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Summary

  1. ANC unveil Zuma's successor
  2. Kenyan court awards teen millions
  3. Zimbabwe's army end 'operation'
  4. Uganda MPs debate presidential age limit
  5. Sixty killed in Ethiopia ethnic clashes
  6. Somali government critic arrested
  7. Nigerian singer wins the heart of Romania

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By Flora Drury and Dickens Olewe

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 including the latest reaction to the win of Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC), by listening to the Africa Today podcast or checking the BBC News website.

    A reminder of today's wise words:

    Quote Message: A tree without leaves is barely shaken by the wind." from An Ngoni proverb sent by Douglas Kalinde in Ntcheu, Malawi
    An Ngoni proverb sent by Douglas Kalinde in Ntcheu, Malawi

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    And we leave you with this picture of Mr Ramaphosa hugging an ANC party member at the conference which elected him as leader:

    8/12/2017 Reuters Deputy president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa greets an ANC member during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC)
  2. A quick embrace after a bitter fight

    BBC reporter Lebo Diseko captured this image of the two rivals for the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) going in for a quick hug after a bitter battle.

    Cyril Ramaphoza and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appeared to be putting differences aside, at least for now.

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    In another shot, Lebo - who has been covering events from inside the plenary hall all day - also got this shot of the ANC's new "top six" celebrating on stage.

    It seems it is all smiles with them, despite the fact half of Mr Ramaphosa's new colleagues had pledged support to his rival.

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  3. Ramaphosa's tough job ahead

    Milton Nkosi

    BBC Africa, Johannesburg

    This victory for Cyril Ramaphosa creates an opportunity for the African National Congress (ANC) to restore some of the moral high ground lost in the corruption maze which has engulfed the party for the last few years.

    It is incredible to see how Mr Ramaphosa' s rise to power happened without the support of the organization's structures, such as the ANC women's league as well as the youth wing.

    But make no mistake - Mr Ramaphosa has his work cut out for him.

    He will have to unite all these divided factions and clean up corruption - and that will be a much tougher job than his victory.

    The country is now waiting to see whether he will deliver on his promise of a clean government different that of his predecessor.

  4. South Africa's rand bolstered by election

    Cyril Ramaphosa's victory has seen the rand rise to a nine-month high, South Africa's Fin24 website reports.

    The rand has risen to 12.60 to the US dollar, a sign of confidence in the new ANC leader.

    Reuters news agency reported earlier that the markets were doing well, ahead of a predicted win for Mr Ramaphoza.

    IG Markets currency strategist Shaun Murison told the agency:

    Quote Message: The rand is considerably stronger than where it was last week. I think a Cyril Ramaphosa win is priced in."

    A Bloomberg journalist had earlier tweeted a graph showing a bullish reaction to Ramaphosa's anticipated win:

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  5. Who is the ANC's new leader?

    Cyril Ramaphosa is the new leader of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC).

    He has served as deputy president since 2014.

    Here's is more about him:

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    Video caption: Cyril Ramaphosa is elected ANC leader
  6. Only one woman wins ANC seat

    Apart from the position of president of the African National Congress (ANC), five other roles were also being contested.

    However, one journalist has pointed out that male candidates won all the top seats, with only one woman elected in a deputy position:

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  7. Zuma reacts to Ramaphosa's win

    A journalist has shared a video of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's reaction to the win of his deputy as the new ANC leader.

    His facial expression, amid wild cheers from Cyril Ramaphosa's supporters, appears to have done little to hide what he thought of the news:

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    Mr Zuma was backing Ramaphosa's rival, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former African Union chief, who is also his ex-wife.

  8. Jubilation outside Ramaphosa's house

    The excitement in the conference centre after Cyril Ramaphoza was revealed to be the new leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is nothing compared to the excitement outside the politician's home:

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  9. Who is Cyril Ramaphosa?

    A lover of fast cars, vintage wine, trout fishing and game farming, South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is one of the country's wealthiest politicians with a net worth of about $450m (£340m).

    Once a leading trade unionist, he became the symbol of black capitalism in South Africa after the African National Congress (ANC) came to power at the end of white minority rule in 1994.

    But business was never his passion. His first love was politics and he harboured ambitions to become the deputy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president.

    When Mr Mandela overlooked him, he was said to have been so upset that he refused to attend Mr Mandela's inauguration as president.

    He also declined to take a post in government.

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    Cyril Ramaphosa (L) is hoping to succeed Jacob Zuma (R) as president
    Image caption: Cyril Ramaphosa (L) is taking over from Jacob Zuma (R) as president
  10. Rampahosa shed tears

    A South African news-site has captured the moment Cyril Ramaphosa heard he had won the race for the leadership of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

    The pensive looking deputy president of South Africa, it says, shed tears:

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  11. ANC leadership race: Ramaphosa wins in a close fight

    New African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphoza won by less than 200 votes.

    The ANC veteran beat rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma by 2,440 votes to 2,261.

    The announcement of his victory was met by cheers from the delegates who had gathered in Johannesburg for the four-day conference.

    The news has also been welcomed on social media:

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  12. BreakingRamaphosa wins ANC leadership race

    Cyril Ramaphosa has won the leadership of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC).

    More to follow.

    Cyril Ramaphosa
  13. ANC leadership race: Zuma takes the stage

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has just treated the delegates to a rousing rendition.

    You can see some of it below:

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  14. ANC leadership race: Rumours of a recount request

    After waiting more than an hour for an "imminent" announcement, rumours have begun to circulate that one of the African National Congress (ANC) leadership candidates has asked for a recount.

    South African website IOL News suggested the request had come from Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's camp:

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  15. ANC leadership race: Zuma snaps

    We reported earlier that South Africa's President Jacob Zuma was in a "deep phone conversation", according to a Reuters reporter.

    According to this journalist, not any more:

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  16. ANC leadership race: Body posture update

    A Reuters journalist has been giving an update on what's happening at the conference hall as people wait for the results of the African National Congress (ANC) leadership election.

    He has helpfully brought us to speed on the body language of the three main characters in this particular race.

    So, here we go:

    • President Jacob Zuma is on the phone and seems to be in deep conversation.
    • Cyril Ramaphosa is smiling and taking pictures of the delegates.
    • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has her back against the conference hall.

    What does it all mean? Who knows. But like this journalist, we would like to know what they are talking about:

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  17. ANC leadership race: Singing and dancing '40 minutes later'

    We reported earlier that the results of the African National Congress leadership race were imminent.

    Well, more than 40 minutes later there's no indication that the announcement is coming any time soon.

    A Reuters journalist has remarked that, despite the delay, the delegates have not relented on their exuberant song and dance.

    Well, we have also not relented in monitoring the ANC conference, so stay with us.

  18. ANC leadership race: Someone's calm

    It has been a tense time for people on both sides of the fight to succeed President Jacob Zuma as leader of the African National Congress (ANC).

    But, as our reporter Pumza Fihlani reveals, some people are taking it all in their (very relaxed) stride:

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  19. ANC leadership race: 'We don't care who wins'

    It might be all excitement in the conference centre in Johannesburg, but thousands of miles away in Cape Town's Gugulethu, the feeling is quite the opposite.

    In fact, this resident told a News24 reporter that people like him had "lost hope" in the leadership of the African National Conference (ANC).

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  20. ANC leadership race: Who will it be?

    Our colleague Fergal Keane is in the middle of a cacophony of song and dance courtesy of jubilant African National Congress ( ANC) supporters.

    He has snapped this picture of supporters.

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