South Africa eases restrictions as infections fall

South Africa eases lockdown measures slightly, allowing alcohol and tobacco sales once again – but some lobbies are worried that restrictions may be brought back, our correspondent has the latest. In Somalia an attack on a hotel has left at 16 people dead, and we meet Senegal’s first female pro surfer.

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