[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.
[UN News] The Security Council on Friday narrowly passed a measure aimed at stopping the flow of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, with those Members in favour saying it would protect civilians, while abstainers voiced concerns that it would undermine the ongoing peace process in the world’s youngest country.
[Guardian] Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.
[Deutsche Welle] Government troops and rebel forces have agreed to withdraw from urban areas.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Mahmoud Mahdi, has reported that this year there have been 3,000 cases of child molestation in Khartoum state alone.
[UN News] PSince South Sudan became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of the 3.4 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday.
[Africa Portal] President Emmerson Mnangagwa literally looms large above the bustling streets of Harare: his smiling face beams down from giant billboards all over the city.
[Swazi Media] The first-ever LGBTI Pride parade to be held in the deeply conservative kingdom of Swaziland / Eswatini took place on Saturday (30 June 2018). About 500 people took part in a march.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that the business as usual approach by the African Union has to change as the continent seeks transformation.
[Nation] Ministers in charge of implementing the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan have until September to conclude financing agreements for construction of Standard Gauge Railway in the region.