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  1. Tanzania and Kenya both lose at Afcon

    It was not a good Sunday for two of East Africa's sides with Tanzania and Kenya both losing their first Africa Cup of Nations group games..

    Both countries are making rare appearances at the finals, which this year are taking place in Egypt.

    Senegal beat Tanzania 2-0 in Cairo in what has been described as a "routine victory". Kenya lost by the same scoreline to Algeria.

    The BBC's John Bennet says Algeria played with good intensity, a positive approach and plenty of attacking ideas.

    In Sunday's other match, Morocco beat Namibia 1-0 following a late own goal.

    Monday sees Ivory Coast taking on South Africa, Tunisia playing Angola and Mali facing neighbours Mauritania.

    For more on the Africa Cup of Nations go to our African football page.

    Algeria"s Riyad Mahrez in action with Kenya"s Victor Wanyama
    Image caption: Kenya and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama faced Premier League rival Algerian Riyad Mahrez
  2. Row over Cameroon players' reactions

    Cameroon Head Coach Alain Djeumfa tries to calm Ajara Nchout of Cameroon (R) as she reacts after her goal is disallowed via a VAR decision during the 2019 FIFA Women"s World Cup France Round Of 16 match between England and Cameroon at Stade du Hainau
    Image caption: Ajara Nchout (right) was upset that her goal was disallowed

    Cameroon were knocked out of the Women's World Cup after a 3-0 defeat at the hands of England which was marked by Cameroon protests after two VAR decisions went against them.

    Goals from Steph Houghton, Ellen White and Alex Greenwood sent England through to face Norway on Thursday, but the fractious game will be remembered for Cameroon's reactions to White's goal and a disallowed effort from Ajara Nchout.

    The distraught Cameroon players twice appeared unwilling to restart the match, gathering in a huddle after White's strike was given and remonstrating with the officials further after half-time.

    England boss Phil Neville said he was "ashamed" by Cameroon's behaviour.

    "If that was my team - and it will never be any of my players - they would never play for England again, with that kind of behaviour."

    White's goal was initially ruled out for offside, but that decision was changed, leading to the Cameroon side's protests and a delay of several minutes.

    Cameroon were further frustrated when Ajara Nchout's goal - which would have made it 2-1 - was disallowed for offside thanks to VAR, with the striker in tears after the decision was overturned.

    Read more from BBC Sport

  3. Mauritania opposition challenges ruling party victory

    Mauritania's ruling party candidate has won the first democratic transition of power since independence in 1960.

    Mohamed Ahmed Ould Ghazouani, a close ally of outgoing President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, won with 52% of votes.

    Four of the opposition candidates have rejected the results, which are expected to be submitted to the constitutional council for validation.

    Among them was the nearest rival, anti-slavery campaigner Biram Dah Abeid, who gained 18.5% of votes.

    "This seems like a coup d'etat," said Mr Abeid, adding that those contesting the results were "united".

    BBC West Africa correspondent Louise Dewast said the electoral commission has repeatedly rejected allegations that they are biased in favour of the governing party and said the vote had gone smoothly.

    Biram Dah Abeid
    Image caption: Runner up Biram Dah Abeid is an anti-slavery campaigner in a country where rights groups believe 20% of the population is enslaved

    Read more on this story from BBC News.

  4. National mourning after Ethiopia 'coup attempt'

    Photo of the television
    Image caption: Gen Seare Mekonnen's death was announced on state television on Sunday

    Ethiopia has declared a national day of mourning to mark the deaths of four top officials in what the government is saying were co-ordinated killings as part of a coup attempt in northern Amhara state.

    On Saturday night, the chief of staff of the army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, was shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa.

    He and another officer, Gen Gezai Abera, died trying to prevent the coup attempt, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

    In Amhara itself, regional governor Ambachew Mekonnen was killed at a meeting in his office along with his senior adviser Ezez Wasie.

    The region's attorney general was wounded in the incident.

    The federal government says it has reason to think the attacks were linked.

    The United Nations has called on the people of Ethiopia to show restraint and prevent more violence following the assassinations.

    The government said the coup attempt had been led by the head of security in Amhara, Asaminew Tsige, who is said to be on the run.

    He had been found guilty of a coup plot against the national government in 2008 and received a life sentence.

    He was released following an amnesty from Prime Minister Abiy last year after serving for nine years in jail.

  5. Monday's wise words

    Our proverb of the day:

    Quote Message: Whoever lets himself be led by the heart will never lose his way." from An Egyptian proverb sent by Samuel Gikuru Mwangi in Nairobi, Kenya
    An Egyptian proverb sent by Samuel Gikuru Mwangi in Nairobi, Kenya
    Picture illustrating proverb

    Click here to send us your African proverbs.

  6. Good morning

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