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It is International Women's Day today, and Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo has been speaking to the BBC about how to make the #MeToo movement work across the vast African continent.

The movement, which used social media to shine a spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse, has already been hugely successful in the US and Europe.

South Africa's Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s has announced an additional 57 billion rand ($5bn; £3.5bn) will be allocated to free university education for students from poor and working class families.

Initially announced by former president Jacob Zuma in December - there are still concerns about whether this plan would be feasible in the long-term.

He also announced an increased Value Added Tax - up from 14% to 15% - as part of the South African budget.

Liberia's new president George Weah has said he inherited "a country that is very broke, depleted a political malfeasance", reports AFP news agency.

The former footballer, who is currently in France, said he ordered a complete audit "to make sure that what belongs to the government goes to the government".

US evangelist Billy Graham

US evangelist Billy Graham - one of the most influential preachers of the 20th Century - has died aged 99.

Graham became one of the best-known promoters of Christianity, preaching to audiences worldwide in large arenas, beginning in London in 1954.

He died at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association said.