Nigeria:Super Eagles vs England – ‘Lots of Work Still to Be Done’

[Premium Times] With just 14 days to their opening match against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles and their enthusiastic fans were brought to earth as fellow Russia-bound England showed Gernot Rohr that he still has a lot of work to do to get the Eagles adequately ready for the World Cup.

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South Africa:Prophet Bushiri Wins Defamation Case

[Nyasa Times] South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) scored a giant legal victory on Tuesday when the Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, ruled in his favour that the organisers of Wednesday’s ‘False Prophets’ march should stop using the event to defame the name of the renowned man of God.

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Zimbabwe:Opposition Struggles to Recalibrate Itself for Elections

[Democracy Works] The death of opposition heavyweight Morgan Tsvangirai robbed Zimbabwe of the strongest challenger to Robert Mugabe for almost 20 years – and no successor will be able to emulate him fully. Mugabe has now gone, but Tsvangirai’s party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is bitterly divided.

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Nigeria:Google Ranks Nigeria in Top 3

[This Day] A recent research conducted by Google has showed a rapid increase in online search among Nigerians. The research study which ranked Nigeria among the top three countries of the world that spend quality time online in search of various goods and services, disclosed that Nigerians’ passion to go online is highest among Africa countries, surpassing South Africa and Kenya, and among top three countries globally.

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Tanzania:Punishment Won’t Stop Teen Pregnancies Cause ‘Bad Behaviour’ Isn’t the Cause

[The Conversation Africa] In Tanzania, if you’re a schoolgirl and fall pregnant, it could mean the end of your education. Even though successive governments have made a push for girls education, those that fall pregnant are routinely expelled from school, and prevented from returning. Most recently this punitive approach was taken to the extreme when school girls were arrested and may now be forced to testify in court as to who got them pregnant.

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Ethiopia:Ambitious Plan to Restore Forest Landscape Revealed

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has planned ambitious programs of forest landscape restoration to resuscitate more than 20 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes within the next 20 years, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change disclosed.

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