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  • Zimbabwe: Shut Up, President Tells G40, Lacoste
    [The Herald] Tendai Mugabe -President Mugabe yesterday blasted factionalism in Zanu-PF and called on those propping the G40 and Team Lacoste factions in the party to “shut up”. Zanu-PF, he said, would take action against those bringing the name of the party into disrepute.
  • Nigeria: Ex-President's Kidnapped Nephew Found
    [Vanguard] The dead body of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s nephew was found floating along a creek in Otuoke yesterday, according to witnesses. The deceased, Mr. Samuel Oki, was 35 years old and was abducted along with Mr. Jonathan’s foster father Inegite Jonathan on Wednesday.
  • South Sudan: Nation On 'Verge of Fragmenting,' – UN Officials
    [UN News] With senior United Nations officials warning of escalating inter-communal violence and rampant human rights violations in South Sudan, the Security Council today strongly condemned all attacks and provocations against civilians and the UN by armed actors, and called for calm on all sides.
  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Orders Party Factions to 'Shut Up!'
    [New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has come out hard on under fire War Veterans Minister Chris Mutsvangwa whom he accused of going around his leadership to call for an unsanctioned meeting with the country’s liberators.
  • Mozambique: Convoys Escort Travellers After Rebel Attacks
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have reintroduced a system of convoys under armed escort for vehicles travelling on the 100 kilometre stretch of the country’s main north-south highway between the Save river and the small town of Muxungue, in the central province of Sofala.
  • South Sudan: Nearly 26,000 Flee After Ethnic Clashes
    [Deutsche Welle] Tens of thousands have fled their shelters after ethnic groups clashed in South Sudan’s Malakal. The violence began after alleged South Sudan government troops fired their guns inside the UN base.
  • Uganda: Police Storm Opposition HQ After Election
    [Deutsche Welle] Police in Uganda have raided the headquarters of a key opposition party and detained a presidential contender. Vote counting continues. Ole Tangen in Kampala says the police presence is heavy, the mood tense.
  • Libya: U.S. Airstrikes Hit 'Islamic State' Targets
    [Deutsche Welle] US warplanes have targeted ‘Islamic State’ (IS) training camps in Libya, according to a military spokesman. US officials say the militant group has increased its activities in the conflict-ridden North African country.
  • South Africa: Visiting Businessman Diagnosed With Zika Virus
    [News24Wire] A Columbian businessman, who is visiting South Africa, has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Friday.

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