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Tunisia:Small Cabinet Meeting On Relations With European Union

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -A small cabinet meeting, held Friday afternoon in the Kasbah under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, focused on relations between Tunisia and the European Union, a statement of the Prime Ministry reads. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:President Macron Gets Grand Initiation Into Afrikan Shrine

[Guardian] Though late Fela Anikulapo's children have succeeded in sustaining his legacy through the yearly Felabration, the decision by American superstars such as Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to commit their wealth into the production of Fela!, a musical about the late Afrobeat pioneer, was an indication that Fela has become a worldwide phenomena. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Marreh Training With Premier League Club Watford

[Foroyaa] Midfielder Sulayman Marreh is back training with English Premier League outfit Watford. The Gambian was on a loan deal at second tier Spanish outfit Almeria UD after joining from Real Valladolid. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Check Facts, Poll Observers Urged

[The Herald] The European Union Observer Mission, which is in the country, says the forthcoming harmonised elections should be free and fair for Zimbabwe to get international acceptance and unlock Foreign Direct Investment. EUOM head Mr Elmar Brok, who is also a member of the European Parliament, said holding of credible elections was in the best interest of Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Meets EU Elections Chief

[The Herald] European Union chief election observer Mr Elmar Brok yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa and briefed him on the purpose of their visit to Zimbabwe. The head of the EU Observer Mission in Zimbabwe visited the President in the company of his deputy, Mr Mark Stevens, and the EU Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Phillipe Van Dame. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Macron Promises Basketball Aid for Africa's Youth

[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a raft of investments on Wednesday to boost Africa's youth following a visit to Nigeria. He notably announced a 12-million-euro basketball programme to encourage young Africans to use sport for social change. (AllAfrica)

Angola:João Lourenço Reaffirms Relations With Portugal "Are Good"

[ANGOP] Strasbourg, France -The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, reaffirmed Wednesday that bilateral relations with Portugal are good and that before the end of this year will receive the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa, in Luanda. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:2 Cops Accused of Murdering Briton to Stay in Remand for Two Weeks

[Capital FM] Mombasa -Two officers accused of murdering Alexander Monson, the son of the British aristocrat Nichola Monson, will now spend two weeks at the Shimo la Tewa remand prison after they were denied bond by the High Court in Mombasa. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Russia to Host High Level Russia-African Union Summit

[Fahamu] Faced with persistent criticisms, Russia has finally announced it will most likely host the first high-level Russia-African Union forum next year, a replica or a carbon copy of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation or European Union-African Union summit, signalling its readiness to work towards deepening and strengthening multifaceted engagement with Africa. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:Seychelles-Cyprus Agreement Sees Ecommerce, Cybersecurity As Areas for Cooperation

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and Cyprus have renewed an agreement that will provide a platform for more dialogue and stronger cooperation, said a top official of the Department of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia:UK Government Does Not Fund Media Campaign for Tunisian Executive (Embassy)

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The British government does not fund any pro-government media campaign for the Tunisian executive or against social protests, says the UK embassy in Tunis. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Liberia Holds Top European Union Meeting

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A high-level Liberia-European Union meeting gets underway July 4-5, 2018 at NaFAA's Technical Office, Mesurado Pier on Bushrod Island, with discussions expected to focus on development Liberian fisheries sector. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:400 Protest Closer UK Ties With Sudan Regime

[Radio Dabanga] London -400 people took to the streets in London on Saturday afternoon to protest increasingly friendly ties between the governments of the UK and Sudan. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Rain Halts SA Duo's Charge at Wimbledon

[News24Wire] South African tennis stars Kevin Anderson and Raven Klaasen will return to the Wimbledon courts on Thursday after rain halted their charge on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Long Layoff for Tino As Warriors Star Suffers Injury in Sweden

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe international striker Tino Kadewere (pictured) faces a lengthy absence from the football pitch after suffering a serious injury during a friendly encounter ahead of the resumption of the Swedish Allsvenskan this weekend. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Player With Kenyan Roots Impresses at World Cup Match

[Nairobi News] A Swedish player with Kenyan roots played a pivotal role in his team's progress into quarter finals in the ongoing Fifa World Cup in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyan Sex Work Queen Jailed for Running Brothels in UK

[Nairobi News] A Kenyan woman has been jailed for 10 years in the UK for running two brothels and enslaving a Romanian woman. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyatta to Host President of the Swiss Confederation

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta is on Monday scheduled to host the President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, who will be in the country for a two-day official visit. (AllAfrica)

Africa:No Happy Ending for Ivorian Girl Who Became Face of Migration

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Oumoh's story began when she left her home in the West African nation of Ivory Coast and began the long trek to Europe (AllAfrica)

Africa:What's Driving African Migration, Who's Going, and Where?

[Afrobarometer] It is well established that young people constitute the majority of those who risk their lives on migratory routes from Sub-Saharan Africa towards Europe. But there are important differences by country that may inform more targeted policy responses. Afrobarometer's Josephine Appiah-Nyamekye and Edem Selormey present the preliminary findings of the current round of nationally representative surveys relating to migration aspirations. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Liberia Holds Top European Union Meeting Today

[NEWS] A high level two days Liberia-European Union meeting gets underway today, July 4, 2018 at the National Fisheries & Aquaculture Authority's (NaFAA) Technical Office, Mesurado Pier on Bushrod Island. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Morkel Given Slap On the Wrists in England

[News24Wire] Former Proteas seamer Morne Morkel has received an official reprimand from England's Cricket Discipline Commission. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenya, Switzerland to Hold Talks On Regional Security

[Nation] Swiss President Alain Berset will next week land in Kenya for a two-day visit to hold talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta on regional security and Jubilee's 'Big Four' agenda. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Scorpions Right-Back Simon Switches Club in Denmark

[Foroyaa] Gambian defender Simon Richter has moved into a new club after quitting Roskilde of the Danish second tier, Foroyaa Sport can report. The 33-year-old turns his back on his former employers after been considered surplus to requirements. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Lazio Eying Signing Lamin Jallow

[Foroyaa] In-demand striker Lamin Jallow is on the verge of completing a transfer to another Italian club. Salernitana are the club he's being heavily touted to join believed to be on loan from Lazio. (AllAfrica)

Gambia:Another French Club On Njie's Trail

[Foroyaa] Newly promoted Ligue One French side Stade Reims has taken the initiative to evaluate possibilities of signing Gambian star Yusupha Njie. Njie recently penned a three-year deal with his Portuguese top flight side Boavista, turning his loan deal to a permanent contract from Moroccan outfit FUS Rabat. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania:Emmanuel Macron's Visit to Mauritania - Fighting Terrorism but At What Price?

[HRW] On July 2 and 3, Emmanuel Macron will travel to Mauritania for the African Union summit, followed by an official visit. This is the first time since 1997 that a French president will visit this country in the Sahel. With the Mauritanian presidential election just a year away, there is little doubt that the ruling party will capitalize politically on this visit. So why not take advantage of this trip to demonstrate, in a concrete way, France's commitment to freedom of expression and rejection of the death p (AllAfrica)

Kenya:France's World Cup Rejects Take Crown in Throwing Tantrums

[Nation] Moscow -From throwing tantrums, taking a swipe at their coaches to sending emissaries and cutting all links with the national team, football stars who failed to nail down places in their national teams playing in the World Cup here have displayed bizarre reaction. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Moreeng 'Very Disappointed' By Proteas' England Tour

[News24Wire] Proteas women coach Hilton Moreeng has dubbed South Africa's tour to England as "very disappointing" after his side flattered to deceive in the seven international matches they played against the hosts and New Zealand. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Sudan, EU - Further Cooperation to Combat Illegal Migration

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Khartoum and the European Union EU have launched a joint initiative to combat human trafficking and illegal migration in Sudan, a main source and transit country for many refugees attempting to travel to Europe. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia:Ways to Expand Tunisia-UK Co-Operation Discussed As FM Meets Alistair Burt

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui met Thursday in Tunis with United Kingdom's Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt who highlighted his country's keenness to expand the relations of co-operation and partnership with Tunisia. (AllAfrica)