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Reversal of Nigeria Anti-Gay Law to Top Obama-Buhari Parley

 Breaking Times : "Beyond collaborative efforts on Boko Haram, lifting stiff sanctions on gay relationships in Nigeria will top the agenda of bilateral talks between President Obama and President Buhari as Buhari visits Obama in Washington DC on July 20, 2015, BREAKING TIMES can report. The United States Supreme Court in a ruling on Friday legalized gay marriage in all 50 states of the United States of America."

Why Ebola won’t go away in West Afric

APC Times : "Ebola has dug in its heels. Despite dramatic drops in the overall numbers of reported cases, Sierra Leone and Guinea are still struggling to stop the deadly disease. Case tallies in both countries have dipped towards zero in the past few months, only to bounce back up. Sierra Leone reported 14 new cases this week and Guinea counted 10. To try to finally wipe out Ebola once and for all, Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma ordered the military last week to enforce new community-wide quarantines around the most recent cases."

Mugabe 'manhandling' of Moyo alarms ministers -

DailyNews Live : "HARARE - There were strong suggestions yesterday that Tuesday’s surprising freezing of voluble Zanu PF politburo member Jonathan Moyo from Cabinet could be a precursor to the long-mooted major executive reshuffle — a prospect that has put many ministers on tenterhooks."


Banthu Times:  "It is now unbecoming behaviour for a whole president like Peter Mutharika to be exhibiting complete obsession with the name of Dr Joyce Banda. It seems every time he is faced with a crisis he resorts to hallucinating that it is Dr Joyce Banda’s fault. No this sort of delusion from a head of state must stop and he must now move on to chase his own demons which are failure to lead by example and committing abuses of government resources/ corporate theft then blaming others."

Two siblings abducted in South Africa are believed to have ended up in Malawi

 The Maravi Post : "According to reports in South African papers, two siblings have allegedly been kidnapped in Mpumalanga and trafficked to Malawi. The youngest is said to be 14 years old.  According to the same reports, It is believed a woman claiming to be a retired teacher, told the girls' grandmother she would help them find jobs in the UK."

Kasukuwere fingered in multi-million dollar contract

Zimbabwe Situation : "The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Indigenisation, Youth and Economic Empowerment has summoned Brainworks Capital to appear before it tomorrow to explain how it got a lucrative multi-million dollar indigenisation consultancy contract at Zimplats."

Senate: Saraki, Lawan groups’ rift deepens

 Punch "The crisis within the ruling All Progressives Congress took a new turn on Sunday with the Senator Ahmad Lawan group in the Senate accusing the Bukola Saraki group of plotting to make President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration fail."

Timbuktu rebuilds tombs destroyed by Islamists

A multi-million dollar reconstruction project to rebuild historic shrines in Timbuktu is getting underway, three years after the tombs were destroyed ......

GAF Fleece Soldiers … Gh¢142 Million Involved

Ghanaian Chronicle : "When the Minister of Finance, Mr. Seth Terkper, appended his signature to a document in October last year, authorizing the release GHc142,071, 974.48 as gratuity payments due the over aged soldiers of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for the  1988 and 1989 year groups, it was great moment of joy for the then retiring soldiers. But their joy has now been short-lived as the amount approved for them by the Chancellor of the Exchequer has reportedly been slashed down by GAF, for reasons they do not know about. "

South Africa court bars indicted Sudan leader from leaving

Reuters : "President Omar al-Bashir, visiting South Africa for an African Union summit, stands accused in an ICC arrest warrant of war crimes and crimes against humanity over atrocities committed in the Darfur conflict. He was first indicted in 2009. A judge is expected to hear an application on Monday calling for Bashir's arrest, although this appears unlikely because South Africa's government has granted legal immunity to all African Union delegates."

UN peacekeepers: Sex for cellphones

 News24 : "New York - UN peacekeepers routinely trade sex for money, jewellery, cellphones and other items in countries where they are deployed in clear violation of UN rules, according to a draft UN report."

Minister Kabarebe speaks out on Facebook impersonator -

The New Times | Rwanda : "The Defence Minister, James Kabarebe, has disclosed his frustrations about repeated futile attempts to close a fake Facebook account in his name linked to an imposter. Kabarebe was yesterday speaking to The New Times just days after Police arrested a man it says had opened two Facebook accounts, posing in one as Minister Kaberebe, and claiming the other to be for his (Kabarebe’s) supposed secreta"

Mugabe needs help: Makoni

 Zimbabwe Situation : "HARARE – Simba Makoni, the Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn leader has said President Robert Mugabe must accept that he needs help from other political leaders to find lasting solutions to Zimbabwe’s intractable economic and social problems. Makoni, who blamed Mugabe and his cronies for creating current economic problems which the former Finance minister attributed to ill-thought decisions,  said it would be extremely difficult for Zanu PF on its own to solve problems it wrought in the first place."

Staying safe at South Africa's Lion Park -

 BBC News : "The death of an American tourist at a lion park in South Africa has raised questions about the safest way for visitors to view animals in open air parks. The woman, who has been identified as Katherine Chappell from New York, was killed when a lioness jumped through the open window of a car and attacked her." 'via Blog this'