[Zimbabwe Independent] FRESH details of last week’s explosive politburo meeting where Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa responded to Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo’s video-documentary dossier presented in the politburo on July 19 accusing him of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe to secure his ascendancy have emerged, showing that indeed there was a titanic battle between the party officials.
[Zimbabwe Independent] President Robert Mugabe is set to reshuffle key security service chiefs, having already redeployed ex-Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss retired Major-General Happyton Bonyongwe to become the new Justice minister.
[Nyasa Times] A well-coordinated operation comprising police officers from Blantyre, Limbe, Kabula, Chileka, Manje, Mbayani and E – Company from Zomba has netted about 140 people for causing mayhem in Chileka, Kachere and Machinjiri areas in Blantyre under the pretext of hunting for blood suckers, Inspector General of the Malawi Police Services, Lexten Kachama told reporters on Friday.
[MFWA] There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths.
[Nation] President Kenyatta has ordered the setting up of a national heroes’ council.
[News24Wire] African National Congress MP and presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has denied media reports linking her to Gupta-associated businesses.
[allAfrica] President Jacob is living up to his title of Teflon president for his ability to survive no-confidence votes brought before Parliament by opposition parties.
[Nation] President Kenyatta on Friday led the nation in marking 53rd Mashujaa Day at Uhuru Park in the capital Nairobi.
[VOA] Senegal’s presidency is getting into the fact-checking business.
[Nation] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has been hit by an acute shortage of temporary staff in opposition strongholds with only 10 days to the presidential election.