Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you may have missed out on:
Benin’s parliament votes to legalise abortion
Parliamentarians in Benin have voted to legalise abortion in the West African country, where it was already authorised under very restricted conditions. – Aljazeera reports.
Why separatists in Cameroon and Nigeria have united
Cameroon’s five-year conflict could be taking a significant new turn with reports that its English-speaking separatist groups are getting help from an armed group in neighbouring Nigeria. – BBC reports.
DR Congo pupils protest for schools to reopen
Hundreds of secondary school pupils demonstrated outside the Democratic Republic of Congo’s parliament on Thursday, calling for lessons to resume three weeks into a teachers’ strike. – The Guardian reports.
Nnamdi Kanu pleads not guilty, trial adjourned till November 10
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has pleaded not guilty to the amended charges against him by the Federal Government. – Punch reports.
Rwandan prosecutors to appeal verdict for ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero
Rwandan prosecutors said on Wednesday they would appeal against a 25-year jail sentence handed to Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide. – Reuters reports.