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Summary

  1. Kenya's president says Africa should "give up aid"
  2. Ghana FA facing audit over "missing money"
  3. Al-Shabab says it has killed 30 Ethiopian soldiers in Somalia

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By Clare Spencer and Damian Zane

All times stated are UK

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  1. Scroll down for Friday’s stories

    That's all from the BBC Africa Live page this week. Listen to the Africa Today podcast and keep up-to-date with stories from across the continent on the BBC News website.

    Today's wise words: "When they wish to eat a vulture, they call it a guinea fowl." An Ethiopian proverb sent by Yibekal Abebe Tessema, Zurich, Switzerland.

    Click here to send us your African proverbs.

    We leave you with this image from Africa's week in pictures of a man relaxing in the River Nile outside Sudan's capital, Khartoum

    A young man lies in the cooling shallow waters of the first cataract of the River Nile outside Khartoum, Sudan (photo released 10 June 2015)
  2. Call for aid worker release

    The UN in Libya has called for the immediate release of three Libyan aid workers abducted last week.

    It fears that this could have an impact on the distribution of "much-needed humanitarian assistance," a UN statement says.

    The three were abducted in al-Shwayrif, 400km south of Tripoli.

  3. S Sudan spend on soldiers

    Journalist Martin Plaut criticises South Sudan's government spending priorities.

  4. Africans buying up London

    When it comes to buying up London's super-expensive properties, forget the Russians and Chinese.

    Africans are increasingly getting in on the act.

    It's led satirist Ikenna Azuike to give the story the What's Up Africa treatment, fake moustache included.

    "I bought the whole street" in a speech bubble
  5. Football in unexpected places

    Ibrahima Camara
    Image caption: Ibrahima Camara, a Senegalese forward at home in the Faroes

    As a youngster, Ibrahima Camara played for one of Senegal's biggest clubs, Diaraf. Like many African players, he dreamed of Europe.

    "Never the Faroe Islands," he says. But that's where he has been playing professional football for the last six years.

    The islands form an isolated archipelago half way between the UK and Iceland.

    The BBC's Owen Amos writes that his story reveals much about the shrinking world of modern football, where players will go anywhere - even 62 degrees north - for a contract.

  6. Libya update

    Rana Jawad

    BBC News, Tunis

    The armed group that attacked the Tunisian consulate in Tripoli had no links to the authorities which are in charge of the city, a spokesman for the Tunisian government has told me.

    Essam al-Naas said that the armed men came in "seven normal cars and one van". He also confirmed that 10 people had been taken hostage.

  7. Ethiopia 'world's fastest growing economy'

    The website Business Insider has named Ethiopia as the fastest growing economy in the world.

    It says the government have made a push to get people making money from things aside from agriculture.

    Other African countries to feature in the list of 13 fastest growing economies include Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda.

    Construction
    Image caption: Addis Ababa has been experiencing a construction boom
  8. Somali kidnap arrest in Canada

    Canadian police have arrested a Somali man for his role in the kidnapping of two foreign journalists, including a Canadian, reports the AP news agency.

    They were held in Somalia for more than 15 months before being freed nearly seven years ago.

    The pair were released in November 2009 after a reported $700,000 (£450,000) ransom was paid.

    Police Assistant Commissioner James Malizia suggested the man was targeted in an undercover operation in Somalia and lured to Canada before being arrested.

  9. Star turn in South Africa

    We've mentioned the criticism of actress Angelina Jolie at the AU summit in South Africa, but she was a star attraction.

    She has been talking about violence against women in conflict.

    Kenya's Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed tweeted this picture:

    Kenyan foreign minister

    And Ethiopia's foreign ministry tweeted this picture of Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom meeting the actress:

    Jolie and Ethiopia's foreign minister
  10. Backlash against Angelina

    Not everyone is impressed with US actor Angelina Jolie giving a speech about rape during war at the African Union summit.

  11. 'Not clear' which group

    The BBC reporter in Tunisia is saying that there are no details yet over who may have attacked the Tunisian consulate in Tripoli:

  12. No shirts for game

    BBC sports reporter Oluwashina Okeleji links to an article claiming Chad's football team didn't have kits for the Africa Cup Nations qualifying match after their luggage went missing in transit.

  13. Tunisian consulate attacked in Tripoli

    An armed group has attacked the Tunisian consulate in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, taking 10 people hostage.

    The Tunisian ministry of foreign affairs described this as a "blatant attack" on Tunisia's sovereignty.

  14. King of ping pong

    Let us introduce you to Africa's best table tennis star:

    Aruna Qadri

    Nigerian Aruna Qadri has also been crowned the best table tennis player in the world.

    BBC News went to film him train. We found out he doesn't just build up arm strength but focuses a lot of his legs.

  15. Boko Haram 'attack on motorbikes'

    News has emerged that more than 35 people have been killed in attacks on villages in the north-east of Nigeria.

    The attacks took place earlier this week but it is only now that details are coming out.

    Residents and a military source have told news agencies that the attackers, who some identified as Boko Haram militants, arrived on motorbikes.

    They "opened fire on the crowd at the well where they killed around 16 people," a resident of one of the villagers told the AFP news agency.

    Regional leaders announced the formation of a joint military force to tackle Boko Haram on Thursday.

    Muhammadu Buhari
    Image caption: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will "crush" Boko Haram
  16. Backstage pass at fashion week

    Models are strutting down the catwalk at the Dakar fashion week at the moment.

    The BBC's Laeila Adjovi went peeking backstage before the start of the first show in a night club in the Senegalese capital.

    She caught model Eva taking a last selfie before going on stage.

    Eva taking a selfie

    And out the front on the catwalk, she snapped Adama Ndiaye's design.

    Model in white dress

    The Senegalese US-based designer started Dakar fashion week which is in its 13th edition.

  17. Ghana football 'should be audited'

    Ghana's government has called for a "forensic audit" of the country's football body over allegations of missing World Cup campaign funds.

    It says there is an unexplained $1m (£640,000) hole in the Ghana Football Association's (GFA) finances.

    The GFA denies the allegations, saying there was no corruption ahead of the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Read the BBC News story for more.

    Ghana fan
  18. Amnesty researchers 'expelled'

    Rana Jawad

    BBC News, Tunis

    Moroccan authorities have expelled two researchers from the advocacy group Amnesty International.

    They were there to examine the treatment of illegal migrants and asylum-seekers in Morocco, one of the region's main transit points for migrants hoping to reach Europe.

    Amnesty has condemned the expulsion and says officials had assured them they could visit without prior authorization.

    The ministry of interior say the researchers were deported because officials had asked them to postpone their work until both parties agreed to it.

    Would-be migrants line up outside the police station to register on the Spanish enclave of Melilla
    Image caption: Many would-be migrants try to use the two Spanish enclaves in Morocco to gain access to Europe
  19. AU's third-term concern

    A top African Union official has spoken out against third terms for presidents, reports the Bloomberg news agency.

    The AU commissioner for political affairs Aisha Laraba Abdullahi told reporters on the sidelines of the AU summit in Johannesburg that "we want to discourage the bid for the third term.

    "The third-term bid remains a major source of concern with our African leaders," she added.

    President Pierre Nkurunziza
    Image caption: Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's third-term bid has led to weeks of street protests
  20. Portable president

    BBC Africa's Zenaida Machado spotted this picture of a signing ceremony in Mozambique.

    A local administrator is signing a register to say that the country's peace torch has visited his town.

    The president was not there, but someone helpfully provided his portrait.

  21. Angelina Jolie speaks at AU summit

    BBC Afrique Journalist Sophie Ribstein is tweeting key points from US actor Angelina Jolie's speech to the African Union summit in South Africa

    And the AU commission head Nkosozana Dlamini Zuma is encouraging women to include men in changing the situation:

  22. Social media minister

    South Africa's Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula is well known for his Twitter presence, but it looks like he has now adopted another social media tool: Snapchat.

    It appears he has joined in with the African Union golf theme.

  23. The cost of reliable power

    Lerato Pooe and Henning Holm

    When the power goes out, it can mean you miss a deadline with a client. And that could be the last deal you do with them.

    That's what fashion designer Lerato Pooe told BBC Africa Business Report almost happened to her.

    In South Africa it is a common concern for small businesses. Power rationing - also called load shedding - has been going on for months.

    One way to get reliable power is to produce your own solar and wind energy.

    But to live completely off the grid would cost a typical South African home $20-$30,000 says architect Henning Holm.

  24. Ebola curfew

    Sierra Leonean journalist Umaru Fofana reminds us people are still fighting against the spread of Ebola in his country.

  25. Burundi poll boycott

    A group of 17 opposition parties in Burundi has agreed to boycott next month's elections, saying they will not be free and fair.

    The opposition says President Pierre Nkurunziza should not be allowed to seek a third term in office.

    They also demand a further delay - a position supported by regional leaders.

    Burundi has been hit by street protests and a failed coup since President Nkurunziza announced in April that he would seek re-election.

    Demonstrators opposed to a third term for President Nkurunziza march before army soldiers shot in the air to disperse the protest, in the rural area of Mugongomanga, east of the capital Bujumbura
  26. Al-Shabab 'kill 30' AU soldiers

    Islamist militants al-Shabab say they have killed 30 Ethiopian African Union troops in central Somalia.

    People in Jame'o village said they heard heavy weapons fire in the fierce fighting between the two sides. There has been no word so far from the Ethiopian troops.

    Al-Shabab has been driven out of many Somali towns, but controls much of the surrounding countryside.

  27. Winners and losers

    BBC Monitoring

    Kenyan front pages

    Kenya's main newspapers have led with reaction to Thursday's budget. The cost of living is due to rise with tax increases on fuel, alcohol, rental income and certain categories of beer.

    The Standard newspaper referred to it as the "painful budget", but the Daily Nation says that the budget will raise more money for security, one of the big concerns in the country at the moment.

  28. Zimbabwe's long journey

    Steve Vickers

    BBC News, Harare

    Zimbabwe's national football team are finally on their way to Malawi for a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

    The team refused to fly yesterday demanding to be paid their appearance fees before they left.

    They have instead now boarded a bus bound for Blantyre and are not due to arrive by midnight, that is just 14 hours before their match is due to kick-off.

    It is not clear whether they players received the money before they left.

  29. Holiday in parts of Nigeria

    Screen grab

    Nigerians in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Osun states are on holiday today, 12 June, marking the day when Moshood Abiola is believed to have won the 1993 presidential election, but the military government annulled the result.

    The Nigeria Watch newspaper says that it is an "iconic day for democracy in the country" celebrating a man who fought for democracy which the country enjoys today.

  30. 'Give up aid'

    It is time the continent gave up foreign aid, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

    In a statement released on Twitter ahead of this weekend's African Union summit he says that "foreign aid precludes progress" and "is not an acceptable basis for prosperity and freedom".

    Kenyatta tweet

    Government expenditure in some African countries is heavily dependent on overseas assistance.

  31. Kenyan tourism nosedives

    The number of tourists visiting Kenya has fallen by 25% in the first five months of this year, says the Kenya Tourism Board.

    Tourism, which is Kenya's second biggest foreign exchange earner after tea, has been badly hit by attacks by Islamist militants.

    Bloomberg says Kenya will increase spending on security in an effort to woo back foreign visitors.

    Dhow
    Image caption: Traditional dhows sailing in the Lamu archipelago used to be a tourist attraction
  32. Let the rich countries fund AU

    BBC Monitoring

    "Who pays their AU fees on time?" South Africa's Mail & Guardian newspaper website asks in an infographic that names African Union members who do not pay their AU dues on time.

    South Africa, Angola, Nigeria and Algeria are all doing well, but Egypt, Libya, Sudan and Cameroon are all struggling to pay, the Mail and Guardia says.

    The newspaper says the AU's funding problems stem partly from international partners not paying the full amount they pledged and adds AU member countries are not all paying their dues on time or at all.

    AU heads of state are meeting in South Africa this weekend.

  33. Teachers refuse to return

    Teachers who fled north-eastern Kenya scared of possible attacks by Islamist militants al-Shabab are still refusing to return.

    The BBC's Bashkas Jugsodaay explained on Newsday that 60% of teachers are not from the area and when they went home for holidays, most refused to return. He was told about 2,000 teachers have fled and almost half the schools are closed.

    He says civil servants have also fled the area.

    People sing as they attend a memorial concert at the "Freedom Corner" in memory of the Garissa university students who were killed by gunmen in Kenya"s capital Nairobi
    Image caption: There have been fears of insecurity since April's attack in Garissa
  34. Origin of donated penis

    The surgeon who performed the world's first penile transplant has been talking more about the fact that the patient is now an expectant father.

    Andre van der Merwe told the BBC's Newsday programme that he did not think that the patient would be infertile but never expected that his girlfriend would conceive just two months after the operation.

    Andre van der Merwe
    Image caption: Andre van der Merwe was part of a team that carried out the operation

    Mr van der Merwe said that he would like to do similar operations in the future and he clarified where the organ came from.

    The donor in this case was a victim of a car accident and his family gave consent for a multi-organ donation including the penis.

  35. Ivory Coast's painful defeat

    Cynthia Djohore (L) of Ivory Coast reacts after loosing to Thailand during the FIFA Women"s World Cup 2015 group B match between Thailand and Ivory Coast in Ottawa

    The picture says it all. Ivory Coast have lost their second match in a row at the Women's World Cup after going down 3-2 to Thailand.

    But few may be feeling worse than Ines Nrehy who missed an open goal when the score was 1-1.

    Ivory Coast's Ines Nrehy

    Cameroon and Nigeria still have a chance of progressing to the knock-out stages.

  36. Presidents play golf

    This weekend's African Union heads of state meeting is teeing-off with a golf event. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was one of the first to go at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington golf club.

    Today has been labelled the Presidential Golf Day.

  37. Ghana FA 'should be investigated'

    Front page of Daily Graphic

    A proposed investigation into what happened to money that Ghana's Football Association received in the run-up to the World Cup in Brazil is the lead story in many of Ghana's newspapers.

    The Daily Graphic lists a series of payments for matches and World Cup preparations and it is now not clear where the money is.

  38. Zim dollar phased out

    Zimbabwe's central bank has announced it is phasing out its local currency. Even though it has not been used for a while, there are still Zimbabwe dollar notes around.

    The hyper-inflation of last decade means that this involves some pretty big numbers:

    Zimbabweans will be able to exchange bank accounts of up to 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars for $5. That's 175,000,000,000,000,000.

    This is a specimen of the last bank note printed by Zimbabwe. The Z$100 billion note was still not enough for a bus ticket.

    A 100 billion Zimbabwean dollar note
  39. Not just 'war, war, war'

    Five African countries have agreed to set up a joint military force led by Nigeria to fight the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

    The headquarters will be Chad's capital, N'Djamena.

    Regional presidents
    Image caption: The regional leaders have agrred to supply troops by July.

    But Nigeria's government says that tackling Boko Haram is not just going to be about "war, war, war".

    "Whatever the military is going to be doing is going to be supplemented by developmental projects to reduce poverty," presidential spokesman Garba Shehu told the BBC.

    "Poverty has links to the kinds of things we are witnessing in that region," he added.

  40. Wise words

    Today's African proverb: "When they wish to eat a vulture, they call it a guinea fowl." An Ethiopian proverb sent by Yibekal Abebe Tessema, Zurich, Switzerland.

    Click here to send your proverbs.

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    Welcome to the BBC Africa Live page where we'll be keeping you up to date with all the latest stories from around the continent.