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Summary

  1. The ministers had been summoned by the police
  2. Five black rhinos flown to Rwanda
  3. National mourning after Ethiopia 'coup attempt'
  4. Mauritania opposition challenges ruling party election victory
  5. Row over Cameroon World Cup players' reactions
  6. Tanzania and Kenya both lose at Afcon

Live Reporting

By Damian Zane, Esther Namuhisa and Clare Spencer

All times stated are UK

  1. Nipsey Hussle honoured at BET Awards

    DJ Khaled, John Legend and Nipsey Hussle

    The late Eritrean-American rapper Nipsey Hussle was given the award for best male hip hop artist at the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards at the weekend.

    He was shot dead aged 33 in March.

    John Legend and DJ Khaled performed a musical tribute to Nipsey during the ceremony, which celebrates black culture in America.

    Among the other award winners was the Nigerian star Burna Boy who won the award for the best International Act.

    Read more on the BBC Newsbeat report.

  2. 'We are not plotting to kill Kenyan deputy president'

    A Kenyan cabinet minister has denied plotting to kill Deputy President William Ruto, local media report.

    Trade Minister Peter Munya was speaking outside the headquarters of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations where he had been summoned, along with two other cabinet ministers, to talk about allegations that they were threatening Mr Ruto, the Standard newspaper reports.

    They had been accused of holding secret meetings, the Standard adds, but Mr Munya told journalists that they did not make statements to the police as Mr Ruto had not made a complaint.

    The minister admitted that there had been meetings but "they were never meetings planned to assassinate the deputy president," Mr Munya said.

    The Daily Nation quotes the minister as saying that Mr Ruto had alleged that they had been holding the secret meetings with other officials.

    Deputy President Ruto is planning to run for president in 2022.

  3. Kenyans blame Raila Odinga for Afcon loss

    There are all sorts of reasons why football teams lost matches, that are mostly to do with a failure of the coach or the players, but sometimes fans are keen to blame bad omens.

    Some Kenyans, reflecting on their nation's 2-0 defeat to Algeria in their opening Afcon match, think former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is a bad omen. He was in Egypt to watch the match.

    Before the game, one Twitter user flagged up the potential problem:

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    After Sunday's game people were asking for the president to act. This tweeter said. in both English and Swahili, that he had to do something immediately:

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    But others have pointed out that Kenyans should focus on the players' performances first:

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    Mr Odinga himself did not address the question of his impact. In a post-match tweet he told the team to "keep your heads up and keep going" and goes on to say in Swahili "sliding is not falling":

    View more on twitter

    Read the match report from BBC Sport

  4. Flags at half mast in Ethiopia

    Kalkidan Yibeltal

    BBC Amharic, Addis Ababa

    In the wake of Saturday's killings of four top officials flags are flying at half mast in Ethiopia as the country observes a day of mourning.

    TV stations are running statements of condolence and solidarity by a number of federal and regional officials.

    Religious leaders have called for calm.

    Meanwhile, residents of the capital, Addis Ababa, can be seen going about their regular activities, but the internet shutdown continues.

  5. Ex-Vice-President Bemba back in DR Congo

    Supporters of Jean-Pierre Bemba
    Image caption: Supporters of Jean-Pierre Bemba came out to greet him on Sunday

    The former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, is back in his country for the first time since December's disputed elections.

    He was barred from running in the election and backed Martin Fayulu, who said that he had won the poll rather than Felix Tshisekedi.

    His last visit, in August 2018, was his first after 11 years in exile and prison.

    The ex-rebel leader had a war crimes conviction by the International Criminal Court overturned two months earlier.

    But the ICC's conviction for bribing witnesses still stands, but he is challenging that.

    While in the country this time, Mr Bemba is planning to visit all areas of the country to talk about what he calls the truth about the election, BBC Swahili's Mbelechi Msochi reports from the capital, Kinshasa.

    It is not clear how long he intends to be in DR Congo.

  6. Five black rhinos flown to Rwanda from Czech Republic

    Five endangered black rhinos have arrived in Rwanda after being flown from the Czech Republic, Rwanda's Akagera National Park is reporting on its Twitter account.

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    The rhinos, three females and two males, were raised in captivity, as part of a project to supplement wild rhino populations with those born in zoos, the charity African Parks says.

    African Parks helps manage Akagera alongside the Rwandan authorities.

    It says that there are now fewer than 5,000 black rhinos left in the wild and adds that the translocation project shows how zoos and conservation groups can work together.

  7. 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
  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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 coordinated 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 along with an adviser.

    Mr Ambachew was killed at a meeting in his office along with his senior adviser, Ezez Wasie, while the region's attorney general was wounded.

    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 life sentence.

    He was released following an amnesty from Prime Minister Abiy last year after serving for 9 years.

  11. Wise words

    Monday's Africa proverb:

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

    Click here to send us your African proverbs.

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