning novelist Imbolo Mbue on how her second book is inspired by people power.

  5. Kenya in 'third Covid wave' as infections rise

    A Kenyan health worker prepares to administer a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to her colleague
    Image caption: Kenya on Wednesday recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases this year

    Kenya's health minister, Mutahi Kagwe, has said the country is experiencing a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

    On Wednesday, the country recorded the highest number of coronavirus cases in a day so far this year after registering 713 positive cases.

    “The sheer number itself tells you the whole story, the positivity rate that we are announcing at around 14% is also the highest since the last phase in November,” Mr Kagwe said.

    The health ministry has also reported a rise in Covid-19 patients on ventilators in hospitals.

    "We are about to start another difficult period, but we can also overcome this period. It has taken a toll on us over the past year, and it is at this time that we can’t let our guard down."

    The health minister announced that together with other officials they will debate whether to increase or reduce the current measures to fight the virus.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the country on Covid-19 control measures on Friday.

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    Video caption: Myanmar nun: Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng explains her act of courage

    A catholic nun who kneeled in front of armed police in Myanmar speaks to BBC News.


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