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    Video caption: Revelry and protests as Spanish bull festival returns

    The annual event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to coronavirus restrictions.

  2. Acclaimed Zimbabwe author challenges arrest warrant

    Joice Etutu

    BBC News, Nairobi

    Tsitsi Dangarembga
    Image caption: Tsitsi Dangarembga denies that she incited violence against the government

    Renowned Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga is planning to challenge an arrest warrant after she failed to appear in court over a charge of incitement to violence.

    Dangarembga told the BBC that she missed the late June court appearance because of a medical condition.

    The charge relates to anti-government protests that had been reportedly planned in 2020, but the novelist denies accusations that she incited violence against the government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

    The author of award-winning books Nervous Conditions and This Mournable Body has spent the last year tutoring aspiring writers across Africa.

    She's been telling them about the importance of creativity on the continent - that “the problems we have need to be solved by new ideas".

    "Writing is an act of bravery, it’s an act which requires courage," she added.

    Dangarembga says she trusts the Zimbabwean justice system to do its job when it rules on her case.

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    Video caption: Former cameraman Peter Jouvenal speaks following release

    Former cameraman Peter Jouvenal was held by the Taliban for six months.

  4. Mozambique appreciates Italy's help in insurgency fight

    Jose Tembe

    BBC News, Maputo

    Filipe Nyusi and Sergio Materrulla
    Image caption: Visiting Italian President Sergio Mattarella (L) and his host President Felipe Nyusi at a banquet last night

    Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has thanked his Italian counterpart for the training his troops have received in the fight against Islamist insurgents in the country's northernmost region.

    “We would like to express, Mr Sergio Mattarella, our deep gratitude to Italy, which is part of the European Union's military training mission," Mr Nyusi said in a speech last night at a banquet honouring the Italian president.

    In his remarks, Mr Mattarella said Italy would also offer technical and scientific training to help Mozambique explore hydrocarbons.

    Italian energy company ENI has been doing natural gas exploration in the Cabo Delgado province, which has been severely disrupted by militant activities since 2017.

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    Video caption: DRC: What’s causing the conflict?

    Violence in the eastern part of the DR Congo has escalated in recent months, reporter Joice Etutu explains why.

  6. Search on for Tigray flood victims as 10 buried

    Line Tsigab

    BBC Tigrinya

    Guesh Aregay was one of the survivors
    Image caption: Guesh Aregay said he was the only one to have survived out of 25 people in the market

    Residents of a town in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region are still searching for missing bodies after heavy rain and flooding killed at least 10 people last week.

    Residents of Selekleka town, in north-west Tigray, say the search is continuing amid fears that the death toll could rise.

    Teame Woldegebriel, a resident of the town, told the BBC that the 10 bodies recovered had already been buried.

    He said the town had been swamped and “many people” swept away in the 26 June incident.

    “[The flood] destroyed shops at the market site. Everyone there was also swept away by the floods. There are others whose bodies haven’t been found,’’ Mr Teame said.

    Other residents told the BBC that the heavy floods had destroyed homes, markets and crops.

    Guesh Aregay said he was the only one to have survived out of the dozens of people who were at the Selekleka market during the flooding incident.

    “We were 25 people together. I’m the only survivor, the rest were swept away by the flood. Two mothers who were here in the market were swept away with their children.

    He said though he had survived, he lost 80,000 birr ($1,530; £1,280).

    “Now I don’t have anything, I’m just on an empty stomach,” he said.

    Tadelech Gela told the BBC that her home was swamped while she was in and had lost all her belongings. She said was rescued by nearby forces but now had nothing to eat.

    The residents say many of them had been displaced from their homes but there was no-one who had come to offer help.

    Tigray authorities have not responded to the BBC’s queries on the matter.