Malawi imposes a state of emergency over Covid-19, after two cabinet ministers died of the disease. But first, tensions mount ahead of Thursday’s vote in Uganda. Security is beefed up in the capital after a violent campaign. Also, France condemns the killing of more than half a dozen people in a village in Cameroon. The army has denied accusations from some locals who say soldiers were responsible for the massacre. And a fall in global demand for cocoa beans has led to a pile-up of unsold stock in the ports of Ivory Coast, the world’s top cocoa producer.