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    Video caption: Thirty mummies in wooden coffins found in Egypt

    In the largest haul of its kind in over a century, thirty mummies have been unearthed in Egypt.

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    Video caption: Pica: Pregnancy cravings that make women eat rocks

    Brenda suffers from Pica, an eating disorder which leads to cravings of non-food items.

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    Video caption: Meet the student who has created African emojis

    Emoji obsessed? Meet O’Plerou Grebet, who has made over 350 emojis with African cultural references.

  4. By Oluwashina Okeleji

    Football Writer, France

    Nigeria 2015 U17 squad

    Nigeria are aiming for a sixth title as they announce a final 21-man squad for the Fifa Under-17 World Cup in Brazil later this month.

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    Video caption: Females IN: The women's group inspired by the Chibok girls

    Women discuss issues from domestic violence to career advice in the million-strong Facebook group.

  6. 'The worst place in the world to be a woman'

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    Video caption: Somalia has set up a blood bank service. It should benefit women in childbirth

    Somalia has set up a blood bank service. It should benefit women in childbirth, as well as victims of Islamist attacks. Our Africa editor Mary Harper talks to Jill McGivering.:

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    We'll be back on Monday

    That's all from BBC Africa Live for now but there will be an automated service until Monday morning. You can also catch up on African news by listening to our Africa Today podcast.

    Here's a reminder of our wise words of the day:

    Quote Message: Friendship takes steps." from A Kikuyu proverb sent by Benjamin Gathumbi in Meru, Kenya
    A Kikuyu proverb sent by Benjamin Gathumbi in Meru, Kenya

    And we leave you with this image from our best pictures of the week of Entle Maungwa competing in a karate competition in Qatar:

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  8. Ebola drug receives crucial approval

    Anne Soy

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    Person preparing vaccine
    Image caption: The Merck vaccine has been used in the current Ebola outbreak despite it not being licensed

    The experimental vaccine currently being used to prevent the spread of Ebola has been approved by European regulators.

    The vaccine, manufactured by US drug maker Merck, has been shown to be effective in protecting people from the deadly virus.

    The World Health Organization says the first fully licensed doses will only be available from mid-next year.

    More than 2,000 people have died and over 3,000 have been infected in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The European Medicines Agency has allowed the conditional marketing of what is the world’s first Ebola vaccine.

    A full marketing licence is expected in a few weeks.

    These are important steps towards making the life-saving vaccine available beyond the countries that have allowed its use under a research protocol.

    The approval does not change how it’s being used to fight the ongoing outbreak in DR Congo, where more than 230,000 people have been vaccinated. But it means the world is now closer to having a fully licensed drug to prevent the spread of Ebola in future.

  9. Deadly flooding causing problems across Africa

    BBC World Service

    Destroyed house
    Image caption: The flooding has destroyed houses in northern Ghana

    Heavy rain has caused serious flooding in several countries in Africa with northern Ghana amongst the worst hit.

    There, 28 people have died in recent days and hundreds of homes have been destroyed.

    Benin, Chad, the far north of Cameroon and South Sudan are also badly affected by floods.

    At least 11 people have died in the Morogoro region of eastern Tanzania.

    BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker says a weather pattern featuring enhanced storms has stayed over Africa for an unusually long period.

    He says this is possibly due to the relatively high water temperatures in the Indian Ocean creating unusual air currents that are stopping the storms from moving away from the African continent.

  10. Bobi Wine calls Museveni 'enemy of Uganda'

    Bobi Wine wearing a red beret
    Image caption: Bobi Wine will run against President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 election

    Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has hit back at President Yoweri Museveni who, in a BBC interview, called his rival "an enemy of progress".

    Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulani, recently declared that he would challenge Mr Museveni, 75, for the presidency in the 2021 election.

    Uganda's president has been in power since 1986.

    In a tweet, Bobi Wine called the country's leader "the enemy of Uganda" who rules "through the barrel of the gun".

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    In the BBC interview, Mr Museveni alleged that the musician had said on a visit to the US that "people should not come and invest in Uganda".

    But the presidential hopeful's party, People Power, said Mr Museveni must have been dreaming about its leader, as he has never made such a comment.

    In a statement it said that the president must have been referring to a September 2018 interview with Al Jazeera, in which he said that Americans should be wary of giving military aid to Uganda as "it's not being used to protect Ugandans".

    Watch Mr Museveni's interview here:

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    Video caption: Yoweri Museveni on Bobi Wine, Rwanda and being an 'elder'
  11. Safety fears stop Ethiopian students travelling

    BBC World Service

    Map showing location of Tigray and Amhara

    The authorities in Ethiopia's Tigray region have stopped students from going to study in the country's Amhara region, saying their safety cannot be guaranteed.

    Over the last year there have been several outbreaks of ethnic violence on university campuses.

    The federal government in the capital, Addis Ababa, says the officials in Tigray do not have the authority to make the decision and insist security has improved so the students will be safe in Amhara.

    Correspondents say the dispute highlights tensions between the Ethiopian government and Tigrayans who used to be the dominant ethnic group in the government before Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to power last year.

    Last week, Mr Abiy won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to "achieve peace and international cooperation". But ethnic tensions within Ethiopia have increased over the past year, which have threatened the stability of the country.

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  12. Lesbian film Rafiki screened in Kenyan court

    Mildred Wanyonyi

    BBC Africa, Nairobi

    The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) cited homosexual scenes for banning the film
    Image caption: Rafiki made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last year

    The controversial award-winning Kenyan film Rafiki, which was banned in the country because of its lesbian theme, has been screened at a court hearing in the capital, Nairobi.

    The judge, who has to rule on whether the ban should be lifted, wanted to see the film in order to make an informed decision.

    The film's director, Wanuri Kahiu, said in a tweet that it was ‘’great to see [an] LGBT+ story here in [a] Kenyan court. Even if only as evidence as part of case. Every voice matters, every voice is important.’’

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    Last year, Rafiki became the first Kenyan movie to make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival.

    The Kenya Film Classification Board had banned it from being shown in the country as it said the film "sought to legitimise lesbian romance".

    Rafiki, which means "friend" in Swahili, traces a coming-of-age love story between two young women, who meet and fall in love.

    Their romance unfolds against a backdrop of homophobia and intolerance in a country where sex between people of the same gender is outlawed.

    Earlier this year, an attempt to get the law banning gay sex overturned failed in Kenya's High Court.