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Congo-Kinshasa: First Case of Ebola Reported in City of Goma, Near Rwanda Border

[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported its first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma. The presence of the virus has raised concerns of an outbreak in the densely populated area along the Rwandan border. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Can Chinese Weapons Contribute to Peace?

[Deutsche Welle] China's military leaders have invited African army chiefs to Beijing -- officially, to discuss peacekeeping missions. But China's military strategy in Africa also has a few other objectives, experts say. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Kagame, Museveni, Tshisekedi in Luanda for Quadripartite Summit

[ANGOP] Luanda -The presidents of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, and of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, arrived early this Friday in Luanda, Angola, to take part in the Quadripartite Summit turned to security and regional cooperation. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Must Go and I Must Lead Transition - Chamisa

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa wants to lead Zimbabwe's transition to a "new dispensation" but not before he forces President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the negotiating table. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: End Violent Attacks Across Nigeria - Obasanjo

[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Ballet in the Bush for Rhinos' Sake

[VOA] Artists are often at the forefront of social change as they use their works to address difficult political and cultural issues. While activist painters, filmmakers and musicians are probably most familiar, choreographers have also addressed social issues with their dance companies. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Will Ramaphosa's New Reform Timetable Save Thabane's Skin?

[ISS] South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community's official facilitator of Lesotho's reforms, visited that country last week. He persuaded the political parties to sign an agreement establishing a statutory National Legislative Reform Authority to coordinate national reforms. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: U.S. Condemns London Attack On Foreign Affairs Minister Moyo

[New Zimbabwe] The attack on Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo by a group of angry Zimbabweans in London last week is a symptom of the kind of society that Zimbabwe has descended into, US ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: The Posh London House and Jomo Kenyatta's Rent Troubles

[Nation] You only need to read a Colonial Office letter dated September 8, 1936, to know the kind of predicament Mr Jomo Kenyatta was in during his stay at 95 Cambridge Street in the upmarket Pimlico area of London, UK. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Outrage After NTV Expose On Supermarkets Selling Toxic Meat

[Nairobi News] Outrage greeted an exposé by NTV investigative with Dennis Okari that revealed how supermarkets are using toxic chemicals to make their meat look fresher for longer. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Uganda Clears All Suspected of Having Ebola

[East African] Authorities in Uganda say the country's healthcare system has succeeded in stemming further spread of the deadly Ebola virus that killed at least three people in Kasese, a border district with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been battling it over the past 11 months. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: More Military Men Don Police Uniform As Polls Loom

[East African] Two weeks ago, Ugandans on social and mainstream media went into a frenzy after president Yoweri Museveni made a major shake-up of the police hierarchy, appointing four senior army officers to key positions, in a move interpreted as a preparation for the conduct of the 2021 elections. (AllAfrica)

Chad: Lake Chad Crisis - Regional Governors, Others Brainstorm in Niamey

[Premium Times] Eight governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad will this week meet in Niamey, Niger, alongside several CSOs and global stakeholders to deliberate on the crisis rocking the Lake Chad region and offer solutions. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Soldiers On Escort Duty Steal 'Billions' From VIP, Desert Army

[Premium Times] Five Nigerian soldiers have been declared wanted by the Nigerian Army after they absconded with a large amount of cash owned by a 'VIP' (Very Important Personality). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: #BBNaija - End of the Road for Ella, KimOprah

[This Day] It was a surprising end to housemates Ella and Kimoprah's stay in the Big Brother Naija's House as they were evicted on tonight's show. They were the most nominated housemates alongside Sir Dee, Tacha and Mercy whom Frodd used his Veto Power on. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Bent Pyramid Opened to Tourists, New Archaeological Finds Revealed

[Deutsche Welle] The Egyptian government has opened an unusual pyramid to the public for the first time in decades. Its Antiquities Ministry also put on display a host of significant archaeological finds recently discovered in the area. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Thousands Rally to Mark 40 Days Since Deadly Crackdown

[Deutsche Welle] Protesters have called for justice for those killed in a brutal raid on a Khartoum camp. The military and civilian opposition still can't finalize power-sharing months after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Nigeria's Super Eagles Bow Out as Algeria Goes Through to AFCON Final

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigeria's Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria's Desert Foxes. They will now meet Senegal's Lions of Teranga in the AFCON 2019 final on July 19 in the Cairo Stadium, while the battle for 3rd and 4th place will be between Nigeria and Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Afcon 2019 - Senegal Defeat Tunisia, Qualify for Final

[Premium Times] Senegal on Sunday qualified for the final of the African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 defeat of Tunisia. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Diamond Deal - Famous Actor and Accomplices Head to Court

[News24Wire] A famous South African actor on a hit TshiVenda soapie and his two accomplices will appear at the Booysen's Magistrates Court on Monday to face charges of impersonating police officials, kidnapping, and extortion. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Zuma Appears Unfazed in Twitter Video Ahead of Zondo Commission Appearance

[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma appears to be relatively unfazed ahead of his highly anticipated appearance before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Stigma Haunts Male Sex Workers

[Zimbabwe Standard] There is a growing number of male sex workers (MSW's) in Zimbabwe, but most of them are operating underground for fear of backlash from a society which is highly conservative. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Regulator Mum As Banks Grapple With Acute Shortage of New Notes

[Nation] The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has remained tight-lipped on why there is a shortage of the new currency, which has left banks confused. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: We Are Not Paying Ghosts, Pensions Chief Tells Auditor

[Nation] The Pensions Department has accused Auditor-General Edward Ouko of misrepresenting facts by saying Sh67.9 billion was paid to ghost retirees. (AllAfrica)

Africa: EU Should Offer to Evacuate Migrants Trapped in Libyan Detention Centres - Amnesty

[AI London] Foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday should make pledge to rescue 'mortally' endangered migrants (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Justify Investment in You, Buhari Tells Armed Forces

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday urged officers of the Nigeria Armed Forces to exhibit commitment to duties, loyalty and service to their fatherland in view of the time and resources invested in them. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: New Shipping Law Still a Concern

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Recent amendments to the Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation Act, 2017, are still troubling logistics stakeholders, whereby the latest victims being those dealing with ship tallying. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Nigerian PhD Student, Ewansiha Was Murdered in Malaysia - Family

[Leadership] Abuja -Nigerian PhD student and father of two, Mr Thomas Orhionsefe Ewansiha, 34, have been allegedly murdered while in the detention of the Malaysian immigration authorities according to the deceased family. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Fish Stocks Double After Launch of Kenya Coast Guard Services

[Nation] The country has doubled its fish stocks since the launch of the Kenya Coast Services Guards six months ago, reports show. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Plight of Farm Workers Under Black Employers Worse - Union

[New Zimbabwe] The plight of farm workers in Zimbabwe has worsened since the onset of the land reform programme than it was before, a labour union has said. (AllAfrica)

South Africa's Jacob Zuma says corruption allegations are 'a conspiracy'

South Africa's ex-president denies he oversaw a web of corruption during his term in office. (BBC News)