[Vanguard] Eighteen people have been killed in a brutal attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday.

[New Zimbabwe] Eminent global personalities visiting Zimbabwe have expressed shock at the attacks, especially from opposition forces and activists, aimed at Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba.

[Radio Dabanga] Buram -Security officers held an anti-gold mining activist in Buram in South Darfur on Thursday. They also summoned four community leaders to their offices.

[Radio Dabanga] Tawila -A villager was killed in a raid on Tamra village in North Darfur's Tawila locality on Thursday.

[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -The Sudan Liberation Movement under the leadership of Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) claims its combatants attacked a convoy of army troops and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces near Golo in Jebel Marra on Thursday.

[New Zimbabwe] Angolan President Joao Manuel Goncalves has dispatching his foreign affairs minister to Zimbabwe to assess the situation in the country ahead of the watershed July 30 elections.

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -The Elders on Saturday wrapped up their three-day visit to Zimbabwe ahead of the July 30 visit and urged mature political campaigning devoid of hate speech as the poll nears.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Former Finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing a plethora of criminal cases involving corruption, fraud and criminal nuisance, has been granted temporary reprieve after the High Court granted an order for an indefinite stay of his prosecution.

[Zimbabwe Standard] My Dear People,I am sure by now, the news has reached you that all efforts are being made to make sure that I return to rule you as your first vice-president.

[Leadership] Bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency has traded above $7,400, posting an 11 per cent jump just as the digital currency market added $25 billion to reach a market valuation of $297 billion.

[Guardian] Sterling Bank may not be the most popular bank in Nigeria. But on Saturday, it crept into the consciousness of many Nigerians, perhaps, potential customers, all thanks to a tweet, which has since gone viral.

[Citizen] Mirerani -Residents of Mirerani Town in Simanjiro District have requested the government to allow them to pass through the main gate of the tanzanite enclosure wall so they could go to carry out their mining activities.

[Vanguard] An accident involving the motorcade of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalong has led to the death of one person while 20 others sustained various degree of injuries.

[The Herald] Cde Simon Khaya Moyo is still and remains the party's Secretary for Information and Publicity and party spokesperson, contrary to a statement issued on Thursday, Zanu-PF director of administration Cde Dickson Dzora said yesterday.

[Vanguard] Former Nigerian Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd) has expressed fear that the unending killings in parts of the country was taking a religious dimension warning that if the authorities failed to stem the tide the the country could descend into a religious war.

[Vanguard] The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged Nigerians in the diaspora not to believe everything they read on

[The Herald] Wife of billionaire businessman Strive Masiyiwa, Tsitsi, was busy as usual on twitter, tweeting her "inspirational" tweets, pushing her developmental agenda amongst her largely youthful; and tech savvy followers and chirping happily,

[New Zimbabwe] Former cabinet minister Samuel Undenge was sent to Chikurubi maximum security prison on Friday as his lawyer vowed to appeal at High Court his conviction for fraud.

[Monitor] Kampala -Crested Cranes are high in spirit after beating Kenya in the opener of this year's Cecafa Women Championship on Thursday in Kigali.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The administrative authorities of Luanda province on Friday approved the proposal for the Angolan capital of the General State Budget for 2019, worth 193 billion kwanzas.

[News24Wire] Several train carriages caught alight at the Cape Town railway station on Saturday afternoon.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The remains of Angolan journalist and translator, Mpasi Zamoko Miguel, who died on Wednesday, in Luanda, were buried in the Benfica cemetery on Saturday.

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -A stay lion believed to have escaped from Lwangwa Game Reserve in Zambia is reported to have attacked and seriously injured three people of Kasisi Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Mwaulambia in Chitipa District.

[News24Wire] Natal ANC's eighth provincial elective conference has elected a new top leadership after a shaky start to its highly-anticipated conference.

[Vanguard] Jos-The popular Terminus market that was previous destroyed in some years back by an alleged bomb explosion from Boko Haram terrorist has again been razzed down by Fire on Saturday.

[Daily Trust] Jos -No fewer than 217 temporary shops were burnt at Terminus Main Market of Jos North Local government area of Plateau state.

[Vanguard] Lafia -Commuters traveling through Lafia- Akwanga Federal Highway linking North--East parts of the country were yesterday left stranded for several hours, following the triennial rain fall that flooded the highway making it impossible for vehicular movement within Lafia Akwanga road.

[Daily Trust] The police have confirmed the arrest of 117 persons suspected to be connected with the recent killings in parts of Zamfara state.

[Nairobi News] Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech is the new women's World 3,000m steeplechase record holder. Chepkoech staged a bristling and elegant solo run to set the new World Record clocking 8 minutes 44.32 seconds to win the race in Monaco on Friday night.

[Vanguard] Mysterious fire in the wee hours of Saturday razed over 200 shops erected on the rubble of the earlier burnt Jos main market; causing the affected traders financial setback which would take some time to recover from.

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