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  1. Police seize Nigeria football headquarters
  2. Internet 'blocked' in Chad
  3. 'Deadly' building collapse in Uganda's capital
  4. Turkish ship hijacked off West Africa coast
  5. Taiwan accuses China of 'abducting' people from Kenya
  6. Al-Shabab blast 'kills' children in Somalia
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  8. Email stories and comments to - Monday 11 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Naziru Mikailu and Farouk Chothia

All times stated are UK

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    That's all from BBC Africa Live today. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or checking the BBC News website.  

    A reminder of today's wise words:

    Quote Message: When you follow the path of your father, you learnt to walk like him. from Sent by Mule Evance, Juba, South Sudan
    Sent by Mule Evance, Juba, South Sudan

    Click here to send us your African proverbs. 

    And we leave you with this photo of 23-year-old mechanic Rumbidzai Mlambo working  on a bicycle in a converted shipping container workshop in South Africa's Cape Town city: 

    23-year-old bicycle mechanic Rumbidzai Mlambo works on a bicycle in a converted shipping container workshop that is the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) centre in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 11 April 2016
  2. Fifa threatens to ban Nigeria

    Oluwashina Okeleji

    BBC Sport

    Amaju Pinnick
    Image caption: Mr Pinnick was elected NFF head in September 2014

    World football governing Fifa has warned that Nigeria will be suspended from all football-related activities should Amaju Pinnick be removed as president of Nigeria's Football Federation (NFF).

    If last week's ruling by a court in Nigeria, that Mr Pinnick be replaced by Chris Giwa is implemented, it will amount to interference in the internal affairs of the NFF, Fifa said in a letter to Mr Pinnick. 

    “… the case would be brought to the highest authorities of Fifa for consideration of sanctions, including the suspension of the NFF,” the letter added. 

    Fifa says Mr Giwa's bid for the leadership of the NFF was dismissed by its highest judicial authority last May. 

    The crisis rocking the NFF has led to police taking over the main of office of the organisation in the capital, Abuja.

    See our 13:37 post for more details

  3. African tradition on display in India

    The BBC's Christian Parkinson is in the Indian state of Gujarat making a film about the African community in the country.  

    African community in India

    He sent us these photos of members of India's Sidi community preparing for a traditional African dance.

    African community in India

    The community is made up descendants of Africans who came to India as warriors hundreds of years ago.  

  4. Valencia suspend Algeria's Feghouli

    Algeria international Sofiane Feghouli

    Algeria international Sofiane Feghouli has been suspended by his Spanish club Valencia amid reports he refused to take part in a warm-down after Sunday's 2-1 win over Sevilla.

    "Valencia have opened a disciplinary procedure involving player Sofiane Feghouli," the club said on Monday.

    Read more on the story here

  5. Ghana cleric 'appeals for tighter security'

    Nigerian pastor TB Joshua speaks during a New Year's memorial service for the South African relatives of those killed in a building collapse at his Lagos megachurch on December 31, 2014.
    Image caption: TB Joshua has a large following across the world

    A leading Christian cleric in Ghana has urged the security services not to act on the "back of prophecies" after popular televangelist TB Joshua alleged that Ghana and Nigeria risked "foreign attacks", Ghana's Joy FM news site reports.

    However, security agencies should put in place measures at border points to avert any possible attack, said Rev Opuni Frimpong, the general-secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana. 

    The Nigerian televangelist was quoted as telling members of his Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday to pray against the planned "foreign attacks" on the two West African states. 

    "The attack will come not in a local way. So please open your lips and pray for these two nations for protection,” he is quoted as telling worshippers.

  6. SA judge calls for ethical leadership

    South Africa's new Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng gives a press conference in Pretoria on September 8, 2011
    Image caption: The chief justice is known to be fiercely independent

    South Africa's top judge has been speaking about the importance of ethical leadership at a conference in the main city Johannesburg - some two weeks after he delivered a damning judgement against President Jacob Zuma, ruling that he breached the constitution by failing to repay government money used to upgrade his private residence. 

    “If there ever was a time to embrace ethical leadership, stop spinning, stop manipulating, stop relaying on our supporters or sympathisers to do wrong knowing that our own doing will be covered up in some way, that time is now,” Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is quoted as saying by South Africa's Eyewitness News.

    But he dismissed suggestions that only African leaders behaved unethically, as a BBC correspondent in Johannesburg tweets: 

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  7. Uganda building collapse death toll rises

    Patience Atuhaire

    BBC Africa, Kampala

    The number of people killed in the building collapse in Uganda's capital, Kampala, has risen to three, local media is reporting. 

    Rescue workers are still trying to get access to the basement of the building to see if there are more people trapped.

    Seven people have already been pulled out alive.

    Uganda building collapse
  8. 'Internet down' in Chad

    The internet remains mysteriously cut in Chad's capital, a day after President Idriss Deby contested elections to extend his 26-year rule, AFP news agency reports. 

    Mobile internet was suspended from Sunday morning, while fixed Internet went out in the evening in N'Djamena, and text messages could not be sent over the local phone network, it reports. 

    The online blackout, which occurred without official explanation, was preventing discussion about how the election had gone, AFP adds.

    Twelve candidates ran against Mr Deby, who seized power in a coup in 1990. 

    Women casts her vote at a polling station in the street in N"dajmena on April 10, 2016
  9. Africa's economic woes

    A journalist with Reuters news agency has been tweeting about the bleak economic outlook for Africa:

  10. Court victory for Nigeria's ex-security advisor

    Dasuki (R) with lawyer
    Image caption: Mr Dasuki (R) denies corruption charges

    Nigeria's former security adviser Sambo Dasuki has achieved a legal victory over government after a regional court agreed to hear a case he brought against what he says is his unlawful detention. 

    The court of the West African regional bloc Ecowas rejected the government's objections to it hearing the case, at a sitting in Nigeria's capital, Abuja. 

    "In our opinion, what Dasuki brought before us as a case is an issue for the enforcement of his fundamental rights to liberty." said Judge Friday Chijoke Nwoke, AFP news agency reports. 

    Mr Dasuki, on trial in Nigeria for fraud in connection with the alleged looting of millions of dollars from arms contracts, has been detained since December despite being granted bail.

    He has denied any wrongdoing.   

    He was former President Goodluck Jonathan's security adviser, and is the most high-profile member of his administration to be charged since former military ruler Mohammadu Buhari took power in elections almost a year ago with a pledge to fight corruption.

  11. Buhari arrives in China

    Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in the Chinese capital, Beijing, for the start of a five-day visit to the country.

    He is expected to meet with China's President Xi Jinping and sign a series of trade and investment deals.

    Nigeria's foreign minister has tweeted a photo of Mr Buhari being welcomed by his Chinese hosts:

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  12. Equatorial Guinea expelled from 2020 Olympics qualifiers

    Equatorial Guinea's women's football team have been expelled from the 2020 Olympics preliminary qualifying competition by Fifa after one of its players presented different birth dates.

    Camila Maria do Carmo Nobre de Oliveira used two passports with different birth dates and two birth certificates showing different parental information, the world governing body said in a statement.

    De Oliveira played in the preliminary competition of the 2016 Olympics.

    Equatorial Guinea Football Association has been fined $40,000 (£28,000), it added.

    De Oliveira has also been fined £1,475 and banned for 10 matches.

  13. Egypt to give Saudi Arabia two Red Sea islands

    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Opposition politicians and activists in Egypt have condemned President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's decision to hand over two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

    Egypt said that technical work on the two countries' maritime boundary had shown that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir were within Saudi territorial waters.

    Prominent lawyer and veteran rights activist, Khaled Ali, said that he would file a court case against the proposed handover.

    In a post on Facebook , he called on legal experts, historians and geographers to help him research the case, Aljazeera news reports.

    The decision was announced on Sunday at the end of Saudi King Salman's five-day visit to Cairo.

  14. Zimababwe rhino 'put down'

    Veterinary surgeons in Zimbabwe have been forced to put down a rhino, which featured in a wildlife television series, after it was shot by poachers, AFP news agency reports. 

    It quotes a spokeswoman for the Zimbabwe wildlife authority as saying that the eight-year-old rhino survived the wounds for nearly a week, but at the weekend surgeons took the "very painful'' decision to euthanize her. 

    The rhino named Ntombi featured in the television series Karina: Wild On Safari.


    A black male rhinoceros is seen at a game farm in Malelane 30 September 2004. South Africa will ask the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at a meeting that opened 02 October 2004 in Bangkok to be granted an annual hunting quota of 10 black rhino
    Image caption: Poachers target rhinos for their horns
  15. Survivor rescued

    Our correspondent has been tweeting from the site of the building which has fallen down near Makerere University in Uganda's capital, Kampala:

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  16. Rescue workers urge crowd to move

    Patience Atuhaire

    BBC Africa, Kampala


    Crowds have gathered at the site of the collapsed building in Makerere, a surburb of Uganda's capital. 

    Rescue workers are pleading with them to move back. 

  17. Uganda building collapse video

    Our correspondent has tweeted a video from the site of the building which has collapsed near the main university in Uganda's capital, Kampala:

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  18. Body recovered from Uganda collapse

    Patience Atuhaire

    BBC Africa, Kampala

    Site of building

    At least one body has been recovered after a building collapsed in a suburb in Uganda's capital, Kampala, eyewitnesses have told me.

    Seven people have been pulled out alive from beneath the rubble, the eyewitness added.  

  19. Uganda 'casualties' after building collapses

    More tweets have been coming in on the collapse of a building in a suburb of Uganda's capital, Kampala:

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  20. Pirates 'hijack' Turkish ship off Nigeria coast

    Pirates off the coast of Nigeria have attacked a Turkish cargo ship, kidnapping six crew members in a region which has seen increasing piracy in recent years, a Turkish maritime news agency reports. 

    The Deniz News Agency said among those abducted were the ship's mechanical engineer, electrician and navigator. 

    The ship is owned by Kaptanogul Shipping, which told the news agency that both the kidnapped crew, and those who remained on the ship, were "in good health". 

     It was unclear how many crew members were aboard the M/T Puli, which was carrying chemicals, when it was attacked, AFP news agency reports. 

    A ship tracking agency has been tweeting about it: 

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