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Congo-Kinshasa: Country Declared Free of Ebola Virus

[Guardian] Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared its month Ebola outbreak over on Saturday after 42 days without recording a new case of the virus. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Human Traffickers Earn Over U.S.$150 Billion Annually - Report

[Vanguard] AS the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, steps up its campaign against human trafficking and other forms of forced labour including child labour in Nigeria, human trafficking and other forms of forced labour have been on the increase globally because of huge profit being generated. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Go and Herd Cattle,' Mugabe Tells Unemployed Youth

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, on Friday told unemployed youths to "go and herd cattle" in the rural areas amid a critical shortage of jobs in the southern African country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why France Supported Biafra in Civil War

[Premium Times] A controversial French support to Biafra as it fought to break away from Nigeria between 1967 and 1970 was not in defence of Biafra's secession cause -- even though it had a humanitarian appeal. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: 'We'll Stay in the International Criminal Court'

[Times of Zambia] Zambia will continue to uphold its membership on the International Criminal Court (ICC), Parliament heard yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Witness 'Heard Opposition Politician Mwamba Threaten Lungu'

[Times of Zambia] Trial took off yesterday in the case in which United Party for National Development (UPND) vice-president for administration, Geoffrey Mwamba is charged with proposing violence against President Edgar Lungu with one witness testifying against the opposition leader. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Abuja's Federal Secretariat Building On Fire

[Premium Times] The Federal Secretariat building in Abuja is currently on fire. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Has Mugabe Exposed 'Trusted Friend' Mbeki?

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe Friday gave away Thabo Mbeki whom he said had offered himself to ensuring liberation war movements like Zanu PF remained alive and true to their founding values. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: UN Downsizes Peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur

[Deutsche Welle] The UN Security Council has agreed to reduce the number peacekeepers in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur after US pressure led to a $600 million cut in the UN budget for peace operations. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Skips Independence Parade Amid Security Fears

[Al Jazeera] Democratic Republic of Congo will not hold its annual independence day military parade on Friday because of security concerns, an adviser to President Joseph Kabila said. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Former Nigerian President Obasanjo Backs Used Clothes Ban

[New Times] Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has backed East Africa's move to phase out and eventually ban the importation of used clothes. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Beyoncé Partners With Unicef to Bring Safe Water to Burundi's Children

[Unicef] New Orleans -Global entertainer and humanitarian Beyoncé has teamed up with UNICEF through her BeyGOOD philanthropic arm to announce the launch of BEYGOOD4BURUNDI, a multi-year partnership to provide safe water to the most vulnerable children in Burundi. The partnership will support programmes to improve water, sanitation and basic hygiene practices in the hardest-to-reach areas of the landlocked East African nation. (AllAfrica)

Mali: Macron in Mali Sunday for Launch of Sahel Anti-Terror Force

[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron was due in Mali on Sunday to reaffirm Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, as Paris steps up its counter-terror operations in the area. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: ANC Social Transformation Policy - a Critical Analysis

[Democracy Works] The primary cornerstones of social transformation include nation building and social cohesion, sports and recreation, social development, water and sanitation, as well as adequate housing. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Football Body Escapes FIFA Freeze

[SudaNow] Sudan has managed to avoid a FIFA freeze of its football activity as of Friday June 30 after the two feuding groups reached a compromise solution resulting in the return of the sitting executives of the Sudan Football Association (SFA) to their offices. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Nigeria Assumes Chairmanship of AU Peace and Security Council

[Vanguard] Nigeria on Saturday assumed the Chairmanship of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Schoolgirl Pregnancy Debate Divides Nation, Opinions Show

[Citizen] The government has decided that no schoolgirl who becomes pregnant will continue with her studies in public schools after delivery. Here is what some Tanzanians reacted to the decision. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Jay Z Sets Twitter On Fire After Admission of Adultery

[Vanguard] Twitter is buzzing with comments on Rapper Jay Z's admission that he once cheated on his wife, Beyonce. Trending along was the revelation of the names of the twins born early in July as Rumi and Sir Carter. (AllAfrica)

Zambia/Botswana: Chipolopolo, Zebras Clash in COSAFA Quarterfinals

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia national team will open its 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup with a match against Botswana in the quarterfinals of the regional championship. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Locals Called, Texted Less After Christmas

[Nation] Kenyans texted and called less in the three months to March as the economy shrugged off the effects of the high-spending holiday season amid rising cost of basic items like food, electricity and petrol. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Court to Rule On El-Zakzaky, Army Clash

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Federal High Court in Kaduna yesterday reserved judgment for July, 6, in the case involving the clash between the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shiites and the Nigerian Army which occurred in Zaria, in December 2015. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Ultra-Modern State House On Cards

[Times of Zambia] Construction for an ultra-modern State House is due to begin next year after a Parliamentary committee expressed concern over the deteriorating condition of the current home and office the head of state -built some eight decades ago - and MPs supported the idea. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Protests Shut Down Hout Bay Roads

[News24Wire] Violent protests on Saturday morning in Hout Bay have closed roads and lead to the suspension of bus services. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: What You Need to Know About Mugabe's 'Newest' Challenger

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's former industry minister, Nkosana Moyo, has just announced he will run for president in next year's elections as an independent. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bobi Wine Victory a True Reflection of People's Voice - Besigye

[Monitor] Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leader, Dr Kizza Besigye, has described the victory of Kyaddondo East MP-elect Mr Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine as a true reflection of the people's voice. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Nation Has 2% of HIV Prevalence - Inquiry

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least two percent of the Angolan population is a HIV positive with high prevalence on women affecting (2.69 percent) against men ( 1.2 percent), indicates the report of multiple inquiries and health (IIMS) 2015-2016 released on Friday in Luanda by the National Statistic Institute (INE). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: We Are Not the ANC of Mandela - Gwede Mantashe

[News24Wire] The ANC is under threat from what it calls colour revolution, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Friday evening. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Govt, DR Congo Sign Trade Deal

[Times of Zambia] Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have signed a bilateral trade agreement to begin operations on the one-stop border post at Kasumbalesa in Chilabombwe District on the Copperbelt Province. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why My Successor May Be Stoned - Okorocha

[Vanguard] Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sent a warning signal to whoever will take over from him after the expiration of his eight year tenure as the governor of the state, saying that his successor could risk being stoned if his performance falls below the standard he had set in the state. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: 'Time to Address Political Instability'

[SANF] Speaker after speaker spoke from the same script at the inauguration of Thomas Thabane as the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

Alleged Nigerian kingpin 'kidnapper' Evans sues police chief

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, is accused of kidnappings and demanding huge ransoms. (BBC News)