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Rwanda:Kagame Pardons Over 2,000 Prisoners Including Opposition Leader

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday exercised his prerogative of mercy to grant early release to over 2,000 inmates convicted for various crimes. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Top Kenya Bank Bosses Face Arrest, Fines

[East African] Senior bank executives are facing arrest and arraignment in court for their alleged role in helping ship out more than $30 million of money stolen from Kenya's National Youth Service (NYS) two years ago. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's Wife Robbed, Beaten

[This Day] When men of the underworld strike, they hardly take into consideration the status of their victims. In most cases when they do not leave a trail of blood, they leave behind an indelible scar of losses and psychological trauma. In fact, in some cases, the higher their victims' status, the likelier they are to pounce on them and wreak havoc. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Releases 2,000 Prisoners, Including Opposition Leader Victoire Ingabire

[Deutsche Welle] In a surprise move, 2,140 prisoners including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire and musician Kizito Mihigo, have been released from jail. The motive for the move remains unclear. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Tears and Heartache At Miguel Louw Funeral

[News24Wire] It was tears and heartache in Sydenham on Saturday as slain 9-year-old boy Miguel Louw was laid to rest after being found in Phoenix last week. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:Two Senior Journalists Slapped With Fines

[MFWA] Two Mauritanian journalists who were arrested and detained over defamation charges have been sentenced to fines by a correctional court in Nouakchott. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Manhunt Launched for Four-Year-Old Child Following a Hijacking

[News24Wire] Police have launched a manhunt for a four-year-old girl after four men hijacked her father on Saturday morning in New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal, driving off with her still in the car. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tough Law Against Prostitution in the Offing, Parliament Told

[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has said a tough law to fight against prostitution are underway as the conduct remains illegal. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:'Rafiki' Producer Takes KFCB to Court Over Ban

[East African] Kenyan film director Wanuri Kahiu has taken the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) to court to lift a ban on the film Rafiki to enable her to submit it for next year's Academy Awards. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Five Killed in Mpigi Car Crash

[Monitor] Mpigi -At least five people died and one survived with injuries in an accident that occurred at Kibukuta swamp near Buwama Town Council in Mpigi District along the Kampala-Masaka highway on Saturday morning. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Hawks Arrest 7 Alleged Illegal Miners

[News24Wire] Various authorities including the Hawks on Saturday bust seven alleged illegal miners in Ellerton at a rehabilitated mine in the Hlaniki village. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:71 Immigrants On Their Way to Oman Arrested At JKIA

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A total of 71 immigrants from different nationalities were on Friday arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in possession of fake entry stamps on their passports. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:10 Killed As Boko Haram Ambush Villagers in Borno

[Leadership] New fewer than 10 villagers have been killed in boko haram terrorists' ambush in Nganzai local government area of Borno State. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Zamfara - Nigeria's Wild Northwest

[IRIN] Zurmi -Hundreds have lost their lives this year as a fertile region descends into worsening conflict (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Omtatah in Court to Contest New Police Structure and Uniform

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Activist Okiya Omtatah has filed a petition in court challenging the new police structure and uniform unveiled yesterday by President Uhuru Kenyatta. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:A Police Chief On Trial and Deepening Suspicions With Rwanda

[African Arguments] For over a decade, Kale Kayihura was seen as President Musveni's fiercest protector. Now he's accused of being President Kagame's man. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Police Change Their Minds on Chamisa 'Inauguration'

[New Zimbabwe] POLICE on Thursday reversed their decision to allow MDC to hold its 19th anniversary celebrations Saturday citing an earlier ban on public gatherings in attempts to control a cholera outbreak which government has declared a state of emergency. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Robbers Nabbed Within Hours

[News24Wire] Police have nabbed three alleged cash-in-transit robbers mere hours after they attacked a pension payout point in Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Film On Rape Victims' Recovery Shows Unseen Side of Congo War

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Rape has been widely documented as a weapon of war in eastern Congo (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'We Are Heartsore,' Says Dad of Missing Hout Bay Fisherman

[News24Wire] The parents of Hangberg fisherman Deurick van Blerk still do not have closure over what happened to their son, who allegedly went overboard during a poaching swoop in Hout Bay last month. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Parents Must Know Where Their Children Are - Bheki Cele At Memorial for Miguel Louw

[News24Wire] Police Minister Bheki Cele didn't mince his words in Durban on Friday when he called on parents to be more vigilant about the whereabouts of their children during the memorial service for nine-year-old Miguel Louw. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Football Officials Arrested in Bribery Scandal

[East African] Two Rwandan football officials have been arrested for allegedly offering a bribe to influence the outcome of a match. (AllAfrica)

Africa:'I Will Rape You' - Female Journalists Face 'Relentless' Abuse

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -More than half of women in media have suffered work-related abuse, threats or physical attacks in the past year (AllAfrica)

Africa:Scourge of Acid Attacks Which 'Burn Your Skin Off'

[Bhekisisa] In the wake of acid attacks, victims -- often women -- can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world fighting back. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Sharon Otieno's Murder Ignites Vote Hunt in Migori

[Nation] Candidates for Migori Senate seat by-election have intensified their campaigns ahead of the October 8 by-election, even as the shadow of Governor Okoth Obado diminishes in the race following the killing of university student Sharon Otieno. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Mau Clashes Leave 400 Families Homeless

[Nation] Security agencies have arrested three suspects over the tribal clashes in Nessuit area of Eastern Mau in Nakuru County. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Uhuru Kenyatta Makes Major Changes in Police

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has taken police reforms a step further by announcing radical changes that he said should grant Kenya "a new service". (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Student Arrested at Airport with U.S.$630,000 in Backpack

[News24Wire] South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials have arrested a South African student who allegedly had US dollars to the value of almost R10m in her hand luggage when she boarded a flight at OR Tambo International Airport. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Sharon Otieno's Family Rejects Governor Obado's Condolences

[Nairobi News] The family of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno on Thursday rejected condolence messages from Migori Governor Okoth Obado following her gruesome murder. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Don't Panic About Zuma's Second Coming

[Daily Maverick] The last week or so has been dominated by political talk around a newly active former President Jacob Zuma. To many it was apparent that he was getting restless and preparing for a comeback of sorts. To others, he was just out to get and politically damage President Cyril Ramaphosa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Ajay Gupta Only Willing to Offer Video Testimony - Report

[News24Wire] Ajay Gupta was not prepared to return to South Africa in order to appear before an inquiry into state capture - but was willing to offer testimony via video link from Dubai. (AllAfrica)