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Guinea: Anti-Govt Rally - 500,000 Protesters, 1 Stray Bullet

[African Arguments] What was behind the mass opposition rally in Conakry? (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sun International to Ditch Nigeria

[News24Wire] Hotel and leisure conglomerate Sun International [JSE:SUI] announced on Monday that it will exit Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cape Town Man Gives Confused Hijacker a Backhand

[News24Wire] A group of hijackers who thought they would get away with a snazzy sports car in Cape Town ended up dazed and empty-handed when their victim fought back. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Appeal Court Decision Lowers Cost of Adultery

[Namibian] PEOPLE who commit adultery with married persons in Namibia will no longer be at risk of being sued for damages by someone in whose marriage the adulterer has interfered as a third party. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Investing in Science Can Help Put Food On Plates

[The Conversation Africa] Food shortages, hunger, starvation and long-term food security are not new issues in Africa, nor elsewhere in the developing world. Food security means that all people, at all times, have both physical and economic access to enough food for an active, healthy life. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Kerry in Africa On U.S. Counterterror Drive

[Deutsche Welle] US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Kenya. The country is battling Islamist militants and the trip is seen as part of a long-term counterterrorism response being mounted by Washington. (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Protecting the Environment? There's an App for That

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -By building environmental apps, students learn about technology and the environment (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyatta, Kerry Express Concern Over South Sudan Situation

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta and US Secretary of State John Kerry have expressed concerns over slow implementation of the South Sudan peace agreement. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Emefiele Now Heads African Central Bank Governors' Forum

[Daily Trust] The Assembly of Governors of the Association of African Central Bank Governors (AACB) has elected the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele as the President of the Forum for the 2016 - 2017 year. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Medallist's Protest Raises Eyebrows in Rio

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa, 26, managed to hold on to collect silver in an exciting race that saw Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge cement his status as "the most commanding marathon runner of the current generation", according to the IAAF. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Rising Queens of the Boxing Ring

[Al Jazeera] A girl shadow boxes in front of a gigantic gritty mirror, throwing punches at her chipped reflection. Another pair of fighters dance about a dimly lit canvas ring in rounds of a training session with their coach, who yells at them to fight and fight hard if they hope to follow in the footsteps of their role model, Esther Phiri. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: Where Is Burundian Journalist Jean Bigirimana?

[HRW] It is exactly one month since 37-year-old journalist Jean Bigirimana vanished after leaving his home in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, for Bugarama, a town about 40 kilometers away. There are unconfirmed reports that he was arrested there by members of the intelligence services, but his whereabouts remain unknown. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Speaker Hailed for Efforts to Reconciliate Ruling Party, Opposition

[Daily News] The National Chairman of the National Convention for Construction and Reform (NCCR-Mageuzi), Mr James Mbatia, yesterday commended the National Assembly Speaker, Mr Job Ndugai, for his resolve to hold mediation talks with the opposition regarding their walk-out from the House during the past budgetary parliament session in Dodoma. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Rejects Talks Over Election

[Al Jazeera] The Democratic Republic Congo's main opposition alliance has rejected talks with the government of President Joseph Kabila over elections that were due to have been held in November but have been delayed, and called for a general strike on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Fresh Fuel Scam Rocks Govt Firm

[The Herald] CMED (Pvt) Ltd officials have been accused of collecting fuel from the National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) reportedly for Government business, only to divert it to private service stations for resale, prejudicing the State of millions of dollars in revenue. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Opposition Leader Khupe in Car Crash

[The Herald] Whinsley Masara -MDC-T vice president Thokozani Khupe was injured in an accident on Saturday when the vehicle she was travelling in veered off the road and crashed into a tree, just outside Bulawayo. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: India Appeals to Ease Tanzanite Export Restrictions

[Daily News] India has appealed to Tanzania to lift the restriction imposed on export of tanzanite weighing over one gram and subsequently double its export tax as a measure to curtail illegal trade of the blue gemstone. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ex-Soldier Says Mugabe Belongs in Mental Home

[New Zimbabwe] A FORMER junior officer with the national Army and now prominent member of the Tajamuka/Sesijikile activist group has hit back at his ex-boss and Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander, Constantino Chiwenga who recently said the military will not allow the unconstitutional removal of President Robert Mugabe. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Niger Delta Avengers Expresses Readiness to Dialogue With Govt

[Premium Times] The Niger Delta Avengers, the group responsible for renewed insurgency in Nigeria's oil rich region, has expressed readiness for a peace deal with the federal government. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Egypt, Russia Agree On Roadmap for Resumption of Flights - Minister

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt and Russia agreed on a roadmap for the resumption of Russian flights and tourism to Egypt, Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathy said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Zimbabweans Stage Anti-Mugabe March in Port Elizabeth

[GroundUp] Zimbabwean nationals living in the Eastern Cape marched in Port Elizabeth on Saturday to express their anger at their government. The marchers demanded the immediate resignation of president Robert Mugabe blaming him for causing starvation and creating record unemployment. (AllAfrica)

Africa: HIV Diagnosis During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Domestic Abuse

[Key Correspondents] Being diagnosed with HIV during pregnancy increases the risk of domestic violence postpartum among women with no history of abuse in their relationship. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: UN Call for Urgent Action to Stop Hunger Crisis Extending Into 2017

[CISA] Johannesburg -Farmers in drought - hit southern Africa urgently need help to plant the next harvest, or else the food crisis in the region will continue into 2017, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned on August 18. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: EFCC Probes Award of 10 Contracts in 24 Hours

[Daily Trust] Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have begun investigation into how the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons allegedly awarded 10 contracts to companies in one day, Daily Trust gathered yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Swiss Schurter Wins 2016 Olympic Mountain Bike Race As Rwanda Athlete Disappoints

[New Times] Rwanda will have to wait for another four years to seek for her first ever Olympic medal after all her seven athletes that featured in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games that concluded on Sunday, returned empty handed. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Former Kenyan Leader Mwai Kibaki Flown to SA for Treatment

[News24Wire] Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki was flown to South Africa on Sunday evening for treatment. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Tracing Athlete Myasiro's Humble Rise to Fame

[New Times] Rwanda has been credited as one of the countries where athletics is flourishing. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Muvunyi to Retire After 2016 Rio Paralympics

[New Times] Rwanda's Paralympian Hermas Cliff Muvunyi has announced that he will retire after competing at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Honey Dealers Seek to Commercialise Beekeeping

[New Times] The upcoming 5th All-Africa International honey industry expo will focus on how to make beekeeping a commercial enterprise. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Africa's Opposition to ICC Will Only Get Louder

[New Times] Africa's discontent with International Criminal Court (ICC) continues, with the Conference of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) in Kigali last week the latest to move the discourse forward. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia 'hero' runner gets asylum donations after Oromo protest sign

A crowd-funding campaign raises more than $40,000 to help Ethiopia's Olympic marathon medallist seek asylum after his anti-government protest. (BBC News)