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Nigeria: Updated - Despite Worsening Insecurity, Attack On His Convoy, Prison, Buhari Jets Out Again

[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES reported the Tuesday attack on a presidential team in Katsina, the ambush of security officials in the same state, the attack on a major prison in Abuja and another killing of a police officer and kidnap of an expatriate in Kwara.

Kenya: The Choice Facing Kenya and How We Got Here

[African Arguments] After many cycles of betrayed hopes, Kenya votes again in August. Neither frontrunner promises a leftward break, but their visions differ vastly.

Tunisia: Curbing Tunisia's Crippling Illicit Financial Flows

[ISS] Comprehensive anti-corruption reforms are needed to staunch the outflows draining the country's economy.

South Africa electricity crisis: No power for up to six hours

In what is described as the biggest ever power crisis, there are blackouts of up to six hours a day.

Chagos Islands FA: The team representing a lost homeland, 6,000 miles away

The Chagos Islands football team are trying to keep the story of their ancestors alive, 6,000 miles from their disputed homeland.

Nigeria: I Prefer Younger Running Mate, Not Old Politicians - Peter Obi

[Premium Times] "I want those who can look into my face and say, Mr President, you are wrong.'

Nigeria: Buhari Assigns Portfolios to Four New Ministers, Reassigns Four Old Ones

[Premium Times] President Buhari urges the new ministers to be conscious that time is of the essence as they assume office.

Kenya: High Court in Mombasa Declines to Lift Orders Barring IEBC Ballot Paper Printing in Mombasa Governor Race

[Capital FM] Mombasa -- The High Court in Mombasa has refused to lift orders barring the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from gazetting and printing ballot papers for the Mombasa governor contest.

Kenya: Justice Okong'o Says Mothers Should Be Allowed to Make Their Choice On Abortion

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Justice Okong'o Samson Odhiambo says mothers should be allowed to make a choice on whether they want to abort or not.

Tanzania: Rise in Import Bills Widens Z'bar Current Account

[Daily News] ZANZIBAR'S current account deficit has widened to 243.3 million US dollars, up from 187.9 million US dollars registered in the corresponding period in the previous year, largely attributed to an increase in imports bills coupled with a decline in exports.

Ethiopia: Harsh Rainy Season Compounds Misery of Evicted Residents in Addis Abeba

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Around 80 households in Arada Sub City, Woreda 01 here in the capital Addis Abeba in the areas commonly known in Amharic as Eri Bekentu, are bracing for harsh rainy season after "the government has evicted us from our houses, which we have been living in for years without any warning or offering us alternative options," they told Addis Standard.

Zimbabwe: Over 50% Villagers Without Toilets in Matebeleland North, Relieving Themselves in Bushes - Report Claims

[New Zimbabwe] THE latest Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) report has revealed that more than 50% of families in Matebeleland North province do not have access to toilets and relieve themselves in bushes.

Tanzania: UN Hails Tanzania for Speedy Covid-19 Vaccination

[Daily News] The United Nations (UN) has commended Tanzania's efforts in increasing the uptake of Covid-19 vaccines.

Kenya: Kenya Tourism Board in Campaign to Woo Indian Travellers

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has commenced a joint promotional campaign with leading Indian travel agents targeting potential Indian travelers.

Abuja prison break in Nigeria: More than 400 inmates missing

The Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected of carrying out the attack in Abuja on Tuesday night.

Uganda: Illegal River Sand Miners Boost Rising Flood Risk #AfricaClimateCrisis

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kanyangeya -- The illicit trade along the Nyamwamba River is exacerbating flooding as climate change brings more extreme weather

Africa: How Africans Can Assess the Value of the Latest G7 Summit

[The Conversation Africa] Leaders of the world's seven advanced economies have once again pledged economic support for Africa and other developing countries. But the realisation of these commitments depends on political developments in the Group of Seven (G7) countries, specifically the United States, the outcome of Russia's war with Ukraine, and whether Russian president Vladimir Putin retains his grip on power.

'I could see myself as a tennis mum like Tatjana' - Jabeur

In her latest BBC Sport column, Wimbledon semi-finalist Ons Jabeur talks about playing her good friend Tatjana Maria in the last four.

Africa: Pharma Companies to Share Data On Antimicrobial Resistance

[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Pharmaceutical companies have pledged to share surveillance data on new antimicrobial medicines such as antibiotics in a new register launched to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

South Africa: Covid-19 Blamed for Shortcomings of 'Ideal Clinics' in Free State

[spotlight] On 23 June, the Free State Department of Health reportedly opened the "first municipal clinic in South Africa which solely operate on solar power and [that] has two 2500 litre each water catchment systems to ensure uninterrupted service".