[New Zimbabwe] Air Zimbabwe passengers were left seething with anger at the weekend after a plane chattered by the troubled flag-carrier developed problems mid-air only to be refused emergency landing in Bulawayo.
[VOA] The U.N. Children’s Fund reports a local militia fighting Boko Haram Islamists in northeast Nigeria has released 833 child soldiers. UNICEF says it hopes the move will be followed by further releases.
[New Zimbabwe] TWO suspected ivory poaching kingpins, charged for allegedly working under the instructions of former First Lady Grace Mugabe to commit the offence, are now demanding their freedom arguing that their right to a timely trial had been violated by the state.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday received the Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate Malu Dreyer, the first woman to hold that office in the German state.
[Nairobi News] US First Lady Melania Trump is set to visit Kenya in October. This will be her first international solo trip that will also see her visit Ghana, Malawi and Egypt.
[Dalsan Radio] The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflict-ridden country in 30 years, the bank said.
[Deutsche Welle] It is unknown how many passengers were aboard, and authorities have said the death toll could reach 200. The Tanzanian government said the passenger ferry capsized near the dock and that 37 people have been rescued.
[The Herald] Acting President Kembo Mohadi has described the tourism industry as a key building bloc towards Zimbabwe’s vision to become a middle income economy by 2030 and called for increased youth participation in the sector.
[East African] Rwanda’s trade deficit with its EAC peers widened by $16 million (Rwf14 billion) in the first half of 2018, as the country opted for food and cement imports from the bloc to plug domestic production gaps.
[Seychelles News Agency] Civil society in Seychelles will open the first crisis shelter for abused women in the island nation in November. The facility is funded by the European Union and is an initiative of the Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), which groups together not for profit organisations.