Summary

  1. Stacks of cash totalling nearly $10m found in Nigeria anti-graft raid
  2. South African king says women 'too delicate' to rule
  3. War criminal Charles Taylor 'making call from UK prison'
  4. West African force in The Gambia to be reduced to 500
  5. Kenyan declares state of national disaster over drought
  6. 'Children swept away' in Malawi floods
  7. Arik Air to challenge Nigeria government takeover
  8. Congo tycoon returning from exile with Tshisekedi's body
  9. Port Harcourt residents angry at black soot pollution
  10. Kenya's Jepchirchir sets new half marathon record
  11. Tanzania eyeing German compensation claim
  12. Nigeria's President Buhari 'will be home in days', his adviser tells the BBC
  13. Email stories and comments to africalive@bbc.co.uk - Friday 10 February 2017

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By Lucy Fleming

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That's all from the BBC Africa Live page today. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or checking the BBC News website.   
A reminder of today's wise words: 
Follow the bee and die in the hive."
A Swahili proverb sent by Kris Berwouts in Ghent, Belgium
And we leave you with this South African selfie from our gallery of Africa's week in pictures:
A woman taking a selfie in South Africa
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Cameroon government 'open to talks' - but no sign of internet return

Issa Tchiroma
AFP
Cameroon's information minister has said the government is open to discussing grievances of people in English-speaking parts of the country - but he suggested there would be no move to restore internet access for them.
Issa Tchiroma told BBC Focus on Africa radio: "We are ready to listen. We said that, ok, we understand your claim. Let us sit around the table, explain, and we are going to find a common solution through dialogue and consultation."
Rights activists in the North-West and South-West regions say there have been protests and strikes because the government has ignored discrimination and other grievances for many years and the situation has been getting worse.
Asked why protesters and rights activists had been jailed, Mr Tchiroma said they had been "caught red-handed, burning, looting, threatening people, maiming people". 
"The trial of all those who are in jail today will be open," he said.
As part of its response to the protests and strikes, the government last month cut off the internet connection to the two regions concerned, although it has not explicitly acknowledged doing so. 
When challenged about this, Mr Tchiroma said:
The internet is a marvellous tool [but] when you use this tool to incite hatred, political upheaval, riots, it is wrong. This unfortunately is what is being done."
Issa Tchiroma
Rights activists have criticised the severing of the internet connection as collective punishment and a crude attempt to quell dissent.

Congo 'avenging militia' battle soldiers

At least 37 people have been killed by Democratic Republic of Congo's army today in clashes with the Kamwina Nsapu militia in the central Kasai region.
Residents of Tshimbulu town told the BBC’s Kinshasa reporter Poly Muzalia by phone that they were militia wanted to avenge the death of their leader who was shot dead in August.
A local journalist in the areas says the death toll could be as high as 50 and says dozens of others have been wounded.

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Congo tycoon returning from exile with Tshisekedi's body

Moise Katumi
AFP
Moise Katumi owns one of Africa's biggest football clubs
Moise Katumi, a prominent opposition politician in the Democratic Republic of Congo, says he will return from exile to accompany the body of the late opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, who died last month in Belgium.
The government and the opposition are arguing over arrangements for Mr Tshisekedi's burial, and it is still not yet clear when it will take place (see earlier post). 
Mr Katumbi, a wealthy businessman who owns one of Africa's biggest football clubs, TP Mazembe, risks imprisonment on his return home. 
A one-time presidential hopeful, he received a three-year sentence last June in a case which human rights activists say was politically motivated.