[The Herald] Zanu -pf has paid tribute to the late Mozambican president Samora Moises Machel, describing him as a true giant of history who will be remembered for generations to come for his role in the liberation of Southern African states from colonial bondage.
[This Day] Lagos cleric and newly elected presidential candidate of Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Rev. David Esosa Ize-Iyamu, on Sunday revealed that no fewer than 16 political parties are currently in merger talks to give President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) “a good fight” in the coming presidential election.
[Deutsche Welle] In a surprise move, 2,140 prisoners including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire and musician Kizito Mihigo, have been released from jail.
[Deutsche Welle] After initially refusing to do so, rebel leader Riek Machar said he would sign the deal to end the country’s brutal civil war. Machar will return to government as one of South Sudan’s vice presidents.
[New Zimbabwe] The inauguration of president-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has been delayed amid a court challenge to his election victory, officials confirmed Friday.
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank Limited has disbursed loans worth over $23 000 since it started operating at the end of June and is in the process of processing other applications totalling $300 000.
[The Herald] The trial of former Mines and Mining Development Minister Walter Chidhakwa and his former permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga has been scheduled for September 11 at the Anti-Corruption Court in Harare.
[Guardian] In this interview, controversial member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin who was once suspended for exposing some alleged corrupt dealings by his fellow lawmakers, speaks on the gale of defections in the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), expressing confidence that the party would come out stronger.
[New Zimbabwe] “My opponent is neither the first nor the last political figure to stretch his CV. This is a consequence of holding such high party office when still a relative political novice. That, at least, is plain for all to see.”
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Migrants in Libya face the greatest danger in years of being trafficked, exploited or enslaved by armed groups and criminal gangs – which are becoming stronger – as Europe clamps down on migration, the United Nations and analysts said on Tuesday.