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  1. Greater than 500 died after feeding on poisoned elephant carcasses
  2. Cameroon and Nigeria via to World Cup final 16
  3. South African childhood joblessness known as a ‘nationwide crisis’
  4. French forces in joint anti-IS operation in Niger

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By Esther Namuhisa, Damian Zane and Clare Spencer

All times stated are UK

  1. Foetus found on plane in South Africa

    A foetus has been display within the shatter system of an plane at the airport within the South African coastal metropolis of Durban.

    The native police are attempting into the problem, IOL data web philosophize experiences.

    A “case of concealment of initiating is being investigated,” police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele is quoted as announcing.

    The affected airline, Hover Safair, acknowledged on its web philosophize that “upon final assessments of the shatter management system our groups encountered a discovering which requires formal investigation”.

  2. ‘We can no longer get sufficient money to lose our vultures’

    The poisoning of larger than 500 vultures in Botswana is “one of many few confirmed cases of poachers straight away targeting vultures and the incident is without doubt one of many worst in contemporary history,” Kerri Wolter from conservation neighborhood VulPro has told the BBC’s Alastair Lethead.

    She acknowledged that vultures play a essentially the significant role in cleansing the atmosphere.

    “We simply can no longer get sufficient money to lose
    our significant… scavenger which retains our atmosphere safe,
    uncontaminated from diseases and functional,” she added.

    “The poisoning incident has attain at a time where vultures
    at some level of the African continent are dealing with catastrophic declines at some level of their

  3. US ‘bans visas of Malawi diplomats’ maids’

    Particular person washing up

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    The US authorities acknowledged
    it has suspended issuing visas for domestic workers of Malawian officers, Reuters data agency experiences.

    It provides that this comes after one of Malawi’s diplomats failed to pay
    $1.1m (£866,000) in damages to a lady she trafficked within the US.

    In 2016, domestic worker Fainess
    Lipenga used to be awarded the payout in a
    human trafficking lawsuit in opposition to her employer Jane Kambalame, who
    labored at the Malawian embassy in Washington.

    Ms Lipenga, who reportedly labored
    lengthy days for lower than 50 cents an hour
    and used to be subjected to psychological abuse, peaceful has no longer got
    the money, Reuters experiences.

    The Malawian Embassy in
    Washington didn’t answer to Reuters’ request for comment.

    In 2017 PRI reported that Ms Kambalame disputed the allegations in opposition to her.

  4. Tanzania minister ‘accuses boxer of shaming the nation’

    Tanzanians are debating what ought to peaceful happen to at least one of many country’s boxers after he retired from a bout in Australia within the second spherical without inserting up worthy of a challenge.

    It used to be most efficient tall flyweight Selemani Bangaiza’s second battle out of doorways of Tanzania and he used to be a gradual substitute to face unbeaten Andrew Moloney, Boxing Scene experiences.

    The discussion referring to the 20-year-musty used to be reignited after reported remarks by Sports activities Minister Harrison Mwakyembe.

    Privately-owned newspaper Mwananchi says the minister thinks Bangaiza ought to peaceful no longer be allowed to battle any other time after he watched the video of the battle that used to be circulating on social media.

    In the video, he might perchance even be seen defending up his hand and spitting out his mouth-guard to demonstrate that he didn’t get to proceed:

    Mr Mwakyembe accused the boxer of no longer attempting exhausting sufficient and no longer properly representing Tanzania.

    “Things esteem this originate our country seem backward in sports activities,” the minister is quoted within the newspaper as announcing.

    “The boxer wants to be pushed aside in instruct that it would possibly perchance perhaps perchance be a lesson to others.”

  5. ‘Egypt plays with 12 players’

    Egypt are making ready for Friday evening’s opening sport of the 2019 Africa Cup of International locations.

    The hosts get needed to organise the tournament after Cameroon failed to salvage ready in time.

    It would possibly perchance perchance demonstrate to be a challenge for the home team as neatly, because no fans are extra worrying than a sell-out crowd at the Cairo International Stadium.

    It is anticipated that 75,000 fans shall be there for the hole match in opposition to Zimbabwe.

    So, what’s it going to be esteem?

    No one is aware of Egyptian football better than Manuel Jose, the usual coach of Cairo giants Al Ahly.

    “Egypt plays with 12 players no longer 11 for the explanation that folks are amazing, they push the team the complete time the complete time,” he told the BBC’s Matthew Kenyon.

    Hear to the interview:

    Video philosophize

    Video caption: The Africa Cup of International locations 2019 is set to originate up in Cairo International Stadium
  6. ‘We’re forced to be pleased raw fish’

    Kenyan fishermen train mistreatment at the hands of the Ugandan authorities

    Ugandan police get been accused of forcing Kenyan fishermen to be pleased raw fish as punishment for alleged illegal fishing in Uganda’s portion of Lake Victoria, Kenya’s privately-enjoy newspaper Day to day Nation experiences.

    The fishermen told the Day to day Nation that they had been threatened with being shot if they didn’t be pleased the fish.

    One in every of them known as the apply “inhumane”.

    They moreover acknowledged the policemen confiscated their fishing equipment as well to their boats.

    There get been frequent arguments between Ugandan and Kenyan fishermen on Lake Victoria as they complain that the usual border is no longer obvious.

    The Day to day Nation didn’t salvage comment from the Ugandan authorities.

    Fishing boats

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    Image caption: Kenyan and Ugandan fishermen are frequently in dispute about where to fish
  7. Botswana poisoned vultures are ‘seriously endangered’

    Hooded vulture

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    Image caption: Twenty-eight hooded vultures had been amongst those poisoned

    Conservationists get known as the poisoning of larger than 500 seriously endangered vultures in Botswana one
    of essentially the significant documented killings of the threatened species, experiences the BBC’s Alastair Leithead.

    The Botswana
    authorities acknowledged it’s concept to get been attributable to poachers who killed three
    elephants for his or her ivory and laced the carcasses with poisonous chemicals so
    they wouldn’t be found.

    Vutlures circling a carcass might perchance even be seen from miles
    away, so poisoning them is a technique to conceal what the poachers get finished.

    Many of the 537 birds found lifeless had been white-backed vultures, that are
    classified as “seriously endangered” by the International Union for Conservation
    of Nature.

    Seventeen white headed and 28 hooded vultures had been moreover killed. They are moreover seriously endangered.

  8. LGBTI refugees approach encourage at Kenya camp

    The UN’s refugee agency says that a neighborhood of refugees, including some LGBTI folks, get arrived at a camp within the north-west of Kenya after being bussed there by the authorities from the capital, Nairobi.

    Some within the neighborhood of 74 had left Kakuma camp over the old one year as a result of being subjected to homophobic violence, they told the BBC.

    The UNHCR says this would possibly perchance perchance originate “explicit provisions for refugees with particular wants and vulnerabilities”.

    It moreover says that the Kenyan authorities had restated its commitment to provide protection to all refugees including LGBTI folks.

    Closing December, the Kakuma camp authorities told LGBTI refugees that it would possibly perchance perhaps perchance now no longer succor them. This used to be the awareness that one of many refugees despatched the BBC:

    Uncover about from the camp authorities

    Copyright: BBC

    The UN says that it had screened the 74 who had arrived on Thursday and positioned “the massive majority get no longer been assessed as having an LGBTI profile”. The refugees had told the BBC sooner than they left Nairobi that most of them had been LGBTI.

    “UNHCR stays dedicated to providing financial help, security and make stronger to all vulnerable refugees in Kenya, including LGBTI persons,” UNHCR representative in Kenya Fathiaa Abdalla acknowledged.

  9. Cameroon via after gradual winner

    They join Nigeria within the final 16 of the World Cup

    Cameroonian players get an very perfect time

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    Ajara Nchout scored two amazing targets, including an shatter-time winner, as Cameroon dramatically beat New Zealand 2-1 to attain the final 16 of the World Cup, where they’ll face England.

    Nchout became internal Ria Percival within the ninety fifth minute and fantastically curled within the winner to place Cameroon via.

    They had been heading out after Aurelle Awona sliced a volley into her enjoy earn with 10 minutes final for 1-1.

    Nchout had save aside her facet forward within the second half of with a ravishing, dinked unbiased.

    Nigeria are moreover via as one of many appropriate runners up.

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  10. South African childhood joblessness known as a ‘nationwide crisis’

    Cyril Ramaphosa in parliament

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    Image caption: President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged South Africa ought to peaceful dare to dream

    In his first state of the nation take care of since the ANC gained Could perhaps moreover just’s total election in South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa described the childhood unemployment payment of fifty% as a nationwide crisis.

    He pledged to diagram two million jobs for younger folks over the following decade.

    He listed financial growth, job creation as well to bettering education and health as the country’s high priorities.

    He moreover promised to make stronger the country’s struggling
    electricity utility Eskom.

    However Mr Ramaphosa dared the country to dream.

    He acknowledged he wants to manufacture a bullet put together and esteem China carry out a new shipshape metropolis.

    The chief of the opposition Mmusi Maimane reacted by announcing that the president
    wants us to dream however when he wakes up he’ll realise that we stay in a

    Two females in shipshape attire

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    Image caption: The state of the nation take care of is moreover surrounded by a bunch of pomp and ceremony
  11. Tons of of vultures poisoned in Botswana

    White-backed vulture

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    Image caption: White-backed vultures had been amongst those poisoned

    Greater than 500 vultures and two tawny eagles get been poisoned in Botswana after coming into contact with three poached elephant carcasses that had been laced with a poisonous chemical, the authorities there has acknowledged in a press open.

    The creatures died at a unbiased within the north of the country and the authorities are attempting to decontaminate the topic.

    The assertion would not spin into small print as to why this would possibly perchance perchance even get came about, however AFP data agency experiences that poachers are identified to deliberately purpose vultures. It says that vultures are utilized by park rangers to succor song illegal poaching, as a result of this truth taking out the birds methodology that they are much less liable to be found.

    The authorities acknowledged that amongst the 537 vultures killed had been:

    • 468 white-backed vultures
    • 28 hooded vultures
    • 17 white-headed vultures
    • 14 lappet-confronted vultures
    • 10 cape vultures

    It has known as on folks within the topic to document “any suspicious activities”.

    In Could perhaps moreover just, Botswana lifted a ban on elephant hunting, citing increasing battle between humans and the animals, which now and any other time atomize vegetation.

    Critics of the ban, imposed in 2014, converse the restriction used to be inflicting complications to small farmers and to those that previously benefited from hunting.

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  12. Wise words

    Friday’s African proverb:

    Quote Message: When a younger man wears a loincloth sooner than he’s musty sufficient to build so, a mighty wind will defend close it off.” from An Igbo proverb despatched by Eric C. Asomugha, London, UK, and Idu Olisa, Lagos, Nigeria

    When a younger man wears a loincloth sooner than he’s musty sufficient to build so, a mighty wind will defend close it off.”

    Drawing illustrating proverb

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    A reminder of Thursday’s radiant words:

    Quote Message: The teeth is a bone.” from Mariak Nain Nain, Juba, South Sudan.

    The teeth is a bone.”

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    And we leave you with this photo of younger boys in opposition to a wall at the Sankore Madrasah in Mali’s ancient metropolis of Timbuktu, taken by Ayse Topbas:

  15. IS militants ‘killed by Niger and foreign forces’

    Armed troopers of the Niger Nationwide Guard offer protection to a convoy within the Sahara Barren spot

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    Image caption: The country has been wracked by interior violence in contemporary years, spurred by an Islamist insurgency

    Niger’s defence ministry has announced that 18 Islamic Pronounce (IS) militants get been killed in a joint operation by US, French and Nigerien troops.

    5 others had been moreover taken prisoner at some level of a 12-day operation in Tongo Tongo, attain Niger’s border with Mali within the north, it acknowledged.

    The troops had been targeting a neighborhood implicated in an ambush that killed 28 Nigerien troopers final month, the ministry added.

    “Crucial topic topic” used to be moreover recovered, including protection power “equipment” stolen by IS participants after the ambush, it acknowledged.

    In a separate assertion, France confirmed the operation however didn’t demonstrate US involvement and acknowledged Malian troops had taken portion.

    The US has no longer but made any public comment.

    The topic is almost a pair of serious practicing camp where Nigerien troopers are expert to work within the United International locations’ peacekeeping power in Mali.

    The country has been wracked by interior violence in contemporary years, spurred by an Islamist rebel at some level of the uncomfortable, in moderation populated deserts of West Africa’s Sahel.

  16. Jacob Zuma can testify in front of inquiry

    Milton Nkosi

    BBC Africa, Johannesburg

    The historical South African president has been implicated in alleged disagreeable-doing
    by varied witnesses, starting from historical cupboard ministers to senior authorities

    In a press open issued this day, the Commission of Inquiry acknowledged it had summoned Mr Zuma to reduction its lawsuits from 15-19 July, led by take Ray Zondo.

    Time will moreover be topic aside “later within the year” for him to be questioned over any factors raised at some level of the July listening to.

    The 77-year-musty historical president, who stepped down final year, has no longer confirmed whether he’ll aid.

    Mr Zum is believed to get requested for the questions upfront. The Commission acknowledged that is no longer allowed.

    He has confronted a litany of corruption allegations
    over the years, however denies any disagreeable doing.

    Jacob Zuma

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    Image caption: Jacob Zuma faces allegations of corruption
  17. Mozambican rebels get to scrutinize their chief long previous

    Will Ross

    Africa editor, BBC World Carrier

    A programme to disarm participants of Renamo, a militant neighborhood in
    Mozambique, has attain below possibility after several Renamo gunmen refused to give up their weapons until the neighborhood’s chief used to be changed.

    Momade became Renamo’s head final year following the death Alfonso
    Dhlakama, who led the neighborhood at some level of Mozambique’s 16-year civil

    Some participants accuse Mr Momade of sidelining Frelimo participants.

    He is anticipated to register to scurry in October’s presidential elections.

    Correspondents converse the divisions within Renamo are a extreme possibility to the
    peace direction of and ought to peaceful undermine the election.

  18. Why Mauritania’s vote issues

    Supporters aid a political rally of Union pour la Republique

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    Alternate is on the cards in
    Mauritania, the massive barren spot country in West Africa which has been a key ally of
    the West within the battle in opposition to Islamist militancy within the Sahara, with elections
    scheduled for Saturday.

    Mauritania’s most novel President Mohamad Ould Abdel Aziz is
    stepping down after 11 years in energy. He led a
    protection power coup in 2008, and gained subsequent elections in 2009 and 2014.

    It is the first time in years that opposition groups get
    taken portion within the presidential run. It is a long way moreover due be
    the first peaceful transition of energy in a country conversant in protection power

    Who’s within the working?

    Six candidates are working, including three first-timers.

    One, Mohamad Ould Ghazouani, has the backing of President
    Aziz and is seen as the frontrunner, partly for the explanation that opposition has failed to agree on a single challenger.

    Mohamad Ould Boubacar is believed to be the strongest opposition candidate. A
    French-educated technocrat, he has spent some 35 years in authorities, 5 of
    them as prime minister. He enjoys the make stronger of several groups including the
    Islamist Tawassoul occasion – essentially the most worthy opposition power in parliament. He has moreover been urged by exiled rich particular person Mohamed
    Ould Bouamatou, a cousin of the president who’s now backing the opposition.

    No longer like Mr Ghazouani, who’s a retired total, Mr Boubacar
    has no protection power abilities and describes himself as the “candidate for civilian

    One other candidate is Biram Dah Ould Abeid, an
    anti-slavery campaigner and the son of a historical slave.

    On policies, no longer one of many opposition candidates has an
    especially enthralling campaign. All get targeted on anti-corruption and the reform
    of education and healthcare.

    Government-backed Mr Ghazouani has stayed away from the
    direct of corruption, however has promised to invest in massive infrastructure

    Will it be free and beautiful?

    Oppositions groups get consistently expressed concerns about
    electoral rigging. Most participants of the nationwide election commission belong to
    events that make stronger Mr Ghazouani.

    Calls for foreign observers get moreover been largely no longer illustrious
    by the authorities. It has allowed the European Union to ship two experts, however
    most efficient after the election.

    There get moreover been requires Mauritanians living foreign to
    get better entry to voting stations, and for the electoral roll to be
    reviewed. Greater than 1.5 million folks are within the intervening time registered, lower than half of
    its total inhabitants.

    It’ll be the first run with pollpapers printed by a
    Mauritanian firm. Nonetheless, opposition participants train that the firm is
    owned by somebody who has raised money for Mr Ghazouani’s campaign.

    victory for Mr Ghazouani would be seen as a victory for Mauritania’s place quo. However
    if no longer one of many candidates will get 50% of the vote, the election will spin into a second spherical on 6 July. Ought to this happen, it
    might perchance demonstrate that the country is witnessing its first free and beautiful election
    for the discontinue political job.

    Mohamed Ould Boubacar looks to be like on at some level of a campaign rally in Nouakchott

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    Image caption: Technocrat Mohamed Ould Boubacar is considered by many as the opposition favourite
  19. Mali tightens security after bloodbath

    Malian troopers patrol the roads in Menaka, Mali

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    Image caption: Mali’s security forces get been struggling with to curb unrest

    Government troops get stepped up security within the Koro district of central Mali after a suspected jihadist assault killed 41 folks this week, AFP data agency experiences.

    The authorities believes the attacks had been utilized by participants of the Fulani community in opposition to ethnic Dogons.

    It used to be essentially the most novel in a series of inter-communal attacks in contemporary months.

    Ethnic tensions in central Mali get surged after a jihadist neighborhood led by preacher Amadou Koufa emerged in 2015, recruiting mainly from amongst the Fulani.

    Clashes get elevated with Dogon and Bambara groups who get shaped their enjoy militias.

    President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has known as for an stop to violence, however has been criticised for failing to curb it.

  20. South Sudan MPs divulge in opposition to budget presentation

    South Sudan's President Salve Kiir and revolt chief Riek Machar alternate signed peace deal documents in 2015

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    Image caption: South Sudan’s President Salve Kiir and revolt chief Riek Machar alternate signed peace deal documents in 2015

    MPs in South Sudan protested in opposition to a budget presentation by the finance minister on Thursday, data agency Reuters experiences.

    One MP, who spoke to Reuters, acknowledged there had been frustrations spherical unpaid public salaries.

    South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 as the stop results of an settlement that ended Africa’s longest-working civil struggle. Nonetheless, the newly shaped country fell into any other civil struggle, displacing four million folks.

    In September final year, a peace deal used to be signed to total the civil struggle.

    Thursday’s disruption within the parliament highlights the fragility of President Salva Kiir’s authorities.

    “Our lecturers are no longer being paid. What are we doing? We are surely presenting a new budget while our salaries are no longer being paid,” lawmaker Elizabeth Adut shouted within the parliament.