[News24Wire] The African National Congress’ national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has confirmed to News24 that the political party’s KwaZulu-Natal consultative conference has been called off.
[IRIN] Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped.
[News24Wire] The ANC battle for control of the provinces is officially underway with the party giving the green light for some provinces to prepare for elective conferences.
[Nation] Away from the conference tents where the Fifth Annual Devolution Conference is going on in Kakamega County, the jury is still out on whether taking political and economic power to the grassroots has been a success.
[Sascoc] Team South Africa has announced two withdrawals for the team set to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from next week.
[Deutsche Welle] Over seven years after Ivory Coast’s crisis, the country’s political scene remains divided.
[IPS] United Nations -Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places.
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Frenchman Sebastien Desabre started his reign as new Cranes coach by visiting the national team’s training camp for the CHAN 2018 qualifiers.
[The Source] Britain could extend financial support to Zimbabwe to help stabilize its economy and clear its debts with international lenders but such support will be linked to ‘democratic progress, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said.
[Deutsche Welle] Media reports about alleged migrant slave markets in Libya have resulted in strong reactions across the continent. African politicians demand an investigation and the prosecution of those responsible.