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By Uwa Nnachi and Damian Zane

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  1. Kenyan police officers charged over lawyer's murder

    Angela Ngendo

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    Four police officers have been charged with the murder of human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and their driver at a court in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

    Mr Kimani disappeared after lodging a complaint against a police officer on behalf of his client Josephat Mwendwa.

    The three men were tortured before being killed.

    The Law Society of Kenya called on all lawyers to boycott courts and there were nationwide protests following the murders.

    The killings sparked outrage in Kenya and many blamed the police force for a series of extrajudicial killings in recent years.   

    The police officers will remain in custody whilst authorities complete their investigation.

    All four have denied the charges 

    Willie Kimani
    Image caption: Willie Kimani went missing shortly after leaving a Nairobi court
  2. AU chair election postponed to January

    We will not now get a new African Union commission chairperson until January.

    The spokesperson for the current head of the AU broke the news (with a papal election reference):

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  3. Instagram posts of SA driver who died on Kilimanjaro

    South African racing driver Gugu Zulu who has died during a charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro was sharing pictures on Instagram over the last few days:

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    The caption for this picture said: "Made it though day2. My wife is doing fabulous, she has even learnt the local language. Am having flu like symptoms and struggling with the mountain but taking it step by step!!"

    And the next day he posted: "Acclimatization day3 - just taking a stroll in the garden high above a blanket of clouds - amazing."

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  4. SA racing driver dies climbing Kilimanjaro for Mandela Day

    South African racing driver Gugu Zulu has died while trying to climb Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro for a charity linked to Nelson Mandela, the Mandela Foundation has announced.

    "Details are sketchy," it says in a statement. "What we do know is that Gugu experienced problems breathing. The medical team supporting the trek put him on a drip and they descended the mountain with him. 

    "We are informed that the medical teams tried everything possible to save his life."

    The climbers were due to reach the summit today marking Mandela Day.

    South Africa's sports minister has tweeted condolences:

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  5. South Africans mark Mandela Day

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has urged people to "make time and find something meaningful to do"‚ in memory of Nelson Mandela, reports the Times Live new site.

    He asked the country to heed Mr Mandela’s call “for this day to be used to dedicate 67 minutes to doing good deeds in our communities”.  

    Social media posters have shared their words and pictures to commemorate the day:

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  6. Distractions at the AU summit

    Delegates at the AU heads of state summit in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, will be voting for the new chair of the AU commission.

    But for those, like our reporter Ahmed Adan, who are excluded from the room where the discussions are taking place there are some distractions.

    He's snapped a few pictures of the crafts that can be bought from the stalls outside the conference venue:

    Crafts for sale at AU summit
    Crafts for sale at AU summit
  7. Ethiopian security officers 'shot dead' in Gondar violence

    BBC Monitoring

    Ethiopia says 11 security officers and were shot dead in recent violence in the north-western town of Gondar.

    In a statement read by state broadcaster EBC TV, the National Intelligence and Security Service and Federal Police Anti-Terrorism Joint Task Force said 16 others were also injured in the unrest. 

    The government accused neighbouring Eritrea of being behind the unrest and strongly warned Asmara to refrain from its "evil actions".

  8. 'Funding shortage' claim as Aids conference starts

    Karen Allen

    BBC Southern Africa correspondent, Johannesburg

    The 2016 United Nations World Aids conference begins in Durban, South Africa today with nearly 18,000 delegates from around the world expected to participate. 

    A major demonstration is planned at the start of the conference to draw attention to shortages in global aids funding. 

    Sixteen years ago, the last time this meeting was held in South Africa, the battleground was over access to life saving drugs, now it's the demand to keep funding in line with scientific progress. 

    This conference is seen as deeply symbolic in a country where, despite dramatic progress, a thousand people continue to get infected every day.

    The last time delegates gathered for a major aids conference in South Africa the country's leadership was in denial about the links between HIV and Aids. 

    Now 16 years later it has tried to turn things around and now has one of the largest HIV treatment programmes in the world. Fewer babies are now being born with the disease, but one in five South Africans are still living with HIV.

    Numerous stalls can bee seen around the conference centre including this one promoting "condom couture". Look closely at what the dresses are made of.

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  9. African Union to elect new leader

    African heads of state, or their representatives, are due to elect a new chairperson of the AU commission to replace South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

    She is stepping down after four years in the job.

    The candidates are:

    • Uganda's former Vice-President Specioza Wandira Kazibwe
    • Botswana former Foreign Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi
    • Equatorial Guinea former Foreign Minister Agapito Mba Mokuy
    Zuma
    Image caption: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been in the post for one term
  10. Wise words

    Today’s African proverb: 

    Quote Message: You don't need a mirror to see what you are wearing on your hand." from An Igbo proverb sent by Chinaecherem Kenneth Michael, Enugu, Nigeria
    An Igbo proverb sent by Chinaecherem Kenneth Michael, Enugu, Nigeria
    Hand with rings

    Click here and scroll to the bottom to send us your African proverbs.

  11. Good morning

    Welcome to the BBC Africa Live page where we'll be keeping you up-to-date with news developments on the continent.