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Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Urges Unity; Rival Challenges Election Result

[VOA] Emmerson Mnangagwa called Friday on his country to unite, a day after he was declared the narrow winner of Zimbabwe's presidential election, while the opposition leader said the poll was a fraud and pledged to challenge the result. (AllAfrica)

Eritrea:Unresolved Eritrea-Djibouti Tensions Threaten Regional Peace

[VOA] When Eritrea and Ethiopia agreed last month to end their decades-long conflict, the international community responded enthusiastically. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Reconciliation Efforts Must Speed Up to Defuse Tensions in Ethiopia

[VOA] The UN refugee agency is ramping up life-saving aid to nearly one million people displaced by violence in southwestern Ethiopia and is urging accelerated reconciliation efforts to defuse tensions in the region. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Brazzaville:Can Ebola Spread to DRC Neighbours?

[VOA] U.N. officials warn the deadly Ebola virus could be spread by refugees leaving the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province. Officials are urging neighboring countries to increase surveillance at border crossings. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:What MDC Violence! Zanu-PF Is Home to the Godfathers of Genocide

[New Zimbabwe] FROM independence, the nationalist government did not intend to hand over power to any other organisation that was not Zanu PF. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Africa Cannot Grow Unless Nigeria Grows - World Bank

[Leadership] World Bank said it takes Nigeria as a "high priority" in its considerations on how to promote ideas and programmes that can aid development of the African region. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Tension Brews As Ethiopian Troops and Tanks Roll Into Jigjiga Town

[Shabelle] A tension has been brewing in Jigjiga, the administrative capital of the Somali regional state in Ethiopia after the Federal military took over the control of the town on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Shock As 9-Year-Old Gives Birth in City Hospital

[Nairobi News] In a case that has left Kenyans in shock, a nine-year-old girl gave birth at a Nairobi Hospital on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:South Sudan President to Sign Revised Power-Sharing Deal

[VOA] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Friday he plans to sign a final power-sharing deal with rebels and other opposition groups intended to end the country's nearly five-year civil war. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Ebola Cases in DR Congo 'Will Rise in Coming Days' - WHO

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that cases from the resurgent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to rise in the coming days. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Victims Await Compensation 20 Years After U.S. Embassies Attack

[Nation] Twenty years after the twin bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Kenyans and Tanzanians affected by the attacks are still struggling to gain compensation through the US judicial and legislative systems. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Winnie Kiiza Dropped As Leader of Opposition

[Observer] Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat has dropped Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza as leader of opposition in parliament. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Is Soco Definitive Sound of Nigerian Pop Music in 2018?

[Guardian] The definitive sound of Nigerian pop in 2018 was decided in 2016 when producer Northboi created the beat for Soco, the hit song by the quartet of Wizkid, Terri, Spotless and Ceeza Milli. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Bail Hearings Delayed for Zimbabwe Opposition Protesters

[VOA] Twenty-two opposition activists, facing charges of inciting violence and causing malicious damage to the ruling ZANU-PF party offices, were told Saturday to return to court Monday for bail hearings because there wasn't enough time to hear their cases. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Why Tribalism and Racism Are Just Two Sides of the Same Coin

[Nation] In recent weeks, there have been reports of racial discrimination of Kenyans working for the SGR, and black shoppers at Chandarana Supermarket chain after a leaked promotional email. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Koffi Olomide On a Charm Offensive to Woo Back Fans

[Nation] Veteran Congolese musician Koffi Olomide last week made a dramatic entry into Zambia despite threats of arrest over a pending assault case. Olomide has been on a charm offensive to redeem his sullied image across the continent. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:God Will Never Forgive Me If I Support Atiku for President - Obasanjo

[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Friday that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar should not count on him for support in his latest bid to actualise his life-long ambition of being elected the president of Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Activist Runs Schools to Counter Boko Haram Violence

[VOA] When Rebecca Gadzama meets with the teachers she oversees, they sometimes hold the meeting outdoors, under trees in open fields. It gives them a chance to spot danger and run in case of an attack. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:These Are Banks That Were Once Placed Under Supervision

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Bank M which was on Thursday, August 02, 2018 placed under Bank of Tanzania administration becomes the third since 2014 as authorities act tough to secure the financial sector. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Harare Violence Another Wake-Up Call for SADC

[Zimbabwe Independent] First, there is the voting. Then, there is the counting. But what happens next? This is the sad question now on everyone's mind after the military was deployed to suppress post-election protests in Zimbabwe today. No-one wanted the answer to be gunfire, tanks and injuries. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Opposition Supporters Charged With Inciting Electoral Violence

[Deutsche Welle] Opposition supporters stand accused of 'committing public violence' in the wake of contested elections claimed by incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa. His main rival says he will challenge the results in court. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Two Narratives Are Being Spun About Zimbabwe's Poll. Which One Will Win the Day?

[The Conversation Africa] It is said that two things are inevitable in life: death and taxes. To these a third might be added - election victories for former southern African liberation parties. This is especially true in Zimbabwe, whose governing Zanu-PF party is steeped in the politics of entitlement. One with a brutal history whenever it is confronted by dissent and opposition. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Musicians React in Emotionally Tense Election Week

[Zimbabwe Standard] At a time uncertainty clouded the elections outcome this past week, there are artistes who have expressed their misgivings over the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's delay to announce the presidential election results, deplored the death of civilians in the ensuing protest and the disputed outcome. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:'Zanu-PF Youths' Threaten Comedian

[Zimbabwe Standard] National Arts Merit Awards and Roil Bulawayo arts awards winning comedian Mandla fears for his family after his mother was intimidated by suspected Zanu PF youths on Wednesday afternoon at their residence in Pumula South, Bulawayo, while he was in the central business district. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF Defends ED's Poor Showing

[Zimbabwe Standard] Zanu PF has come out in defence of president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa's personal poor showing in the recent elections, which saw him garnering far less votes than his party's parliamentary candidates. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Buhari Approves New Agency for South-East, Minister Says

[Premium Times] The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an agency on robotics and artificial intelligence(AI) for the South East. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Sombre Atmosphere As Army Shooting Victim Buried

[New Zimbabwe] ONE of the six people shot and killed in Wednesday's shootings by the army was buried at Zororo Memorial Park Cemetery in Harare amid a sombre atmosphere. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa's Lame Excuses Show Dearth of Leadership

[Zimbabwe Standard] The death of at least six people who were shot and killed in cold blood by Zimbabwe's military forces on the streets of Harare last Wednesday was the biggest blight on the country's controversial election. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Khupe Led MDC Rules Out Rejoining MDC Alliance

[New Zimbabwe] THE MDC-T led by former deputy prime minister Thokozani Khupe has ruled out prospects of a re-merger with the Nelson Chamisa led MDC in the wake of electoral defeat by the former allies in the just ended national elections. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria to Bid for 2025 IAAF World Championship

[Vanguard] Nigeria will join five other countries to vie for the hosting of the IAAF World Championships in 2025. (AllAfrica)

Violence as troops deploy in Ethiopia's Somali region

Protesters have set fire to a church and looted shops after federal troops took over. (BBC News)