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  1. Scroll down for Monday's stories

    We'll be back on Tuesday morning

    That's it from the BBC Africa Live team for now. There will be an automated service until we are back in the morning.

    Our African proverb of the day:

    Quote Message: Do not call a dog with a whip in your hand." A Dinka proverb sent by Danny Deng Madut in Wau, South Sudan.

    And we leave you with this drawing by a Kenyan child of the fight against the coronavirus.

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  2. Three charged after BBC baby-stealing exposé in Kenya

    Three people have been charged in Kenya following a BBC exposé on child trafficking at the state-run Mama Lucy hospital in the capital Nairobi, the office of the director of public prosecutions has tweeted.

    The three - who include a senior medical official in Nairobi, Musa Mohammed, and two social workers - pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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    Prosecutors opposed their request to be released on bail but if the court granted them bail they should be barred from entering the hospital and interacting with witnesses, the office of the director of public prosecutions.

    The court is expected to deliver its ruling on 25 November.

  3. Kenya arrests in child pornography investigation

    Ferdinand Omondi

    BBC News, Nairobi

    Four people have been detained in Kenya after being accused of engaging teenage girls in pornography and sex-exploitation.

    A court was told that when police visited a house in an upmarket Nairobi suburb over the weekend, they found more than 40 children involved in pornography and taking drugs in the presence of the four suspects.

    Detectives on Saturday said they were investigating an online cartel which they accused of luring high-school girls from their homes to take part in orgies.

  4. DR Congo rebel leader sentenced to life for mass rape

    Emery Makumeno

    BBC News, Kinshasa

    Ntabo Ntaberi at a rally (archive shot)
    Image caption: Ntabo Ntaberi had an arrest warrant issued against him in 2011

    A military court in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced a rebel leader to life in prison for mass rape and crimes against humanity.

    Ntabo Ntaberi was jailed at the end of a two-year trial which saw 178 victims testify.

    Also known as Cheka, Ntaberi surrendered to the UN mission in DR Congo in July 2017 after being on the run for nearly six years.

    He was one of the leaders of a militia group known as Nduma Defense of Congo, which operated in the restive North Kivu province.

  5. Tigray leader rejects ultimatum to surrender

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    Debretsion Gebremichael
    Image caption: Debretsion Gebremichael was once part of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government

    The leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region - where nearly three weeks of fighting has left hundreds of people dead - has rejected the prime minister's ultimatum to surrender by Wednesday.

    The TPLF leader, Debretsion Gebremichael, has denied his troops are on the point of defeat and told the AFP news agency that his people were ready to die in order to defend their right to administer the region.

    Several towns have been captured by government troops in recent days.

    The UN has called for the more than half a million civilians in Tigray's capital, Mekelle, to be protected after the government said it was planning to surround the city with tanks and warned of artillery fire.

    Read: The man at the heart of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

  6. Kenya go-ahead for charges in child-trafficking case

    Ferdinand Omondi

    BBC News, Nairobi

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    Video caption: A BBC investigation led to the charges

    A court in Kenya has allowed the public prosecutor to press charges against a senior medical official and two social workers following an investigation into alleged child trafficking.

    The three were among the seven people arrested last week, after a BBC investigation showed evidence of child trafficking rings, which included babies stolen from homeless mothers and sold on the streets.

    It also showed new-borns offered for sale in illegal private clinics and at a government hospital.

    The court however released the head of the state-run Mama Lucy Hospital and an administrator, after the public prosecutor said there was no evidence linking them to the crime.

    Police released the other two after questioning.

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  7. Kenyan university beats Oxford in law competition

    Martin Kioko Munyoto (left) and Sidney Tambasi Netya (right)
    Image caption: Martin Kioko Munyoto (L) and Sidney Tambasi Netya (R) led Kenyatta University to victory

    Kenya's Kenyatta University has beaten the UK's Oxford University in the semi-finals of a competition for aspiring lawyers.

    Oxford - one of the most prestigious universities in the world - were the defending champions in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

    It sees students being given a hypothetical human rights case to argue, with teams from around the world participating in the annual event. It was held virtually this year.

    Kenyatta University was represented by third-year and second-year students Sidney Tambasi Netya and Martin Kioko Munyoto respectively, who are both studying law.

    “We went into this competition with the determination to elevate the voice against violation of human rights, and to that extent, we are proud of achieving this level of success,” Mr Netya said.

    At the same time, Kenya's Strathmore University beat Bolivia’s Universidad Catolica, setting the scene for an all-Kenyan final.

    For the first time since 2009, an African team - two from Kenya in this case - has made it to the finals of the competition.

    The four students who will take part in the finals are all below the age of 23.

  8. Israel sends delegation to Sudan

    Donald Trump on the phone in the Oval Office
    Image caption: Donald Trump announced the Israel-Sudan deal ahead of the US election

    Israel has sent a delegation to Sudan for the first time since the countries agreed to normalise relations following a deal brokered by US President Donald Trump last month, Israeli media is reporting.

    No further details are available, but last week Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen said the initial delegation to Sudan would be small and talks would focus on security matters.

    A larger delegation would follow to address possible economic co-operation with Sudan, he was quoted as saying.

    Sudan is the third Arab League nation, along with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, to normalise relations with Israel since September, despite strong opposition from Palestinians.

    Sudan had been a foe of Israel since the latter's founding in 1948.

    Famously, it was the site of a declaration against normalising ties with Israel in 1967, when the Arab League, meeting in the capital, Khartoum, swore "no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with it".

  9. Guinea bans protests 'because of Covid-19'

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    A protestor throws a rock during a demonstration of members of the Guinean opposition,A protestor throws a rock during a demonstration of members of the Guinean opposition (archive shot)
    Image caption: Guinea has been hit by a wave of protests against President Alpha Condé's rule

    Guinea's government has suspended all street protests in what it says is a move to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

    The opposition politician who lost last month's presidential election, Cellou Dalein Diallo, had called for mass protests this Wednesday.

    He failed in his bid to get the result overturned in the courts after alleging that the vote had been rigged.

    Guinea has been through a period of political instability since the 82-year-old president, Alpha Condé, changed the constitution to run for a third term.

    Dozens of people have been killed in political violence in recent months.

  10. First woman appointed to head South Sudan university

    Nichola Mandil


    Awut Deng Achuil
    Image caption: Awut Deng Achuil was also the first woman to hold the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs in South Sudan

    South Sudan's President President Salva Kiir has for the first time appointed a woman to chair the governing body of a university.

    Awut Deng Achuil, currently the Minister of General Education and Instructions, will chair the council of the University of Bahr El-Ghazal.

    Her appointment was announced in a presidential decree read on the national broadcaster, the South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation.

    The university was established in 1991, when South Sudan was still part of Sudan. The country gained its independence in 2011

    Ms Achuil was also the first woman to serve as South Sudan's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

    She relinquished the post following the appointment of a unity government in February to end conflict between rival groups in South Sudan.

  11. 'Rockets fired' at lakeside city in Ethiopia

    Map of Ethiopia

    Rockets have been fired at the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar by forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), government spokesman Redwan Hussein has been quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.

    Residents in the lakeside city had said there had been a pre-dawn rocket attack, Reuters repored.

    "So far, I didn’t hear of any casualties. I guess now we are accustomed to it and there wasn’t much panic," it quoted a hotel receptionist as saying.

    Bahir Dar is the capital of the Amhara region, which borders Tigray.

    Amhara special forces joined federal troops in launching an offensive on 4 November to overthrow the regional government in Tigray.

  12. Germany 'barred from searching' Turkish ship in Libya

    BBC World Service

    A photo shows massive destruction in the southern part of Tripoli after the entire province liberated on 4th of June from the militia loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar and their continuous attacks in Tripoli, Libya on June 25, 2020
    Image caption: Conflict in Libya since the killing of then-leader Muammar Gaddafi has caused widespread destruction

    Germany says its forces were prevented from carrying out a full search of a Turkish ship suspected of taking weapons to Libya.

    The defence ministry in Berlin said its personnel got aboard the vessel, but had to abandon the operation after Turkey protested to the European Union (EU).

    Germany is part of an EU naval mission that's trying to enforce an arms embargo on Libya.

    Turkish security sources said the Germans had violated international law by not waiting for permission to start the search.

    The Turks say it found nothing apart from aid supplies and other harmless cargo.