In tonight's edition: South Africa's response to the coronavirus has been praised, but trust in the government is still hard hit by corruption. In Cameroon, police fire tear gas and water cannon to break up opposition protests. Dozens of people are reportedly arrested. And finally, Mali celebrates 60 years of independence from France.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa said Wednesday that borders will reopen to most countries next month as the country further eases anti-coronavirus measures. The continent's most industrialized economy shuttered its borders at the start of a strict lockdown on March 27 to limit the spread of the virus.
Dozens of activists from South Africa's radical leftwing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party picket outside stores of a leading retail pharmacy on Monday over a controversial "racist" hair advertisement which described black hair as "dull" and white hair as "normal". The company, which boasts of more than 500 branches across South Africa has apologised and pulled down the adverts. The EFF wants the chain shut for five days.
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The burnt shell remains after a large fire ripped through the 139-year-old Grey Street Mosque in South Africa's southeastern port city of Durban. The blaze at the mosque, one of the largest in the southern hemisphere, also damaged three adjacent buildings in the city's central business district.
South Africa has eased lockdown measures slightly, allowing alcohol and tobacco sales once again – but some lobbies are worried that coronavirus restrictions may be brought back, our correspondent has the latest. In Somalia, islamist insurgents claim an attack on a hotel on Sunday that left at least 16 people dead. And we head to Senegal to meet the country's first female pro surfer.