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Wimbledon 2022: Ons Jabeur beats Tatjana Maria to reach women's singles final

Tunisian third seed Ons Jabeur becomes the first Arab player to reach a Grand Slam singles final in the Open era, beating Tatjana Maria in the last four at Wimbledon.

Zimbabwe: Delhi Court Won't Send African Elephant Gifted to India Back to Zimbabwe

[allAfrica] Harare -- African elephant named Shankar was taken from the African wilderness, gifted to India by the Zimbabwean government, then kept in the Delhi Zoo, India, for the past 24 years. The lone elephant is a victim of cruelty and viciousness at the hands of keepers at the zoo, according to the petition submitted by 16-year-old Nikita Dhawan, the founder of Youth For Animals (YFA). His current condition is nothing less than illegal confinement, according to the petition.

Zimbabwe: No Gold Coins in Circulation Yet, Says Reserve Bank

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on Thursday dismissed as "fake news", social media content alleging that gold coins were already available ahead of their official release date.

Namibia: MPs Endorse Oil Exploration in Kavango

[New Era] ReconAfrica's controversial oil exploration activities in the Kavango regions have been officially endorsed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources, which is chaired by former Cabinet minister Tjekero Tweya.

Zimbabwe: Former VP Mohadi's Daughter Appointed ZEC Commissioner

[New Zimbabwe] Former Vice President Kembo Mohadi's daughter Abigail Ambrose has been appointed and sworn in as a Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) commissioner, in a move opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) has described as unconstitutional.

Namibia: Former Brave Warriors Player Arrested for Stock Theft

[Namibian] THE Namibian Police arrested a former Brave Warriors player on Tuesday after he was allegedly caught with a full beef carcass at Dordabis.

Nigeria: How Appropriate Sewer System Can Tackle Malaria Scourge in Nigeria

[This Day] A pest control specialist and malaria advocate, Mr Francis Nwapa has called on government at all levels to reconstruct the drainages with appropriate sewer systems in place to combat the malaria scourge and save more lives in the country.

Kenya: Kenyans Take to Streets of Nairobi to Protest High Cost of Living

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Hundreds of Kenyans on Thursday took to the streets of Nairobi to protest the high cost of living, saying the price of basic commodities including cooking oil, maize flour, wheat flour, and sugar has doubled in recent weeks, putting pressure on households struggling to make ends meet.

WAFCON 2022: Togo praised after historic draw against Cameroon

Togo manager Kai Tomety hails the desire and "rage" of his players after as they claim a first point at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations.

Africa: AU Launches Largest Continent-Wide Energy Trading Programme

[Daily News] THE African Union (AU) has launched the African Single Electricity Market (AfSEM) that will one day become the world's largest continent-wide energy trading programme.

Liberia: Sea Erosion Poses Serious Threat to Liberia's Third Coastal Capital #AfricaClimateCrisis

[LINA] Greenville -- Investigation and observation have revealed that Sinoe's coastal capital, Greenville, is likely to draw down in size if nothing is done by central government to curb sea erosion affecting the city.

Kenya: Doctors, Teachers Unions Endorse Raila Presidency

[Capital FM] Kiambu -- The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Kenya Union of Post Primary Teachers (KUPPET) and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) have endorsed Raila Odinga for the presidency.

Africa: Flutterwave Woes - Kenyan Court Freezes Company's U.S.$50 Million

[The Exchange] The High Court has frozen more than US$50 million (KShs 6.2 billion) in 62 bank accounts belonging to Nigerian start-up Flutterwave and four Kenyans. Flutterwave says that it gives merchants payment technology and processes payments made on the Web, mobiles, ATMs, and at points of sale around the world ARA thinks that money was sent from different countries to local bank accounts owned by Flutterwave

Namibia to face Kenya for spot at 2023 Rugby World Cup

Namibia will face Kenya for a spot at next year's Rugby World Cup after both sides secured their places in the Rugby Africa Cup final.

South Africa marks 30 years since return from footballing wilderness

It is 30 years this week since South Africa returned from a ban from global football and played its first international against Cameroon.

Egypt arrests organisers of joke 'Helwan Real Batman Battle' event

Four people who set up a Facebook event to find "the real Batman" are charged with "planning a riot".

South Africa: Renewable Energy Bidder's Conference Kicks Off

[] The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) will host a Bidders Conference today for renewable energy producers and stakeholders in relation to government's call for bids under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) bid window six.

Nigeria: President Swears in New Ministers

[This Day] Abuja, Akure, Warri -- President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the seven newly appointed Ministers to serve Nigeria with all diligence and maintain unalloyed loyalty to the country and office of the president.

South Africa: SA's Currency Sinks With Euro, Hits Lowest Level Since 2020 Against Resurgent Dollar

[Daily Maverick] With Europe on the verge of recession, the euro has sunk to 20-year lows and is pulling the rand down with it. Not that the rand needed much pulling against the backdrop of industrial-scale load shedding, collapsing confidence, and falling commodity prices.

Liberia: Gender Minister Welcomes U.S.$44.6 Million Empowerment Project

[New Dawn] The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has expressed excitement over the signing of a financing agreement between the World Bank and the Government of Liberia to support the Liberian woman empowerment project worth 44.6 million United States Dollars.