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  1. Uganda's leader in surprise cabinet appointments
  2. Nigeria's ex-president probed for corruption
  3. Current president to see ear specialist in London
  4. AU troops in Somalia arrested for selling military equipment
  5. Deadly protest in Kenya against electoral commission
  6. Boko Haram captures key key town in Niger

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By Clare Spencer and Farouk Chothia

All times stated are UK

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  1. Scroll down for Monday's stories

    We'll be back tomorrow

    That's all from the BBC Africa Live page 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: If you neglect a small pot, it will boil and quench the fire." from An Igbo proverb sent by Emeka Emmanuel, Ogidi, Nigeria.
    An Igbo proverb sent by Emeka Emmanuel, Ogidi, Nigeria.

    Click here to send us your African proverbs

    And we leave you with this picture from Senegal's capital Dakar:  

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  2. Giant ants crawl over dress at Dakar Fashion Week

    Senegal's capital Dakar is in the middle of its own fashion week - which wraps up on Wednesday.

    The BBC's Raissa Ioussouf has been at the catwalk shows all weekend - which included this see-through dress covered in giant ants by Moroccan designer Inass Saghdaoui:

    Model in a dress

    The designer wants to show that Morocco's fashion is not only about traditional clothing.

    Conversely Senegalese designer Bineta Sallsao's specialty is African print weaving: 

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    Women in dresses
  3. Boko Haram 'offensive' in Niger

    Nigerian troops
    Image caption: Regional forces have battled to defeat Boko Haram

    Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has retaken the town of Bosso in south-eastern Niger following overnight fighting with troops from Niger and Nigeria, the mayor of Bosso and a military source have said, Reuters news agency reports. 

    The group first captured the town near the border with Nigeria on Friday, killing 30 soldiers from Niger and two from Nigeria, Reuters reports. 

    Soldiers regained the town on Saturday, only for it to fall to the militants again, Niger's defence ministry was quoted as saying. 

    Read: The town that lost its girls

  4. Ugandan president's wife made education minister

    President Yoweri Museveni and Uganda's first lady, Janet (L) greet supporters at Kololo airstrip 15 December 2005 following his nomination at Namboole Stadium.

    Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has appointed a new cabinet, giving his wife a top post. 

    The BBC reporter in Kampala has been picking out the most surprising appointments:

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  5. Woman charged over 'IS-linked plot' in Kenya

    Police in Kenya have charged the wife of a medic suspected of planning an anthrax attack of being a member of the militant Islamic State (IS) group, the Associated Press news agency reports. 

    Nuseiba Mohammed Haji, wife of medical intern Mohammed Ali Abdi, is accused of being an accomplice in a foiled plan by IS-linked extremist medics to carry out an anthrax attack in Kenya. 

    Haji, a medical student extradited from Uganda, denied the charges when appearing before a magistrate in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. 

    Read: What does IS want? 

  6. 'Looters not protesters' shot in Kisumu

    Protestors burn a vehicle on June 06, 2016 in Kisumu, during demonstrations led by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD's) opposition party
    Image caption: Blockades were set up in the middle of Kisumu streets

    A spokesman for Kenya's  presidency has got in touch with us to dispute our previous reports on shootings in western Kenya's Kisumu city.

    Manoah Esipisu said that those shot were looters and not protesters. 

    He added that they had stormed and looted two supermarkets, barricaded roads and harassed motorists.

  7. Nigeria's ex-leader 'investigated for corruption'

    Goodluck Jonayhan
    Image caption: Mr Jonathan was widely praised for giving up power

    Nigeria's ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has said he has been investigated for corruption by his successor Muhammadu Buhari's government.

    "Of course, obviously, they investigated and I’ve been investigated,” he said in a Bloomberg Television interview. 

    He declined to say what the investigations might reveal, saying he wanted to leave Mr Buhari's government to do its job. 

    Mr Buhari has accused former government officials of stealing billions of dollars, but Mr Jonathan said his administration had done "very well" in curbing corruption.  

    Mr Jonathan denied Mr Buhari's claim that he left behind a "virtually empty treasury" when he left office last year. 

    “There’s no way he would have inherited an empty treasury. It’s not possible,” he said.  

    Mr Jonathan was succeeded by Mr Buhari last May. He was the first president to hand power voluntarily after losing elections. 

    Read: Profile of Jonathan

  8. Egypt police cancel metal band's 'satanic party'

    Guitarist Andreas Kisser of Sepultura performs onstage during Rock in Rio USA at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 9, 2015 in Las Vegas,

    Police shut down a “satanic party” in Egypt's capital Cairo featuring Brazilian death metal band Sepultura, reports IQ music news site.

    It goes on to say an Egyptian musician and concert promoter was arrested on Saturday night.

    But Septura goes only so only go as far as to say on Facebook that last weekend's show was cancelled due to "bureacratic unresolved issues". 

  9. Australia 'warn of SA terror attack'

    A South African journalist tweets:

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    We reported earlier that the US and the UK have warned of terror attacks in South Africa.

    South Africa has said their is no imminent danger of attack.

  10. Circus lions rescued from Columbia die

    Two lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and brought to a South African refuge in April have died, reports Reuters. 

    Animal Defenders International (ADI) said the lions, called Rapunzel and Kala, died from a botulism toxin to which most lions are resistant. 

    Other cats in the group were also exposed to the toxin but responded positively to treatment.   

    They were from a group of 33 rescued lions from South America:

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  11. What does today's proverb mean?

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    Image caption: Watch the pot

    Every day we share a proverb from a reader. But some days we need a little help with interpreting the wise words.

    Take today's wise words:

    Quote Message: If you neglect a small pot, it will boil and quench the fire." from An Igbo proverb sent by Emeka Emmanuel, Ogidi, Niger
    An Igbo proverb sent by Emeka Emmanuel, Ogidi, Niger

    So we have turned to our trusty Facebook commentors to explain it to us.

    Ellen Robbins suggests:

    Quote Message: In general terms, it means to me that by ignoring a small responsibilty you risk losing your power."

    While Lydia Richardson suggests:

    Quote Message: The longer we wait to start treatment, it's likely the longer we wait for cure."

    Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to send your proverb.

  12. Three African women in the Forbes most powerful list

    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
    Image caption: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has already received the Nobel Peace Prize

    Three African women feature in today's list of the 100 most powerful women in the world compiled by Forbes magazine:

    • Folorunsho Alakija (80th on the list) swtiched from the fashion industry to oil, to get involved in one of Nigeria's largest deepwater discoveries as vice president of Famfa Oil.  
    • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (83rd on the list) is commended for being able to "negotiate settlements, rebuild infrastructure, and lift sanctions" as president of Liberia after the civil war.
    • Ameenah Gurib-Fakim (96th on the list) is "working to advance awareness of global warming" as president of Mauritius and formerly a biodiversity scientist.
  13. Kenyan opposition protest ends in Nairobi

    Anne Soy

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    Raira entering Uhuru Park
    Image caption: Kenyan Opposition leader Raila Odinga addressed crowds in Nairobi

    While demonstrations in western Kenya have become violence, protests in Nairobi have ended peacefully. 

    Opposition leaders drove past the electoral commission's offices. 

    There were no police officers on the roads used by demonstrators. 

    There were a few inside the compound of the building that hosts the electoral commission.

    The opposition party used so-called peace marshals to control protesters. 

    I witnessed the marshals join hands to form a cordon outside the electoral commission's gate to prevent protesters from going near the building.

  14. Five-year-old hit by bullet at Kenyan protests

    Odeo Sirari

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    Bullet taken out of boy;s back

    Doctors in Kisumu, western Kenya, have pulled out a bullet from the body of a five-year-old boy after opposition protests there were violently disrupted by police.

    A local reporter says two people are now confirmed dead, but the boy survived. 

    The police have not commented.

    We have been reporting all day that there have been clashes between police and protesters in Kisumu.

    The opposition has been holding weekly demonstrations against the electoral commission, which it says is biased.  

  15. Amisom confirm African Union troops arrests

    Amisom troop
    Image caption: Amisom has over 22,000 peacekeepers in Somalia

    In our 09:09 post we reported that Somali police had said African Union peacekeepers had been arrested for selling military supplies including petrol, sandbags and improvised detonators.

    At the time the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) had only said that they were looking into the case. 

    They have since confirmed the arrests.

    Amisom has added in a statement they were working with the Somali police on the arrests.

    The statement said that Amisom "exercises zero tolerance to unprofessional conduct" and those who break the rules "will be met with the full might of the law". 

  16. Burundi journalist arrested

    Burundian policemen
    Image caption: Unrest started in Burundi when the president announced he would run for a third term last year

    A Burundian journalist was arrested Sunday by police in the Cibitoke province in the north west of the country, reports BBC Afrique.

    Egide Ndayisenga is a 28-year-old journalist for Bonesha FM, the report adds.    

    Colleagues have confirmed the arrest, saying they were "concerned" about his fate after he was passed on to the "dreaded" national intelligence service.

    Read: Tit-for-tat killings spread fear

  17. Buhari: Should he be treated in the UK?

    Opinion is strongly divided among our Facebook readers on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to fly to London to "rest" and receive treatment for an ear infection.  

    Mose Ngumy says: 

    Quote Message: He should go to local health facilities like every other Nigerian. That way he will see the need to improve health care for those who are not privileged to seek medical care abroad."

    Njoku Bright Joe takes a different view: 

    Quote Message: Get well soon Mr President. You need to come back quick, sir, and lead from the front like real generals do. Niger Delta Avengers are waiting! The economy is also waiting sir! Nigerians are waiting for you to deliver on your promises."

    Blackstar Deng Bol adds:

    Quote Message: Buhari was right to travel because he is not the first to do that. It is common among African leaders.
  18. UK warns of 'terror attacks' in SA

    The UK has warned of possible terror attacks in South Africa, 

     "There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners such as shopping areas in Johannesburg and Cape Town," Reuters news agency quotes a government statement as saying.  

    The US issued a similar warning on Saturday, but South Africa said no "imminent danger" was facing the country. 

    shoppers push trolleys at an upmarket shopping mall in Sandton, Johannesburg, in this September 23, 2015 file photo.
    Image caption: The US and UK have warned that shopping centres could be attacked
  19. Nigeria's ex-President Babangida 'not dead'

    Habiba Adamu

    BBC Africa, Abuja

    An aide of Nigeria's former ruler Ibrahim Babangida has dismissed rumours that he was dead.  

    Nma Kolo told me that Mr Babangida was in Germany for a routine medical check-up.

    Earlier, the rumour was published on Twitter:  

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  20. Nigeria blasphemy killings condemned

    Muslim faithful observe afternoon prayers outside the central mosque in northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano on November 29, 2014
    Image caption: Roughly half of Nigeria's population is Muslim

    Nigeria's most influential Muslim body has condemned the killing of Christians in religious riots which broke out last week. 

    Jama’atu Nasril Islam said the killings were criminal, and could never take place in the name of Islam. 

    It called on people to pray for peace in Nigeria, "bearing in mind that without Nigeria there will be no Nigerians".

    Bridget Agbahime was killed on Thursday in the main northern city of Kano after being accused of blaspheming Prophet Muhammad. 

    Earlier in the week, four people were killed in central Niger state in riots triggered by similar allegations.