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Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.

Sudan docks ex-presidentfor corruption

Sudan’s former president Omar al-Bashir is due to go on trial today for corruption allegations, which brought down his 30-year rule.
A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, Daily Trust, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019.

Daily Trust invites nomination for African of the Year 2019 Award

A leading independent newspaper in Nigeria, Daily Trust, has called for nomination of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2019.

Rebels kill 12 in South Sudan bus attack

At least 12 people, including a child, were on Thursday killed when unknown rebels ambushed two buses outside South Sudan’s capital Juba.
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne insists Kenya cannot afford to fire him even if they wanted to.

Sebastien Migne: It will be expensive for Kenya to fire me as coach

The French coach was responding to questions by journalists after Kenya failed to progress to the next round of the African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers, falling to the Taifa Stars of Tanzania 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out.
Sudanese protesters in the capital Khartoum, rallying against the paramilitaries’ impunity after the killing of four high school students in central Sudan. Ashraf Shazly-AFP-Getty Images

Sudanese celebrate as military, opposition reach agreement

Demonstrators cheered in the streets of Khartoum on Saturday to celebrate an agreement on a constitutional framework reached by Sudan’s military council and the civilian opposition.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ambitious Green Legacy Initiative, launched in May, aims to plant four billion trees across Ethiopia by October. "Today Ethiopia is set in our attempt to break the world record together for a green legacy," Abiy's office said in a Twitter post.

Ethiopia plants more than 350 million trees in a day

Ethiopians have planted more than 350 million trees in a single day as part of a campaign to fight deforestation and climate change.

Airtel Africa records more than double pretax profit in Q1

The Chief Executive Officer, Raghunath Mandava, said the pretax profit, which more than doubled its 2018 figure was boosted by double-digit growth in Nigeria and East Africa.
Tanzanian police officers

Tanzania demotes 54 police officers over indiscipline

At least 54 Tanzanian police officers were demoted between January and June 2019 over lack of discipline, the East African Nation Inspector General of Police (I-G), Simon Sirro, revealed on Monday.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Pastor confirmed with Ebola as disease spreads in DR Congo

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Goma, the biggest city to have been affected by the disease since its outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Edwin Clark: Reintroduction of Ruga will disintegrate Nigeria

The convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Edwin Clark, has warned the Federal Government against reintroducing the suspended controversial Ruga scheme.
DR Congo manager Florent Ibenge bemoaned his side’s luck after their 2-0 defeat by Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Afcon: Preparing for Zimbabwe clash was difficult – DR Congo coach

Democratic Republic of Congo manager Florent Ibenge has revealed the issues his team faced before their Africa Cup of Nations game against Zimbabwe, which threatened to ruin their chances of success.
Patrick Kaddu of Uganda celebrates scoring against DR Congo at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo- Gavin Barker-BackpagePix

Afcon: Uganda must stay focused despite Egypt defeat – assistant skipper

Uganda assistant captain Hassan Wasswa has urged his team to remain focused to progress as far as possible at the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Kenyans have taken to social media to eulogise Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer Robert William Collymore, who the company said died after a nearly two-year long battle with cancer.

Kenya’s Safaricom boss dies of cancer

Kenyans have taken to social media to eulogise Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer Robert William Collymore, who the company said died after a nearly two-year long battle with cancer.
Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke wants his side to avoid mistakes when they take on Kenya in their second Group C game at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Thursday.

Emmanuel Amuneke: Tanzania have everything to play for against Algeria

Tanzania’s Taifa Stars will conclude their 2019 AFCON Group C campaign on Monday with a decisive match against leaders, Algeria.
Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne is banking on the Egyptian fans to help his side beat Senegal in their final Group C match of the Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Afcon: Egypt fans in red should support Kenya against Senegal – Sebastien Migne

Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne is banking on the Egyptian fans to help his side beat Senegal in their final Group C match of the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Emmanuel Amuneke

Afcon: Emmanuel Amuneke attributes Tanzania’s poor run to inexperience

Tanzania head coach Emmanuel Amuneke has blamed inexperience and lack of exposure for his side’s poor performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Tanzania Team pictures during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Kenya and Tanzania at 30 June Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 27 June 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Afcon: Tanzania lack experience, character and maturity – coach

Tanzania coach Emmanuel Amuneke was left frustrated after his side surrendered their lead twice in their 3-2 loss to Kenya in Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group C clash.
Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne believes Harambee Stars have a good chance to reach the next phase of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Tanzania on Thursday.

Afcon: It is very possible for Kenya to reach next stage – coach

Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne believes Harambee Stars have a good chance to reach the next phase of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Tanzania on Thursday.

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INEC begins distribution of uncollected PVCs in Bayelsa and Kogi September 2

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will begin the distribution of 219,935 uncollected Personal Voter Cards (PVCs) in Bayelsa and Kogi on Sept. 2 preparatory to governorship elections in the states
Simon Cheng Man-Kit has not been seen for 13 days after he failed to return to work after a business trip to Shenzhen in China earlier this month.

British government worker detained in China – officials

Simon Cheng Man-Kit has not been seen for 13 days after he failed to return to work after a business trip to Shenzhen in China earlier this month.
Anthony Joshua has played down concerns about his swollen eyes ahead of his world heavyweight title fight against Andy Ruiz Jr in New York tonight.

Anthony Joshua reaffirms faith in trainer, will add to coaching staff

Joshua will look to regain the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles that were lost to Ruiz Jr in a rematch on December 7, with McCracken still by his side.
Liverpool and Manchester City are the 'real contenders' for the Premier League title this season, says Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, despite his side holding the latter to a draw.

Hugo Lloris: Liverpool, Manchester City the real title contenders

Liverpool and Manchester City are the 'real contenders' for the Premier League title this season, says Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, despite his side holding the latter to a draw.

African Games: Falconents face Cameroon today

After defeating Basetsana of South Africa 3-0 in the opening group match of the 12th African Games in Rabat Morocco, coach of Nigeria’s women U20 team the Falconets, Christopher Danjuma has shifted attention to the next group matches.