Africa Live: 17 June 2019 as it happened – BBC News

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BBC World Service AfricaBringing you the latest news from around Africa every weekday at bbc.com/africalive.Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryAt least 160 people killed in inter-communal violenceEgypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies in courtNo Ebola in Kenya, says health ministerEthiopia internet shutdown now in seventh dayNigeria attack kills 30 watching football matchBouteflika’s businessman ally ‘jailed’Banyana Banyana in do-or-die matchCatholic church condemns Eritrea over clinic closures’Gallows’ promised for Sudan troops involved in violenceThousands share video of South African president dancingLive ReportingAfrica Today podcast or checking the BBC News website.A reminder of Monday’s proverb:Quote Message: Beating drums and scratching your back do not go together.” from A Mandinka proverb sent by Sheriff Drammeh, Raleigh, The Gambia, and Sidat Njie, Helsinki, Finland. Beating drums and scratching your back do not go together.”Click here to send us your African proverbs.And we leave you this picture from South Africa shared by Instagram account EverydayAfrica:Posted at 16:4216:42’Security forces want me dead’On 3 June a military crackdown on protesters in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum left dozens dead.One man who was there has told BBC OS on World Service radio that his name is now on a “list of 168 people” that security forces want dead – and that he is being tracked.His answers have been voiced-up for his safety.Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief of the ruling military council, has denied any wrongdoing by his paramilitary forces during the breakup of the sit-in protest.Listen:Video contentVideo caption: A protester tells the BBC he is being tracked by security forcesA protester tells the BBC he is being tracked by security forcesMore on this breaking story on the BBC websiteAFPCopyright: AFPPosted at 15:3115:31BreakingNo Ebola in KenyaAnne SoyBBC Africa, NairobiThe Ministry of Health in Kenya has confirmed that there is no Ebola in the country. Laboratory results from the blood samples of a 36-year-old patient who was taken into isolation on Sunday were negative for Ebola. Her husband and two other contacts had also been quarantined. Health workers in the south-western town of Kericho said they acted out of caution in isolating the patient. She had a fever, headache, sore throat and was vomiting – symptoms that would indicate the presence of a number of infections, including Ebola. The news sent the town into panic and most businesses and offices closed early as people left the town out of fear.Science Photo LibraryCopyright: Science Photo LibrarySymptoms of the virus include a high temperature, headache, joint and muscle pain, sore throat, and severe muscle weakness.Image caption: Symptoms of the virus include a high temperature, headache, joint and muscle pain, sore throat, and severe muscle weakness.Posted at 15:1015:10Mozambique and SA investigate border shootingsJose TembeBBC Africa, MaputoBBCCopyright: BBCAuthorities in Mozambique and South Africa are investigating an incident at the countries’ border post on Sunday that ended with two Mozambican border police officers being shot dead. “Our police force and its South African counterpart are holding a joint meeting to establish the real causes that led to that incident”, Mozambique police spokesman Juarse Martins told a local television channel.Brig Gen Mafi Mgobozi from the South Africa’s National Defence Force (SANDF) said the force had sent a team to the border area to get more information. Other reports say the South Africans mistook the Mozambicans for poachers. have killed at least 161 people, local officials say.Fighting between the Hema – who are herders – and Lendu farmers over grazing rights and political representation has led to tit-for-tat attacks in recent years. The latest violence was sparked by the killing of four Lendu business people last Monday, a national lawmaker from Ituri said, news agency Reuters reports.”Members of the Lendu community believed that these assassinations were the work of the Hema…This is why they launched several attacks on Hema villages,” Pascal Kakoraki Baguma said.He added that the number of those killed could be higher and may include police officers. Jean Bosco Lalo, president of civil society organisations in Ituri, said 200 bodies had been found since last week in predominantly Hema villages, including the 161 mentioned. Ituri Governor Jean Bamanisa said authorities were still working to establish the exact death toll and declined to say who was responsible. He said the attackers tactics included “emptying out the villages, burning them and pursuing those who had fled to the surrounding areas with bladed weapons”.In March 33 people were killed in another round of conflict between the two ethnic groups. Revenge attacks between the two groups in late 2017 and early 2018 killed hundreds of people and forced tens of thousands more to flee their homes. Posted at 13:2513:25Chadian rebel arrested in FranceMary HarperAfrica editor, BBC World ServiceOne of Chad’s main rebel leaders has been arrested in Paris in connection with alleged crimes against humanity committed in Sudan. The exiled leader of the Union of Forces for Democracy and Development (UFDD), General Mahamat Nouri, is accused of committing crimes in Sudan between 2005 and 2010. Two other Chadian rebels were also picked up. The UFDD has been fighting the government of President Idriss Deby for years. In 2010 he was expelled from Sudan, from where he commanded his operations.Posted at 12:4312:43Mozambique troops ‘kill 26 Islamist insurgents’Jose TembeBBC Africa, MaputoAFPCopyright: AFPThe army has increased patrols in northern Mozambique since the attacks began last yearImage caption: The army has increased patrols in northern Mozambique since the attacks began last yearMozambique’s security forces killed at least 26 Islamist militants in the insurgency-hit northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in the independent Carta de Mocambique publication.It says that the soldiers stormed the insurgent’s base on Thursday killing 26.At least 13 fighters were injured and taken to custody, according to state news agency AIM. The security forces also seized weapons, foodstuffs, and medicines at the camp, the report says. Orlando Mudumane, the spokesperson of the general police command in the capital, Maputo, could not confirm the story when the BBC contacted him.The insurgency in the region began in late 2017 and some analysts say the militants, who identity themselves as al-Shabab, have links to Islamists in East Africa. Read more: How Mozambique’s smuggling barons nurtured jihadistsa woman who had Ebola-like symptoms had been put in isolation at a hospital in the south-west of the country.Health Minister Sicily Kariuki has said that that was a precautionary measure.”The patient does not meet the case definition of Ebola,” she told journalists at the country’s main airport where she was inspecting Ebola control facilities.The patient’s blood is being tested for Ebola and the results are expected at 16:00 local time (13:00 GMT).Posted at 10:4310:43Banyana Banyana in do-or-die matchSouth Africa’s Banyana Banyana face a do-or-die match against Germany at the Fifa Women’s World Cup at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier on Monday night.They need nothing short of a victory in their last group game over the two-time world champions to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the last-16 round. The World Cup debutantes lost their first two matches to Spain and China but they are not yet out the tournament.They can still qualify for the next round with a win against Germany as one of the four best third-placed teams. That will however depend on what happens in the other match in their group between Spain and China, plus permutations in other groups.A victory for South Africa will go down as a shock in this tournament, even though Germany has already qualified for the next round. In Germany they face the second-highest ranked team at this tournament and one of the teams showing their best form. They have not conceded a goal so far.South African players are however up for the challenge. Meanwhile, the Super Falcons of Nigeria who are also looking for a last-16 qualification play hosts France in Rennes.There’s been a lot of focus on this match from French newspapers and TV stations.France has already qualified for the next round, but will want to seal a top spot finish in their group to avoid facing one of the stronger sides in the last 16.Having won one game and lost another, a point might be enough for Nigeria to seal a place in the next round.Youth Day celebrations in the province – was overloaded by an additional 10 people. The victims of the fatal crash were all in the minibus.Three occupants of the bus were injured, News24 reports. “It is alleged that one driver lost control of the vehicle and collided head on with another one on a sharp curve,The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said:”This was the bloodiest weekend we have experienced and it again points to recklessness and negligence by drivers,” the RTMC CEO Advocate Makhosini Msibi said in a statement on Monday.who is being tested for Ebola went to hospital with a fever, headache, joint pains, sore throat and she was vomiting.She had been treated for malaria in a smaller hospital but her condition was getting worse. She was re-tested for malaria and the results were negative. It’s at that point that the health workers referred her to the Kericho County Referral Hospital, which has an isolation unit. She later developed diarrhoea but I’m told her condition is now improving.The private clinic referred her “out of caution” since she had travelled to the border with Uganda. But it’s important to note that the area she visited was in the east of Uganda. The outbreak that was confirmed last week was in the west of the country, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo.Her blood samples have been taken to Nairobi to be tested for Ebola.text messaging service has also been shut down since Thursday.The closure of the services coincides with nationwide exams, which some say may be the reason for the shut down.There has been speculation the measures are aimed at trying to stop students cheating, but the authorities have not confirmed this.Athletics Weekly quotes her as saying.A record nine athletes broke 4:01 in the race.
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