[AIM] Maputo -It is not only opposition parties whose appeals against the results of the 10 October municipal elections have been thrown out by the courts – the latest ruling from the Constitutional Council, Mozambique’s highest body in matters of constitutional and electoral law, supports the decision by the district court in the northern city of Cuamba to reject an appeal from the ruling Frelimo Party against the results in thus municipality, which was won by the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo
[allAfrica] At 85 years old, Paul Biya — just elected to his seventh consecutive term as President of Cameroon — stands as Africa’s longest-ruling leader, having served for 43 years, first as Prime Minister from 1975 and then as president from 1982.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kouna, Mali -A short journey in a wooden canoe separates villagers from militants sowing fear with their weapons just across the calm waters of the Niger River in the Malian town of Kouna.
[Premium Times] The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has raised an alarm over the 24 hours deadline given by Boko Haram to eliminate another female staff held captive by the insurgents.
[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.
[Guardian] Nigerian government has dismissed allegations that President Muhammadu Buhari intends to turn the country into an Islamic state.
[News24Wire] As former US president Barack Obama prepares to return to South Africa – and the continent – for the first time since he left office, ahead of next week’s annual Nelson Mandela lecture, he has paid homage to some of Africa’s best writers.
[News24Wire] A scourge of protests kept South African police officers busy in three provinces – the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng.
[VOA] Four civilians were killed in an attack targeting a French patrol in Mali Sunday, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. At least 20 other people were injured in the attack, including eight French soldiers, the ministry said.
[Premium Times] Nigerian authorities are issuing warnings about planned attacks on viewing centres across the country, charging security personnel to be vigilant throughout the month-long World Cup.