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Africa: New WHO Chief Vows to Leave No One Behind in Healthcare

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Universal health coverage would be a "top priority" during his five-year term as the new WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said (AllAfrica)

Africa: Trump Climate Pullout Will Help Child Traffickers - Nobel Laureate

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New Delhi -"I would appeal to Mr Trump to reconsider his decision, but if he doesn't, then definitely it is going to create more harm for children" (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Authorities Ban Foreign Journalists

[Deutsche Welle] The South Sudan Media Authority has banned at least 20 foreign journalists from media coverage in the country for what it termed as "unsubstantiated and unrealistic stories." (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Gaming Tax Defeat Sets Back Kenya Budget Plan

[East African] Kenya faces a bigger revenue shortfall in the 2017/18 financial year after lawmakers rejected a proposal by the National Treasury to increase taxes on the gambling industry. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Civilians Killed As Soldiers Clash Over Somalia Aid

[Al Jazeera] At least 14 people, most of them civilians, have been killed after soldiers clashed over food aid in Somalia's drought-stricken city of Baidoa. (AllAfrica)

Africa: G20 and Africa - Mixed Expectations

[Deutsche Welle] The G20 wants to support private investments in Africa through a 'Compact with Africa.' The aim is to provide jobs and higher standards of living. But what do people in Africa think about the plan? (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Outrage As Police Fine Drivers for Torn Car Seats

[New Zimbabwe] MOTORISTS say it is now effectively a crime to own in car in the country as the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) traffic officers continue to fine them for "ridiculous offences". (AllAfrica)

Namibia: #RIPToivoYaToivo - Namibian Hero Toivo Is No More

[Namibian] STRUGGLE icon and former Robben Island prisoner, Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, has died today. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Malawi Just Like the Rest of Africa Is Not Poor - President

[Nyasa Times] Malawi, just like the rest of Africa is not poor, President Professor Peter Mutharika told his audience to his address to the Oxford Union in England on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: Expired and Fake Drugs Seized in Bujumbura

[Iwacu] The police discovered a large quantity of expired and fake drugs in the capital on 8 June. The police seized the drugs from a private house on 3rd Avenue in Muramvya, Kinama. The drugs included suppositories, quinine and paracetamol amongst other things. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Audit Finds Over 90,000 Dead Voters in Register

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Audit firm KPMG has recommended the removal of over 90,000 dead voters from the register before the August elections. (AllAfrica)

Mali: Three UN Peacekeepers Killed in Attack in Kidal

[UN News] Condemning yesterday's attacks against the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the city of Kidal, Secretary-General António Guterres reiterated the Organization's support to help implement the peace agreement in the West African country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Sacks Prosecutor General Tomana

[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has fired prosecutor general Johannes Tomana. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda/Central African Republic: Amavubi Coach to Test New System in CAR Afcon Clash

[New Times] Amavubi head coach Antoine Hey has admitted that Sunday's opening match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central African Republic will be a good test of the team's new playing system. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: #CapeStorms the Fault of 'White Monopoly Capital'

[News24Wire] White-owned monopoly capital is to blame for the storm that raged across the Western Cape this week, Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama has said. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: UN Migration Agency Launches U.S.$60 Million Appeal for Famine-Struck East, Horn of Africa

[UN News] The United Nations migration agency today appealed for some $60 million to aid an estimated 16 million people suffering from the worst drought seek in decades in East and Horn of Africa. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: International Community Must Ensure 'Endemic' Impunity Brought to an End - UN Rights Chief

[UN News] Voicing concern over lack of progress on the part of Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to undertake credible investigations into widespread allegations of rights violations and abuses in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental provinces, the top United Nations human rights official today called for setting up of an international investigation mechanism to look into the situation. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: The List of Art Destroyed at the University of Cape Town

[GroundUp] David Goldblatt and Breyten Breytenbach condemn "censorship" (AllAfrica)

Namibia: The Homeless Illegally Occupy Govt Houses

[New Era] Windhoek -Government's failure to make use of all its unoccupied houses in Windhoek has attracted homeless people, some of whom were found selling drugs during a police operation this week. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Uganda's Response to the Refugee Crisis

[the Education Commission] Arua, Northern Uganda -We are on Uganda's northern border with South Sudan. A beautiful area with rolling green hills scattered with small villages comprised of mud huts, mango trees and compact cotton and tobacco fields. (AllAfrica)

Mali: Three UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali Attack

[Al Jazeera] Three United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an attack outside their base in northern Mali, the UN said in a statement on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: UK Elections - Zim-Born Lawyer Loses, but Learns for 'Next Time'

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE born lawyer Primrose Makunzva lost her bid for the Westminster Parliament in the just ended UK elections but says she gained invaluable experience for "next time". (AllAfrica)

Kenya: New Jetty to Ease Kipevu Oil Terminal Workload

[East African] The Kenya government has said it will construct a new jetty at the Mombasa port to handle refined and crude oil from large tankers. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: It's Cold Outside Zuma's ANC. but There's Little Warmth Left Inside

[The Conversation Africa] In the liberation struggle against apartheid a small number of white people joined the battle to overthrow the South African regime. One of them, academic Raymond Suttner, was first arrested in 1975 and tortured with electric shocks because he refused to supply information to the police. He then served eight years in prison because of his underground activities for the African National Congress and South African Communist Party. (AllAfrica)

Africa: UN Ocean Conference Wraps Up With Actions to Restore Ocean Health, Protect Marine Life

[UN News] The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans today wrapped up with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Children to Start Receiving New TB Drug in September

[Nyasa Times] Children in the country are expected to start receiving the long awaited child friendly Tuberculosis (TB) drug which was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in December, 2015. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Govt Saves 54bn/ - in Anti-Corruption Drive

[Daily News] THE Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) has saved 53.9bn/- in public funds through various operations and interventions in 2016/2017 financial year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Two Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Stealing School Tablets

[Nation] Two men have been sentenced to three years in jail for stealing digital tablets and laptops valued at Sh3.5 million from Mwena Primary School in Lunga Lunga. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: LP Primary Woes - Rep. Smith Defeats Dr. Bropleh in Primary, But - Featured

[The Capitol Times] Former Liberia's Information Minister, Dr. Lawrence K. Bropleh has been defeated in the primary of the opposition Liberty Party (LP) for District #3, Grand Bassa County. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: U.S. $ 2.25 Billion Bond Was Transparent Devoid of Infractions - Finance Minister

[Ghana Govt.] The Minister for Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has told Parliament that the recent 2.25 billion dollar bond issued by government was done through a competitive and transparent bidding devoid of infractions and improper procedure. (AllAfrica)

President Mugabe sacks Zimbabwe's chief prosecutor Johannes Tomana

The official had dropped charges against two soldiers accused of plotting against a Mugabe property. (BBC News)