South Africa has officially sworn in Cyril Ramaphosa alongside other MPs. But on the opening day of the newly elected National Assembly, some of the new ANC officials have had to postpone their ceremony while they wait to deal with matters previously raised by the party's Integrity Commission.
Kenyan writer and LGBT Rights activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies aged 48 in Nairobi. He won a Caine Prize for his book 'Discovering Home'. Famous for publicly coming out in Kenya in 2014, he was named on the same year among Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. We hear his experience from an interview he did with Focus on Africa in 2014.
A Somali Uber living in the US has been found responsible for committing acts of torture during Somalia's civil war in the 1980s. We hear from one of his victims.
Malawi to the polls
Voting is underway in Malawi, where people are electing their President, new members of Parliament and local government councillors. In the race for the presidential seat are incumbent Peter Mutharika, his current vice president Saulos Chilima of the UTM Party and Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party. As vote carries on, Focus on Africa's David Amanor speaks to the voters queuing up in their millions outside polling stations across the country.
A new study into rising sea levels compiled by the National Academy of Sciences in the US, suggests that sea levels would rise by up to 2 meters by 2100 as a result of global warming and the melting of ice sheets at Earth's poles. Double what had been previously thought. Dr Abiy Kebede is Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering from the University of Brunel in London explains how coastal regions in Africa are at risk from the expansion of waters into the mainland.
Cobalt is a valuable raw material widely found in the Democratic Republic of Congo and important in the construction of telephones and cars. But as industries all over the world increase their demands on the metal, its mining becomes equally unsustainable. That's why Swedish born Congolese Grammy award-winning artist, Mohombi is a key member and spokesman of the Congo World Foundation, hoping to spread awareness of the need to promote clean cobalt.
Eve of Malawi's sixth democratic election
Nearly seven million Malawians will have the chance to vote for a new president in one of the most unpredictable elections in the country's history;
DRC politician Moise Katunbi returns home after three years in a self-imposed from exile;
And the renaisaance of combat sports in Africa.
Facebook bans Israeli firm over 'fake Africa accounts'
Facebook bans Israeli firm 'targeting Africa'; Nigerian government warns young people targeted by new financial scam; German museum to return a 15th century monument to Namibia.
Sudanese Pro-Democracy Protesters Urged To Remove Barricades
Sudanese pro-democracy activists urged to remove barricades as talks between the army and the leaders of the opposition alliance are suspended for 72 hours; Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besiyge calls on President Museveni to relinquish power plus the Nigerian woman framed by drug gangs talks about her ordeal.