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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: Thrills, Spills, Own Goal Sees Senegal Sink Tunisia's Dream at AFCON 2019

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Senegal's Lions of Teranga and Tunisia's Eagles of Carthage played a scintillating game of football worthy of a semi-final match where fans endured some tense moments as their teams were awarded penalties - saved by their goalies Mouez Hassen (Tunisia) and Alfred Gomis (Senegal). (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Journalist Hodan Nalayeh Among Those Killed in Kismayo Hotel Blast

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the Asasey Hotel in the southern port town of Kismayo on Friday, before several heavily armed gunmen forced their way inside, shooting as they went. Dalsan Radio reports that many of the guests at the hotel were politicians and traders who were there ahead of upcoming regional elections. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Gangsters, The National Defence Force is Coming to a Township Near You!

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Look, I don't know what it's like to live in a township. I have never experienced gunshots going off on a daily basis. I have never dodged bullets on my way to school, neither have my children. I have never had people I know shot and killed in front of me, or killed in a drive-by shooting. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How My Life of Violence Led to Peacebuilding - Achaleke

[allAfrica] speaks with Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network-Africa Coordinator, Christan Achaleke, from Cameroon. Achaleke is a youth civil society activist and peace advocate with more than a decade of experience. He has worked with over one million young people championing youth action for peace and preventing and countering violent extremism. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: 'Set Your Ovaries Free', Magufuli Tells Tanzania Women

[allAfrica] Tanzania President John Magufuli has urged the country's women to "set your ovaries free" and have many more children so the economy can grow, Reuters reports. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Chris Brown, Davido's New Song Blow My Mind

[allAfrica] Cape Town -U.S. singer Chris Brown has announced on his Instagram page that he will dropping a new song, Blow My Mind, featuring Nigerian musician Davido. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cries of Melanin, Plus Size, Queer and Natural Hair as Miss South Africa Finalists Debut

[allAfrica] Cape Town -After a gruelling selection process, 16 contestants battle it out because only one will walk away with the crown. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Beyonce Works with South African Producer on Lion King Soundtrack

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The sky is the limit for South African composer and producer Lebo M. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How The Teachings of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Inspire Ghana's Youth

[allAfrica] Wisdom Addo from Ghana is the Executive Director for West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation. Addo has over 7 years of experience working with young people in schools and communities - mobilizing and training them on peace building, conflict resolution, leadership skills, and community developments. In April, he attended Wilton Park's Next Generation African Peacebuilding: New Voices, New Networks and New Strategies where he told how his foundation is helping young people in Ghana gain leader (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Veteran Stage and Screen Star Nomhle Nkonyeni Dies

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Veteran stage and screen actress Nomhle Nkonyeni has died at the age of 77. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Dramatic Penalty Shoot-Out Sees Algeria Through to AFCON Semis

[allAfrica] Algeria claimed a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Ivory Coast to secure a spot in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals, Soccer Laduma reports. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Internet Access Returning After Court Order

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sudan's telecom providers have begun restoring mobile access to the internet weeks after service was cut off following a deadly crackdown on protesters, Al Jazeera reports. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Continent's Potential Can Be Realised Through Technology

[allAfrica] With 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the largest population of young people in the world. Yet there are not even close to enough jobs for this quickly growing demographic -- according to the World Bank, young people account for 60% of Africa's unemployed. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How A Sustainability Strategy Could Save The World

[allAfrica] Over nine billion tons of plastic waste has been generated in the last five decades with less than 10% recycled globally. The rest pollutes the environment, adversely affecting our air, our water and our soil. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: DJ Fresh Fired from Metro FM

[allAfrica] Cape Town -There was an air of mystery about whether Thato Sikwane, better known as DJ Fresh, would return to South African radio station Metro FM, but now the air has been cleared. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tributes Pour in For Award-Winning Noem My Skollie Director Fredericks

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Author and filmmaker John W. Fredericks, who opened up about his former life of crime and his time spent is prison, died after battling cancer. (AllAfrica)

Libya: Plea to Save Lives of Migrants and Refugees in Tripoli

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Countries such as Britain, the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Norway should offer emergency sanctuary to refugees and migrants whose lives are threatened by fighting in Tripoli, says the international humanitarian group, Doctors Without Borders. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Long Road to Fixing Africa's Infrastructure Deficit - Here's How

[allAfrica] Moscow -Samaila Zubairu - an accomplished Infrastructure development finance specialist with over 29 years of professional experience who the third President & Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Finance Corporation, - spoke with AllAfrica's Juanita Williams after the Afreximbank meetings in Moscow, where the talk centered on improving infrastructure on the continent and how crucial projects will be financed. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Sports as a Business and a Brand

[allAfrica] At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of   almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors deserve. (AllAfrica)

South Africa/Egypt: Bafana Bafana Stuns AFCON Hosts Egypt

[allAfrica] Cape Town -After a series of terrible performances, no one was expecting Bafana Bafana to advance in the African Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Royal Plea for Unity After Parties Agree to Reform Governance

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Against the backdrop of Lesotho's decades-long political strife, and recent turmoil within the current ruling party, a senior member of the Basotho royal family has issued an impassioned plea for reconciliation in the country. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: What's Behind Addis Ababa's Plan to Ban Motorcycles

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The government will ban the use of all motorcycles in the capital of Addis Ababa as of July 7, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: President Biya's Bodyguards Guilty of Attacking Swiss Reporter

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Six members, five men and a woman, of President Paul Biya's security team were arrested in Geneva for an alleged assault on a journalist who was covering a demonstration by opponents of the Cameroonian leader. (AllAfrica)

Libya: Guards Shot at People Fleeing Air Strikes - UN Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The United Nations said on Thursday that it had information that Libyan guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to flee from air strikes that killed at least 53 people, including six children, in a migrant detention centre in Tripoli. (AllAfrica)

Morocco/Benin: Will Atlas Lions Maul Squirrels for AFCON Quarters Spot?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) knockout rounds begin on July 5th, with Africa's major sides vying for a place in the quarter-finals. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Actress Linda Mtoba AKA Mrs Husband Reveals Baby Bump on Insta

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Award-winning South African actress Linda Mtoba has caused a stir by announcing her first pregnancy on Instagram. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Protesters Resume Talks With Military Council

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sudan's protest leaders have resumed face-to-face talks with the ruling generals, Al Jazeera reports. (AllAfrica)

Libya: Refugees in Detention Centres Need to Be Evacuated Urgently - MSF

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Doctors Without Borders (MSF) believes that the deadly attack on the Tajoura detention centre "could easily have been avoided". (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Ex Old Mutual CEO Accuses Chair Trevor Manuel of 'Triple Conflict'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Fired Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo has filed papers in the South Gauteng High Court against his former employer who first suspended, then dismissed him on June 18, 2019. He is also filing an interdict against the company to stop his position being filled until the court proceedings had been finalized. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Engaging Religious & Traditional Leaders Is Crucial If We Are To Achieve SDG5 By 2030

[allAfrica] More than half a century after most African states gained independence, and despite many becoming modern states, traditional religion and culture continue to play a critical role in daily life across the continent. Religious leaders and traditional chiefs enjoy the trust of people who respect them as protectors of local customs and traditions. (AllAfrica)