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More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed near Cuba’s main airport in Havana, the country’s worst air disaster in decades.

Three women were pulled alive from the wreckage, but are said to be in a critical condition.

A Ghanaian man is leading a campaign to bring The Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh to justice over the murder of 55 migrants who were mistaken for coup plotters, writes the BBC's Alex Duval Smith.

Martin Kyere leapt from the pick-up truck into the darkness. Bullets whistled around him as he ran for his life through the thick Gambian forest. He fell. He picked himself up. He dodged the soldiers' searchlight.

He promised himself not to rest until Mr Jammeh was brought to justice.

The Ebola virus has reared its head again, this time in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While it is impossible to predict exactly where and when the next outbreak will occur, we now know much more about how to prevent a crisis.
The news of an Ebola outbreak in the town of Bikoro in north-west DR Congo instantly brings to mind the horror of the epidemic that took 11,000 lives and infected 28,000 people in West Africa between 2014 and 2016.

Mahathir Mohamad

Mahathir Mohamad is to become the world's oldest elected leader at 92, after a shock victory in Malaysia's bitterly fought election. He will be sworn in at 21:30 local time (13:30 GMT), according to the state news agency, Bernama.

The former PM came out of retirement and defected to the opposition to take on his one-time protégé Najib Razak.

His historic win has ousted the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, which has been in power since independence in 1957.

President Yoweri Museveni

The president of Uganda has said he wants to ban the nation’s citizens from practicing oral sex because ‘the mouth is for eating’.

President Yoweri Museveni blamed ‘outsiders’ for trying to convince Ugandans to perform oral sex on one another – and said he was issuing a public ‘warning’ about it.

He told press: ‘Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders. One of them is what they call oral sex. The mouth is for eating, not for sex.We know the address of sex, we know where sex is.’

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

US President Donald Trump will meet Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House on 30 April - an announcement has led to the Nigerian press commenting on its significance.

The White House statement says the two leaders will discuss promoting economic growth, fighting terrorism, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region.

Vanguard newspaper reminds us that Mr Trump allegedly branded African nations “shithole" countries during an Oval Office meeting on immigration reform in January.

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