In this edition: a Nigerian fighter jet is shot down by suspected bandits in the country's beleaguered northwest. It’s a disturbing apparent evolution in the combat capabilities of local gangs. Also, the Thales corruption trial of former South African president Jacob Zuma restarts with the jailed ex-leader appearing on camera from behind bars for the first time. Finally, seven African countries are on a list of nations accused of using Israeli spyware to track journalists and human rights defenders.
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