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Sudan:3,000 Child Molestation Cases in Khartoum State - Prosecutor -

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The head of the Public Prosecutor's Office, Mahmoud Mahdi, has reported that this year there have been 3,000 cases of child molestation in Khartoum state alone. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Farm Workers Cry Foul Over Army Abuse

[Zimbabwe Standard] THE Progressive Agriculture and Allied Industries Workers' Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz) has accused white commercial farmers of using the police and army to abuse farm workers. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Court - Mugabe Meets Ex-Guard Charged With Stealing His Computers

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -A presidential guard soldier who allegedly stole over 100 laptops and computer accessories from former President Robert Mugabe has reportedly jumped bail and is now thought to be on the run. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Saraki's Acquittal - Judicial System Working - Buhari

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has said the country's judicial system, no matter the challenges it faces, is truly working and no one should be allowed to undermine or break it. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Two Explosions in Mogadishu Leave At Least 9 Dead

[Shabelle] More than 9 people were killed in an attack on Somalia's interior ministry and security forces continued to battle gunmen inside, police said Saturday, as the al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Two Journalists in Khartoum Sentenced to Prison, Detained

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Press and Publications Court sentenced a journalist to one month of imprisonment and to paying a fine of SDG40,000 ($1,421*). A political party in Kassala has filed a complaint against a critical journalist. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone:Assault On Journalistvictim Concludes Testimony

[Concord] Herbert Williams in court for political violence (AllAfrica)

Kenya:College Student Jailed for Love Texts to Ugandan MP

[Nairobi News] If you thought it is only Kenyan lawmakers being troubled by menacing seduction tactics by the public, wait till you meet a Woman Representative in Uganda who cried in court while narrating her experience with a smitten young man. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Buhari - Saraki Went Through Tortuous Judicial Process, Vindicated At Last

[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Abuja reacted to Friday's acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki from allegations of false asset declaration by the Supreme Court, saying Saraki persevered, went through tortuous judicial process and was vindicated in the end. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Slain Officers' Families Will Not Be Abandoned - Police

[Leadership] The Nigeria Police Force has assured families of policemen and officers that they would not be abandoned should they pay the supreme price in the line of duty. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Prasa Board Chair Hijacked, Kidnapped

[News24Wire] Gauteng police are investigating after Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama was hijacked and kidnapped this week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:10 Die in Osun Road Accidents

[Leadership] No fewer than 10 people lost their lives in 15 road traffic accidents in Osun last month, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed in Osogbo on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Zanu-PF Contests High Court Verdict

[The Herald] Zanu-PF has appealed to the Supreme Court against a recent High Court judgment barring it from "forcing pupils and teachers to attend political rallies", saying the decision was made without any proof of such infractions. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:85-Year-Old Grandma Gang Raped in Jowhar

[Dalsan Radio] An elderly woman was on Thursday raped by several men at a Sugarcane plantation outside Hirshabelle adminstrative capital of Jowhar. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria Twitter Reacts to Saraki's Court Judgement

[Guardian] Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki Was earlier Friday told he had no case to answer by the Supreme Court. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Anti-Corruption Body Probes Railway Scholarship Scandal

[Premium Times] The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigations into the railway scholarship scandal involving top government officials, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:High Court Clears Hurdle for Uhuru's JSC Nominees

[Nation] Former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Olive Mugenda, former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei and former Clerk of the National Assembly Patrick Gichohi will be sworn-in as members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:'It's Been a Tortuous Journey of 1018 Days'

[Guardian] The Supreme Court yesterday discharged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the alleged false assets declaration charges brought against him by the Federal government.The court in a judgment delivered by Justice Centus Chima Nweze, set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal and affirmed the decision of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which had earlier upheld the No-case Submission filed by Saraki's counsel, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), on his behalf. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Lower June Cash-in-Transit Stats No Comfort - Fidelity

[News24Wire] Security company, Fidelity says despite figures indicating a reduction in cash-in-transit incidents during the month of June, it could be a different story for July. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Supreme Court Affirms Ugwuanyi's Election As Enugu Governor

[Guardian] The Supreme Court, yesterday, declined to remove Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi from office over allegation that he was illegally nominated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the April 11, 2015 governorship election. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Why South Africa's New Political Party Funding Bill Is Good News for Democracy

[The Conversation Africa] Who funds South Africa's political parties? The answer has always been shrouded in secrecy - both before and post 1994 when the country became a constitutional democracy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Supreme Court Clears Saraki of False Asset Declaration Charges

[Premium Times] The Supreme Court on Friday cleared Senate President Bukola Saraki of all allegations of false asset declaration. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Lions Kill Suspected Poachers in Private Game Reserve

[Sibuya Game Reserve] Sometime during the night of Sunday 1st and early hours of Monday 2nd July 2018, a group of at least three poachers entered Sibuya Game Reserve. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Police Kill 6 Kidnap Suspects in Shootout

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Nigeria Police Force on Friday paraded 37 vicious kidnappers, armed robbers and cattle rustlers terrorizing travellers and people living in communities in Kaduna, Minna, Tegina, Birnin Gwari - Funtua within Kaduna, Niger and Zamfara States. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:65-Year-Old Arrested for Defiling, Impregnating 13-Year-Old Pupil in Edo

[Guardian] A 65-year-old, Matthew Omokhafe, has been arrested for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 13-year-old Primary Four pupil in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.Acting Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Joan Osa Oviawe, disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Benin City, on Friday, noting that the board played active role in the arrest of the culprit. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Civil Defense Convicts 122 Persons, Warns Against Bunkering

[Guardian] Akwa Ibom State Civil Defense Corps convicted 122 persons for criminal cases, successfully prosecuted and won 50 cases as well as legally forfeited 13 trucks, 18 vehicles and other vehicles to the federal government between, April 2016 till date. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Police Parade 37 Suspects for Kidnapping, Robbery, Others

[Guardian] The Nigeria Police have paraded 37 suspects for kidnapping, armed robbery, trans-border car snatching, cattle rustling and other violent crimes in some parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Duduzane Zuma in SA After Brief Detention to Confirm Identity - Lawyer

[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane Zuma, who is facing a charge of culpable homicide, was briefly detained at OR Tambo International Airport after landing there on Thursday evening. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Drugs Worth U.S.$36,6 Million Seized Since 2017

[Namibian] Since January last year, illicit drugs with a street value of nearly N$500 million have been intercepted and confiscated by the Namibian police, according to Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga. (AllAfrica)

Burundi:School Ban On Expectant Teens 'Skewed' Against Girls' Education

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"All girls have a right to education regardless of their pregnancy, marital or motherhood status" (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Central Darfur Camp Leader Murdered

[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -A leader of one of the camps for displaced people in Nierteti, Central Darfur, was shot dead by gunmen in his house on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)