IRAQIS ARE desperate to reboot their creaking democracy.
Anger boiling over THE capital has not looked so good in decades. Baghdad’s restaurants have had fancy facelifts. New malls seem to be opening every month.
[GroundUp] Residents of Siyahlala informal settlement, Khayelitsha, have started to install their own water pipes.
[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has retaliated that he will contest in the 2019 presidential elections, snubbing his critics who say he is old to continue ruling the country.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -”There are roughly 35 million hectares of maize planted per year in Africa and if (the worm is) not in all those maize fields now, it will be very soon”
[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained growth that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters.
[VOA] U.S. President Donald Trump’s new aid chief, Mark Green, kicked off an African tour in Sudan on Sunday, where he will assess whether Khartoum has done enough to get help into conflict areas to deserve eased sanctions.
[New Times] The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has released the final list of three qualified candidates for the August presidential poll.
[VOA] President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S.
[IRIN] Paris -This is the second in a series of three fact files that is part of a special project exploring the impact of climate change on the food security and livelihoods of small-scale farmers in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe