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Egypt rejects Israeli law on ‘racial segregation’

Egypt on Saturday rejected a controversial law adopted by the Israeli parliament that defines the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, warning that it undermines peace efforts.
A Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms rigid-inflatable boat sails back to Open Arms vessel after getting medical supplies from the Aquarius rescue vessel, chartered by French NGO SOS-Mediterranee and Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on June 24, 2018 in the open sea about 50 miles from Libya. PAU BARRENA / AFP

Charity group to sue Libya coastguard for failing migrants in the Mediterranean

The charity Proactiva Open Arms has filed a complaint on Saturday, including of involuntary manslaughter, with the Spanish police against a cargo ship.
Rivalry between groups of minibus taxis over dominance on profitable routes sometimes spills over into deadly violence in South Africa [Siphiwe Sibeko-Reuters]

Police: 11 killed in attack on taxi drivers in South Africa

Eleven taxi drivers have been shot dead in South Africa after gunmen opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers' association, police have said.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 18 in Chad attack

Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.
Niger Republic Army - Soldier

Niger army kills 10 Boko Haram ‘terrorists’

"In the night from Thursday to Friday, the military station of Baroua was attacked by the terrorist group Boko Haram," Niger's defence ministry said in a statement.
ethiopia

‘Prophet’ arrested after trying to resurrect corpse

An aspiring prophet has been arrested in Ethiopia after he failed to bring a dead man back to life.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean president tells white farmers their land is safe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday assured Zimbabwe’s white farmers that their land will not be taken, calling on them to work together with the government ahead of landmark elections on July 30.
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara

Cote d’Ivoire government faces collapse in coalition row

Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara’s government faced collapse on Friday after his junior coalition partner said it had expelled party members named to a new cabinet.
Joseph Kabila

Two Congo journalists freed after ‘arbitrary detention’

Two Congolese journalists have been released after being placed in "arbitrary detention" for four days by a prosecutor in Kinshasa, their TV channel told AFP on Friday.

At least 21 Nepalese girls ‘rescued’ from Kenya strip clubs

The girls, whose ages were not confirmed by detectives, were transferred to a victims' refuge after the police operation. They will remain there while officers verify their identities and determine if they are in Kenya legally.
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba

Report hints at 900 000 ghost-voters in Zim election

With less than two weeks to go until Zimbabweans head to the polls, a further analysis of the voter's roll has shown that as many as 900 000 records may have been tampered with, to influence the results, according to a report by TeamPachedu.

Zimbabwe presidential vote could enter a runoff – poll

Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election will provide no clear winner, with 40 percent of voters choosing President Emmerson Mnangagwa and 37 percent his opponent, Nelson Chamisa, according to an Afrobarometer poll released on Friday.
Energy Minister Samuel Undenge

Robert Mugabe’s ex-minister jailed for graft

A Zimbabwe court on Friday handed a four-year jail term to a former energy minister who served in Robert Mugabe's last cabinet after he was found guilty of corruption, state media reported.

South African police officers to face trial for killing Nigerian

Authorities would soon arraign South African police officers for alleged killing a 25-year-old Nigerian, Mr. Ibrahim Olalekan-Badmus, in 2017.
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Missing migrants found in Mauritanian city

Senegalese migrants feared missing in the Mauritanian desert after their boat washed ashore have been found safe and well in the country’s second-largest city, a security source said Friday.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed waved to supporters shortly before the blast occurred [Reuters]

Ethiopia offers amnesty to freed political prisoners

Ethiopia has passed a law that grants amnesty to political prisoners who have been released recently and reverses decades of security-obsessed rule.

Al-Shabaab captures strategic town in Somalia’s Puntland

Somalia’s Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has captured a small but strategic town 100 km south of Bosaso city in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, a military officer, al Shabaab and residents said on Friday.
Residents from the Western Region in Cameroon arrive at the bus terminal in Buea following renewed clashed in the restive anglophone region on July 15, 2018. Twenty civilians, including five students and a teacher, were killed on july 11-12, 2018 by the Cameroonian army in two localities in the Anglophone North-West region, an NGO on July 13, 2018. STRINGER / AFP

SEMA: 34,000 Cameroonian refugees in Cross River

The Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Friday said that over 34,000 Cameroonians, were currently taking refuge in six local government areas of the state.

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Ethiopia intercepts about $10 million in joint security operation

Ethiopia police have in the past week seized huge cash sums and arms in different parts of the country, state affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate have reported.
PSG's Neymar

Neymar says he is victim of ‘double standards’ for club and country

Neymar has claimed that he is the subject of double standards when he plays for Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I could have been US President

LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he would be President of the United States of America if he had arrived 10 years earlier.

Sokoto immunises 200 children of victims of bandits’ attack

No fewer than 200 children of victims of bandits’ attack in Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto State have been immunised against polio.

Napoli confirm interest in Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian

Manchester United's Matteo Darmian is one of a number of full-back options Napoli are considering moving for this summer, confirmed the club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis.