South Africa: Stuart Baxter Calls it Quits as Bafana Bafana Coach

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Stuart Baxter has officially announced his resignation as Bafana Bafana coach, IOL reports. The 65-year-old made the statement after calling for an urgent press conference, saying he felt compelled to leave the team as it would enter a new cycle which included the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup Qualifiers.

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Learn the law, hope for freedom

ASENIOR POLICEMANin Kenya was recently sentenced to death for torturing and killing a prisoner who had been brought into a police station near Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, after drunkenly brawling with his wife. The policeman had thrashed him with a metal pipe, dunked his head in a drum of water and then, after the man had died, claimed he had been beaten by another prisoner, who was initially charged with the murder.

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Kenya: Court Halts Building of Coal Plant on Coast

[VOA] A Kenyan court has halted construction of what would be the country’s first coal plant.  The National Environment Tribunal found the process of awarding a license for the plant was irregular and lacked effective public participation.  Environmentalists had gone to court opposing the plant, which they said is unnecessary.

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South Africa: HIV and AIDS – ‘We Need to Involve Men in Discussions Around Sexual Violence’

[allAfrica] Durban -Ahead of the 9th SA AIDS Conference, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) shared their success with its ‘Bending the Curves’ project.  Started in 2011 before the 90-90-90 targets were set by UNAIDS, it aims to bend the curves of new HIV infections, HIV-related illnesses and deaths. Findings from a follow-up survey of the community-based HIV/TB project in Eshowe, KwaZulu Natal, shows that the project has achieved the UNAIDS targets of 90-90-90 one year ahead of the 2020 deadline.

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Trump Heights, Binyamin Netanyahu’s tribute to America’s president

IF THE PAST is any guide, there is nothing Donald Trump likes more than seeing his name in big gold letters on a real-estate project. Predictably, then, America’s president was pleased when Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, unveiled the gilded sign for Trump Heights (pictured) on June 16th.

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Tanzania’s president loves mega-projects. Careful planning, less so

LIKE ISAIAH BERLIN’S hedgehogs, who knew one big thing, John Magufuli, Tanzania’s president, sees economic growth through a single prism: the state, and the state alone, delivers prosperity. Cash has been poured into Air Tanzania, the loss-making state-owned airline, which has recently bought half-a-dozen new planes, including a Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Zimbabwe: No Immediate End to Load-Shedding – Chasi

[Zimbabwe Independent] ENERGY minister Fortune Chasi (FC) took his oath of office this week, promising to tackle the electricity crisis head-on. His appointment comes at a time power utility Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) has embarked on crippling load-shedding amid dwindling water levels at Kariba Dam, while regional power suppliers like Eskom are threatening to cut Zimbabwe off, owing to a US$83 million debt

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