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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)


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)


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)


Nigeria:Troops Eliminate Over 30 Bandits in Zamfara, Free Kidnapped Victims

[Vanguard] Abuja -Nigerian Troops, fighting to root out armed bandits from some states in the North West of the country, have killed over 30 bandits in several shootouts in Zamfara State, while some notorious bandit leaders have been arrested. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Civilian Killings By Army Dent Peaceful Zimbabwe Poll

[New Zimbabwe] THE United States of America says the use of live ammunition by Zimbabwe's armed forces leading to the death of six civilians in Harare last Wednesday has dented what was set to become the country's most peaceful election since independence. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Amnesty International Urges Probe Into Army Killings

[New Zimbabwe] Global rights lobby, Amnesty International has urged the Zimbabwe government to put up a prompt and effective investigation into army killings on six people and the injury of a dozen others following post-electoral violence in Harare last Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Is Nigeria Police Only for the Rich?

[Daily Trust] This is the question many Nigerians are asking, taking into cognisance the killings going on across the country, especially around Abuja. Just recently, my cousin who works in Adamawa State alongside some colleagues were kidnapped by bandits on the Abuja road. They spent almost a week in the hands of the bandits and were only released after ransom was paid. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:21 People Charged With Public Violence to Spend Weekend in Prison

[263Chat] TWENTY-ONE people who were arrested and charged with committing public violence will spend the weekend in prison after a Zimbabwean court remanded them in custody to Monday 06 August 2018. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:'Rogue' Landlords in Nelson Mandela Bay's Sights As Derelict Buildings Demolished

[News24Wire] Three derelict buildings on a list of forty identified as problem buildings have been demolished and notices of intent for others have been issued as the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality starts taking action against landlords who have allowed their properties to turn into a state of despair. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:11 Held Over Rebel Activities

[Monitor] Police in Hoima District are holding 11 people for allegedly indulging in subversive activities. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:NBA Flays Govt Over Killings in Zamfara, Sets Up Fact-Finding Panel

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Friday, said it was perturbed over the increased spate of killings in Zamfara State, even as it tasked the Federal Government to wake-up to its responsibility of protecting lives and properties of its citizen. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Two Shot At Bryan White Event in Arua

[Observer] Two people are receiving treatment at Arua hospital for gunshot wounds sustained during the chaos that marred the launch of Awakening Youth from Poverty, an initiative of the Bryan White Foundation. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Huge Manhunt After Kareedouw Police Station Robbed of Firearms

[News24Wire] Police have launched a massive manhunt for four armed men who walked into the Kareedouw police station in the Eastern Cape during the early hours of Saturday morning and held an officer on duty at gunpoint, before making off with a number of firearms from the safe. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Melaye Sues Police Over Non-Release of Passport

[This Day] Abuja -A member of the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, has dragged the Nigeria Police to court over its refusal to release his international passport to him as directed by a Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja. Chief Magistrate Mabel Bello sitting at Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, had on July 25, ordered that Melaye's international passport in the custody of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Commissioner of Police be released forthwith to him. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kenya's Marathoner Lucy Kabuu Fails Doping Test

[Nation] Milano Marathon champion Lucy Kabuu of Kenya has tested positive to a banned performance enhancing substance. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Army Fingered in Renewed Onslaught Against Street Vendors

[New Zimbabwe] LESS than a week since the fatal shooting of six civilians during post-electoral protests in Harare's CBD, Zimbabwe's army has reportedly been unleashed to destroy vending stalls at Harare's busy Copacabana Flea Market. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:How Award-Winning Kenyan Author Yvonne Owuor Was Brutalized By Ruthless Kanjo Askaris

[Nairobi News] Kenya's preeminent award winning author, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, was on Friday assaulted, her jacket ripped off, blouse torn and left her half naked in a shocking encounter with Nairobi County askaris outside the Lavington Mall. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:South African Man 'Kidnapped' in Mozambique Found Alive

[News24Wire] A South African man who was allegedly shot and kidnapped in Mozambique has been located in a rural hospital in that country. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Controversial Businessman Chivayo Remanded in Custody

[The Herald] Controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo who appeared in court today charged with fraud, money laundering and contravening the Exchange Control Act, has been remanded in custody until tomorrow for bail hearing. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Gangster Granny Accomplice Charged With Kidnapping

[Nation] A suspected accomplice of the Murang'a gangster granny has been charged in Kigumo court. (AllAfrica)


Congo-Kinshasa:Bemba Arrives in Congo But Can He Run for President?

[Bemba Trial Website] Bemba Arrives in Congo But Can He Run for President? (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Says to Hire Foreigners to Probe Harare Army Killings

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa says his government would engage foreign experts to assist locals in investigating Wednesday's killing of six civilians and the injury of a dozen allegedly by the army. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:South Africa Reacts to Convicted Rapist Brickz's Name in Kwaito Awards Lineup

[News24Wire] The #NotInMyNameSA movement is disappointed that convicted rapist Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu is to perform at the Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Awards at Soweto Theatre on Friday night. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Soccer Enthusiast and Four Mitchells Plain Shooting Survivors Decline Police Investigation

[News24Wire] A soccer enthusiast shot during a suspected gang gun fight in Mitchells Plain on Thursday night is on the mend, but neither he nor the other four survivors of shootings in the suburb want the police to investigate. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Runtown Risks Prison Sentence for Contempt of Court

[Vanguard] Popular pop singer, Runtown, may be remanded in prison for contempt of court over the lingering legal battle between him and his former record label, Ericmany Entertainment, as an Abuja High Court has scheduled August 8, 2018, for him to appear in court to defend himself on why the court should not sentence him to prison. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:MPs Demand Answers As Students Who Beat Up Teachers Still Free

[Nation] National Assembly's Education Committee has put on the spot Interior ministry officials over their failure to have students who attacked teachers at Chalbi High School in Marsabit County arrested. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia:Prosecutors to Charge Five Suspects Accused of Bombing At Pro Abiy Ahmed Rally in Addis Abeba

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba, August 03/2018 - Federal prosecutors said they have finalized preparations to press charges against five individuals suspected of involvement in the June 23 bombing at a rally in Addis Abeba organized to support Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's reform agenda. The suspects are: Abdissa Kenene, Getu Girma, Dessalegn Tesfaye, Hiwot Geda & Bahiru Tola. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:CCTV Cameras Finally Arrive

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has finally bought closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras to be installed in all urban centres, borders and highways. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Which Countries Have the Highest Rates of Modern Slavery and Most Victims?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -North Korea, Eritrea and Burundi are estimated to have the world's highest rates of modern-day slavery (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Mistreated Women Turn 'Lawyers' to Win Divorce, Child Custody in Kenya's Courts

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Unable to meet high legal fees and wary of dodgy lawyers, hundreds of women in Kenya are becoming their own advocates (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Former Mugabe Minister Undenge Jailed

[New Zimbabwe] Former cabinet minister Samuel Undenge was sent to Chikurubi maximum security prison on Friday as his lawyer vowed to appeal at High Court his conviction for fraud. (AllAfrica)