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The BBC's Africa correspondent, Andrew Harding, investigates Baba Jukwa - the Facebook character causing a stir in Zimbabwean politics
France is set to begin the first major stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out the north.
A pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the town tells the BBC.
China has offered soldiers to the new UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, expected to deploy to the West African nation before July, UN officials say.
Mali's Football Federation will report national team coach Patrice Carteron to Fifa for breaking his contract to join TP Mazembe. BBC Sport
Togo coach Didier Six threatens to resign unless the country's football federation pays him $128,000 he says he is owed. BBC Sport
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