[News24Wire] As South Africa prepares for a mid-term budget – due to be delivered in two weeks’ time – rumours are flying thick and fast about the fate of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
[MFWA] There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya’s tactic to dethrone star Mo Farah at his own backyard was dashed as Paul Tanui settled for bronze in a race that saw the home grown favourite successfully defend the men’s 10,000m and light up the Olympic Stadium on the opening day of the IAAF London World Championships on Friday night.
[Guardian] Warri -The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGM) has vowed to blow up more oil installations, if government does not meet its demand for inclusion in negotiations with other militant groups.
[Botswana Daily News] Durban -Baboloki Thebe and Karabo Sibanda took Africa by storm when they scopped gold and silver medals respectively at the 20th CAA African Senior Championship in South Africa on June 24.
[CIO] The Uganda Communications Commission has said that the recent closure of several FM radio stations in the country is not politically motivated but rather an enforcement exercise for compliance.
[Zimbabwe Standard] A combination of bad light and an all-round good performance by captain Elton Chigumbura helped Zimbabwe hold on to a five-run victory according to the Duckworth/Lewis method in the second One Day International at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
[News24Wire] The Springboks Rugby World Cup campaign is firmly back on track after a 34-16 win over Scotland at St James’ Park on Saturday.
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana rounded off their preparations for Equatorial Guinea AFCON 2015 with a hard fought 1-0 win over fellow AFCON participants Zambia at a sweltering Orlando Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
[FrontPageAfrica]Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has signed the 2014/2015 fiscal budget into law, but has vetoed a line item which calls for signature bonus in the amount of US$25 million on account of oil blocks.