Ethiopia's Tigray region has held elections in a show of defiance against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. He's called the vote illegal, but says the federal government will not respond with force. Also, it's a diplomatic milestone for Somaliland as the breakaway self-declared nation opens a de facto embassy in Taiwan. Somalia and China have condemned the partnership. And we speak to the founder of Little Africa 2.0. It's a cultural centre set to open in Paris's Goutte d'Or neighborhood - one epicentre of the African diaspora.
Considered by some to be the greatest moderniser of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie is also the man who let his people starve to death during several major famines. The story of Selassie, who was overthrown in a 1974 coup, was consigned to the dustbin of history for years before renewed interest in 2019. Our reporters retraced his controversial legacy.
Kenya's strict coronavirus curfew is blamed for the death of a 13-year-old boy at the hands of police and South Africa sends testing teams into townships in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. Also, Ethiopia postpones its landmark August election due to the pandemic and Madagascar launches an emergency plan to help those forced to stop work.
We look at US coverage of the Democratic primary as Joe Biden closes in on the party's nomination. Also, more coronavirus news as the US takes strict measures to contain the virus and several high-profile festivals are postponed. Next, we find out why Egypt and Ethiopia are clashing over a longstanding River Nile dam project. Finally, a US man makes it his mission to deliver an abandoned family portrait after a photo company goes bankrupt.
In tonight's edition: Bereaved families who lost loved ones aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 converged on the crash site on to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy. In Nigeria, the influential former Emir of Kano speaks out after being removed from his position. His lawyers say his treatment is unconstitutional. Finally, we head to Morocco where women are gaining ground on the rap scene largely dominated by men.
South Africa's budget announcement includes a pledge to spend billions on ailing state electricity company Eskom. A funeral for Egypt's former leader Hisni Mubarak focuses on his military past rather than his political legacy. And finally refugees who have been living in Kenya's Kakuma camp return home to eastern Ethiopia motivated in part by recent political and economic reforms in their country.