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Zambia ex-President Edgar Lungu banned from 'political' jogging

Police tell Edgar Lungu to stop his runs alongside supporters as they amount to "political activism".

Niger coup: Macron says France to withdraw troops and ambassador

French president says ambassador will leave and all military cooperation will end in "the months to come".

Ethiopia's Tigst Assefa smashes women's marathon world record in Berlin

Ethiopia's Tigst Assefa shatters the women's marathon world record as she wins in Berlin, while Eliud Kipchoge is the men's winner with record fifth victory.

French rapper MHD gets 12 years in jail for murder

MHD, a pioneer of "Afro trap" music, was tried for the gang murder of a young man in Paris in 2018.

Africa: Farmed Rhinos Will Soon 'Rewild' the African Savanna

[The Conversation Africa] With all the terrible news on climate change, it's easy to lose track of what's happening with particular species. So, in case you missed it, a new report has bad news for Earth's five surviving species of rhino.

South Africa: Hominin Fossils Were Sent Into Space and Scientists Are Enraged

[The Conversation Africa] When a Virgin Galactic commercial flight soared into space on 8 September 2023, there were two Virgin Galactic pilots, an instructor and three passengers on board - as well as two fossils of ancient prehuman relatives from South Africa.

Liberia: YMCA Launches 'Ride for Peace' Campaign, Engaging Motorcyclists On the Importance of Peaceful Elections

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The call for violence-free elections in Liberia resonates with both Liberians and numerous local and international non-governmental organizations. One such organization committed to spreading the message of peace is the YMCA Liberia.

Liberia: ALJA Elects New Corps of Officers

[FrontPageAfrica] Minneapolis -- The Association Of Liberian Journalists In The Americas (ALJA) has elected a new corps of officers to steer the affairs of the organization for the next 2 years. Those elected are Mr. Pewee Baysah, National President, Mrs. Kadiatu Brohiri, National Vice President and Mr. Joey Kennedy, National Secretary-General. Others include Mr. Stanley McGill as National Assistant Secretary-General; and Ms. Lisa Willie, National Treasurer.

Liberia: 'Seasoned Manager Needed, Not Politician, to Fix Liberia' - Cllr. Brumskine

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Counselor Charlyne Brumskine, the Vice Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), has emphasized that the current economic challenges facing Liberians demand experienced managers rather than politicians to address the desperate need for economic development and the creation of numerous jobs for thousands of unemployed Liberians.

Liberia: Citizens Warned Against Eating Sperm Whale Swept Ashore in Palm Bush Community

[FrontPageAfrica] It has come to the attention of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) that citizens of the Palm Bush Community in Duazon, adjacent the Silver Beach were seen cutting through a dead sea animal assumed to be a sperm whale for consumption.

Liberia: Dr. Clarence Moniba of Linu Condemns the National Election Commission's Violation of Electoral Laws

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Dr. Clarence Moniba, the Standard Bearer of the Liberia National Union (LINU), has strongly denounced the National Election Commission (NEC) for what he considers a grave violation of Liberia's electoral laws, raising concerns about the transparency and fairness of the upcoming October 10th elections.

Liberia: Mount. District 12 Electorates Hopeful of True Leadership As Pastoral Network and Others Endorse Abdulrahman Barry

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Abdulrahman Barry may appear to be running a bit behind in his bid to unseat the current lawmaker of the district he hopes to represent in the Legislature. However, his competitors are currently engaging in a series of swift campaigns to push him ahead of his peers vying for the Democratic seat.

Liberia: PUL Condemns Threats Against Esteemed Member, Julius Jeh

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) is deeply concerned by the recent surge in threats directed at one of its esteemed members, Julius Jeh, a distinguished Talk Show host and journalist affiliated with OK FM.

Ghana: Solomon Tagoe Wins 2023 Tour Du Ghana

[Ghanaian Times] Young cyclist, Solomon Tagoe,won the 2023 Tour du Ghana cycling championship which ended at Ablekuma in Accra on Sunday.

Ghana: Accra Lions, Medeama Draw, Dreams FC Pip Nations FC

[Ghanaian Times] Reigning betPawa Premier League Champions, Medeama SC, were held 2-2 at home in their opening match of the season against Accra Lions FC.

Ghana: Media Practitioners Tasked to Showcase More Ghanaian Content

[Ghanaian Times] Award winning gospel artiste Sofobea Gloria has urged media practitioners to showcase more Ghanaian content to educate the populace about the rich heritage of the country.

Ghana: UBA Records Strong Growth in Revenue ....Profit Before Tax Jumps to $829.7 Million

[Ghanaian Times] United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Africa's Global Bank, in spite of the difficult macroeconomic challenges in the region delivered strong performance for the first half of 2023.

Ghana: Police Prevent Anarchy At Amansie West District Assembly

[Ghanaian Times] Manso Nkwanta -- A peaceful demonstration by the Manso Nkwanta-Abore Drivers Union of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, nearly turned violent when the irate demonstrators attempted to burn tyres in the office of the District Chief Executive (DCE).

Guinea Bissau: The Country Marks 50 Rocky Years of Independence

[DW] When Guinea-Bissau declared independence in 1973, there were high expectations of development and prosperity -- but that dream has soured amid the West African country's political instability.

Tanzania: Tanzanians Demand Return of Ancestral Skulls

[DW] Colonial-era skulls had been lying in a Berlin archive for more than 100 years. Once looted as war trophies, they have now been matched by DNA tests with living descendants in Tanzania -- who are demanding their return.