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Africa: Ethiopia Should Leave Africa - [Addis Standard] Roel van der Veen, for Addis Standard
Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Bedroom Coup - [Zimbabwe Independent] WHEN former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda last October warned of a "bedroom coup" brewing in Zanu PF ahead of the party's acrimonious December congress, his remarks could have simply been dismissed as polemics in an intensifying succession battle.
Mozambique: The Hopes of Gay Mozambicans - [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican gay community has declared its wish for Mozambique "to become a world reference in defence of the fundamental rights and freedoms of each and every one of us".
Rwanda: Spy Chief Case Appears 'Flimsy' - [JusticeInfo.net] Arrested Rwandan spy chief Karenzi Karake is due to reappear in court in Britain on Thursday, where prosecutors have asked for his extradition to Spain. Karake was detained by police at Heathrow airport on Saturday on a Spanish arrest warrant issued as part of an investigation into alleged crimes during the Rwanda conflict. Authorities in Kigali have expressed "outrage".
Nigeria: Boko Haram Beheads 11 of Its Own Members - Witnesses - [News24Wire] Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday beheaded 11 of its own fighters in north-eastern Nigeria, said an official representing witnesses to the killings.
Kenya: Police Crack Down on Illegal Brews - [Nation] The crackdown on manufacturers of illicit brews began on Friday, as police moved to enforce the directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Africa: Popularity of Private Schools Requires Sound Policy Response - [The Conversation Africa] Private schools are becoming more common around the world. The portion of primary school students enrolled in non-government schools globally stood at 16% in 2000. It had risen to 20% by 2009. The demand, particularly for low-fee private schools, is rising even in countries whose governments offer free primary edu
Liberia: No Information Yet on Source of New Ebola Infection - Official - [Heritage] The Head of the Incident Management System at the Ministry of Health Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah says no findings have been established about how the 17-year-old school boy contracted the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that led to his death in Margibi County, and leaving two other confirmed cases in ETU .
Burundi: UN Officials to Probe Deadly Burundi Police Raid - [Al Jazeera] UN human rights officials have said they will investigate the deaths earlier this week of civilians during a police raid in Burundi, as observers described Monday's parliamentary elections as not "free or credible".
Kenya: Manual Visa Application Scrapped - [Nation] Visitors coming to Kenya will no longer be expected to get their Visa upon arrival in Nairobi, as the new visa rules takes effect.
Liberia: Protesting Students Block Presidential Motorcade - [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday received one of the shocks of her presidency Thursday when students physically blocked the Presidential convoy, lying on the floor in front of the motorcade.
Kenya: Envoy Defends US Gay Position Ahead of Obama Visit - [Nation] The US Embassy remained cagey on details of the forthcoming visit by President Barack Obama even as it hosted local and international dignitaries in a celebration to mark America's 239th Independence Day Anniversary on Thursday evening.
Africa: Next Financial Crisis On Its Way, Experts Warn - [News24Wire] The next economic disaster could hit the world soon - and we are not ready for it, warned economic and financial experts at the screening of a new financial documentary in Cape Town this week.
Sierra Leone: Scapegoated Faith Healers Needed in Health System - Report - [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Traditional healers were blamed for worsening the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, but they need to be included in any plan to improve the country's healthcare and prevent such crises in future, researchers said on Thursday.
South Africa: Guide Survives Leopard Attack - Leopard Doesn't - [Al Jazeera] A safari guide has survived a leopard attack while viewing wildlife with tourists at South Africa's famed Kruger National Park, officials have said.
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Only Leader Holding Africa Together - Malema - [CAJ News] Johannesburg -Veteran Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is the only remaining figure holding the African continent together, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has said.
Nigeria: French Internet Love Scam Victim Gets Money Back - [Premium Times] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered and returned the sum of 10,000 Euros (about Two Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira), to F. Mercade, a French citizen, who was a victim of internet love scam.
Tanzania: In Pursuit of Child Rights in Tanzania - [Al Jazeera] "I was supposed to be the first one awake to get the children up and send them to school, and then take care of the household chores. And then I was the last one to bed at night."
Rwanda: Ending Genocide in Rwanda Does Not Excuse Murder - [JusticeInfo.net] When Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, the head of Rwanda's intelligence services, was brought into the dock of a London court on Thursday, he clasped his hands above his head in a two-fisted salute to the public gallery. Dozens cheered; others looked on in silence. For some, Karenzi Karake is a hero, a key member of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) which ended the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. But for others, he is responsible for many killings and other abuses in the post-genocide era.
Africa: UNAIDS Board Reiterates the Importance of Accelerating the Pace of the Aids Response to End the Epidemic By 2030 - [UNAIDS] Geneva -The 36th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board has concluded its three-day meeting in Geneva. The Board's discussions focused on the AIDS response in the post-2015 development agenda and on updating and extending the UNAIDS Strategy for the period between 2016 and 2021.
Congo-Kinshasa: Transitional Justice's Uneven Path in the DRC - [JusticeInfo.net] In a country marked by protracted conflicts which are estimated to have caused the death and displacement of millions of civilians, transitional justice efforts have been slow and patchy. Despite some recent advances, in particular on the criminal justice front, a more expanded approach to transitional justice is needed if peace and justice are to be achieved.
South Africa: Wine, Land & the Pain of Transformation - a Heady Mix - [The Journalist] A Groote Schuur Hospital neuroscientist & wine farmer's remarkable story
South Africa: South Africa - Marikana Perspectives, 1 - [AfricaFocus] Almost three years after the killings by police of 44 striking miners at Marikana platinum mine, the official Commission of Inquiry last week released a bland 646-page report, faulting primarily police commanders and apportioning some blame as well among the striking miners themselves, the mining company Lonmin, and two rival unions. However, the Commission said there was not adequate evidence for the responsibility of higher officials. And its recommendations for action on the police responsible were for
Liberia: Ebola - As Virus Resurfaces, Unicef Teams and Supplies Arrive in Affected Areas - [UN News] In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations.
Kenya: TSC Interdicts Principal, Deputy Over Sex Abuse At Girls' School - [Nation] The Teachers Service Commission has interdicted the Njoro High School principal and her deputy after one of the teachers at the institution was charged with sexually molesting six students.
Kenya: ODM to Select Presidential Candidate in 2016 - [The Star] Party nominations to be done six months before polls
Kenya: State Dismisses Reports on Nairobi Lockdown for Obama's Visit - [The Star] The government has dismissed reports of a planned lockdown in Nairobi during US President Barack Obama's visit.
Malawi: Mutharika Faces Calls to Resign Over Bank's 'Mafia-Like' Sale - [Nyasa Times] Lilongwe -President Peter Mutharika faced calls to resign after being criticised by lawmakers and civil society activist over the controversial circumstances government has sold Malawi Savings Bank to FDH Financial Holdings of Thom Mpinganjira at K9.5bn ($21.1 million).
South Africa: Bloemfontein Could Face Water Restrictions - [News24Wire] In 2014, the Mangaung Metro had to bring water into Bloemfontein from the Katse Dam in Lesotho at a massive cost because of a dire water situation.
South Africa: Youth League Wants Initiation School On Table Mountain Reserve - [News24Wire] A portion of Table Mountain national park should be made available for boys undergoing traditional initiation as there is a shortage of suitable land in the Western Cape, the provincial ANC Youth League said on Thursday.
BBC News - Africa

The latest stories from the Africa section of the BBC News web site.

Police response 'slow' - Tunisia PM - The slow response of Tunisia's police to last week's deadly attack in Sousse was a major problem, admits the country's prime minister.
Boko Haram raids 'heinous' - Buhari - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari describes as a "heinous atrocity" the latest wave of attacks by Boko Haram militants that left more than 150 people dead.
Kenyan 'killer brew' crackdown - Authorities in Kenya are beginning a four-day nationwide crackdown against illicitly brewed alcohol following a recent spate of deaths.
Car smashes through South Africa roof - A photo is released of a car which smashed through the roof of a house in South Africa's coastal city Durban.
Sanctions on South Sudan generals - The UN Security Council imposes sanctions on six generals accused of fuelling the 18-month conflict in South Sudan, the world's newest state.
Egypt vows to pursue IS in Sinai - Egypt says its army will continue its offensive in the Sinai Peninsula until it is cleared of Islamic State militants, after clashes killed more than 100 people.
Liberia's new Ebola outbreak spreads - Two more cases of Ebola are confirmed in the Liberian village where a teenager died on Sunday - the first case for seven weeks.
Mozambique scraps anti-gay law - Mozambique decriminalises homosexuality in its new penal code, making it one of a few African countries where same-sex relationships are legal.
VIDEO: Ghana tries to prevent flood repeat - Communities in Ghana's capital, Accra, are still recovering from the floods and fire which swept through the city one month ago, killing 150 people. It is trying to avoid a repeat.
VIDEO: Zimbabwe's 'cellphone farmers' - Former hotelier Tapfumanei Shinya tells the BBC why managing his land over his mobile phone would never yield results.
VIDEO: Madagascar's sapphire miners - Desperate to make their fortunes, many people in Madagascar are putting their lives at risk.
VIDEO: 'I lost my job' week after massacre - The BBC's Rana Jawad reports from Tunisia that people have already lost their jobs in the week since the deadly attack by a gunman in the city of Sousse.
VIDEO: Tunisia hotel 'hero' tells of gun attack - In the wake of the terror attack on a Tunisian beach last Friday, survivors reported heroic acts from hotel staff. One of those staff members has spoken exclusively to the BBC's Ben Brown.
VIDEO: UK observes silence for Tunisia dead - A one-minute silence is observed across the UK to remember the 30 British men and women killed in the Tunisia massacre. last Friday.
VIDEO: What's Up Africa - Best of Series 2 - As What's Up Africa's presenter Ikenna Azuike and his team take a well-earned break, we have put together the best bits of Series 2.
AUDIO: Zimbabwe fashionista on Beyonce - Zimbabwe's Farai Simoyi is one of the rising stars of the catwalk. The designer, who has worked with Beyonce and Nicki Minaj, spoke to the BBC's Farayi Mungazi about her career.
Why Kenyans enjoyed the political blackout - Enjoying Kenya's political TV blackout
Nigeria's 'brown envelope' journalism - Shining a light on Nigeria's "brown envelope" journalism
Is Bitcoin Africa's unlikely saviour? - Could Bitcoin be Africa's migrant workers' saviour?
Malawi's expensive phone habit - The country with the world's most expensive mobile phone charges
VIDEO: Political dynasties: Good or bad? - Satirist asks if political dynasties can be a good thing
VIDEO: Has US failed South Sudan? - Satirist asks if US has given up on South Sudan
How Nigeria's presidential election works - How Nigeria's presidential poll works
Tunisia from revolution to republic - From revolution to republic
In pictures: Africa's high coiffure - Pictures of the high coiffure on the Ivorian catwalks
Dakar fashion week shows Senegal style - Photos reveal model's journey through Dakar fashion week
Nigeria in pictures: The firemen of Lagos - Capturing the moment Nigerian firemen turn up at explosions
In pictures: Senegal's Mouride Islamic sect - Charms and songs of Senegal's Muslim brotherhood in pictures
Liberian bikers who wear pink - Female motorcycle taxi drivers dress brightly to stay safe
Algeria profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, a timeline and leader profile along with current news about Algeria
Angola profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of this south-west African country which has been a major oil producer
Benin country profile - Provides an overview, facts and figures and history of this West African nation seen as one of the continent's most stable countries
Botswana profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of Botswana, a major diamond producer in Southern Africa
Burkina Faso profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of this West African nation
Burundi country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for Burundi, this small country in Africa
Cameroon country profile - Provides an overview of Cameroon, including key events and facts about this former French and British colony in Africa
Cape Verde profile - Overview - Key facts, figures and dates
Central African Republic profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this land-locked African country
Chad profile - Provides an overview of Chad, including key events and facts about this African country
Comoros country profile - Provides an overview of the Comoros, including key events and facts about this island nation off the coast of Africa
Republic of Congo profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
Democratic Republic of Congo profile - Key facts, figures and dates
Djibouti profile - Provides an overview of Djibouti, including key events and facts.
Egypt profile - Provides an overview of Egypt, including key events and facts.
Equatorial Guinea profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea profile - Provides an overview of Eritrea, including key events and facts for this country on the Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia profile - Provides an overview of Ethiopia, including key events and facts about this ancient former Christian empire in northeast Africa.
Gabon country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
The Gambia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about The Gambia.
Ghana country profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this west African country
Guinea country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this west African country.
Guinea-Bissau profile - Provides an overview as well as key facts, figures and dates for this west African country
Ivory Coast profile - Provides an overview of Ivory Coast, including key events and facts about this west African country recently plagued by civil war.
Kenya country profile - Provides an overview of Kenya, including key events and facts of this East African country.
Lesotho country profile - Provides an overview, key facts and history of his small country completely surrounded by South Africa
Liberia profile - Provides an overview of Liberia, including key events and facts about this West African country
Libya country profile - Provides an overview of Libya, including key events and facts about this major oil producer which was ruled by Colonel Gaddafi for 42 years.
Madagascar country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this island nation which lies off Africa
Malawi country profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Malawi
Mali country profile - Concise information about Mali and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
Mauritania country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this oil-producing, mainly desert country in west Africa
Mauritius country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Mauritius, including key events and facts about this ethnically diverse Indian Ocean island nation
Morocco country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Morocco, including key events and facts about this mountainous kingdom at the far end of the Maghreb
Mozambique country profile - Provides an overview of Mozambique, including key events and facts about this former Portuguese colony and its recovery from a long civil war in the 1980s.
Namibia country profile - Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.
Niger country profile - Provides an overview of Niger, including key events and facts about this arid state on the southern rim of the Sahara.
Nigeria profile - Provides an overview of Nigeria, including key events and facts about this oil-rich country with multiple ethnic and religious divides.
Rwanda country profile - Overview - Provides an overview of Rwanda, including key events and facts about this East African country that is still recovering from the genocide of 1994.
Sao Tome and Principe profile - Provides an overview of Sao Tome and Principe, including key events and facts about this oil-rich island nation - one of Africa's smallest states.
Senegal profile - Provides an overview of Senegal, including key events and facts about this west African country
Seychelles profile - Provides an overview as well as facts and figures on this island state situated off the coast of Africa
Sierra Leone country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key dates for this west African country
Somalia profile - Provides an overview of Somalia, including key events and facts about this civil war-wracked country on the Horn of Africa.
South Africa profile - Provides an overview of South Africa, including key events and facts about this diverse country on Africa's southern tip.
South Sudan profile - Provides an overview of South Sudan, including key events and facts about Africa's newest nation
Sudan country profile - Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this African country
Swaziland profile - Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this small southern African kingdom
Tanzania country profile - Provides an overview of Tanzania, including key facts and events as well as news
Togo profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Togo
Tunisia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Tunisia
Uganda profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Uganda.
Zambia profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zambia.
Zimbabwe profile - Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news about Zimbabwe.
Ceuta, Melilla profile - An overview
Puntland profile - An overview the autonomous region of Somalia
Reunion profile - Provides an overview, key facts and dates for this Indian Ocean island
Somaliland profile - An overview
St Helena, Ascension, Tristan da Cunha profiles - An overview
Western Sahara profile - An overview
Zanzibar profile - Provides an overview and key facts for the semi-autonomous, island territory that lies off Africa
Odemwingie signs new deal at Stoke - Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie signs a one-year extension to his contract with English Premier League side Stoke.
Sierra Leone FA suspends director - Sierra Leone FA suspends its technical director John Sherington over his row with sports minister Paul Kamara.
Africa in pictures: 26 June-2 July 2015 - Masks, models, fishing and standing to attention
Africa this week: Five things we've learnt - And four other things we have learnt this week
In pictures: Ghana fire recovery - What has Ghana done to recover from disaster?
The African soldiers dragged into Europe's war - The Tanzanian soldiers dragged into Europe's war
Foreigners and locals lament Sousse's dwindling tourism - Tunisians and foreigners lament dwindling tourism
Africa's video game makers dreaming big - How Africa's games makers plan to make it big