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Shekau no longer lead Boko Haram, says Chad’s President, Idriss Deby

The Chadian leader says the sect will be defeated before the end of the year

US ‘strongly’ condemns Borno market attack

At least 20 traders were killed in Tuesday’s attack.

ISIS militants abduct 230 people in central Syria

Women, children and Christians were abducted.

Zimbabwe postpones trial of ‘conspirator’ in Cecil the lion killing

An American dentist killed a rare black manned lion called Cecil.

South Africa’s rand hits 14-year low as economy struggles

The move partly reflected a stronger dollar after a U.S. Fed official expressed support for an interest rate hike in September.

Zimbabwe demands extradition of U.S. dentist who killed lion

The UN passed its first-ever resolution on wildlife crime on Thursday.

Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN)

Maryam Abacha University recognized by law – Niger

Niger condemns the National Universties Commission’s directive that Nigerians stop patronising the school.

Court postpones Al Jazeera journalists hearing

Al Jazeera demands an end to the trial.

Niger Republic strips opposition parliamentary leader of immunity

A government official says the removal of Mr. Seidou’s immunity was requested by President Issoufou’s government.

Zimbabwean duo in court over killing of Cecil the lion

Edward Bourke, Chairman of the Australia-based Saving the Lion Foundation, says Cecil’s death showed the dangers of legal hunting.

In Egypt, verdict expected in trial of Al-Jazeera journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the charges and calls on Egyptian authorities to stop legally harassing journalists.

World Bank lends Niger $37m to fight malaria

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger will benefit from the funds.

Barack Obama

Obama warns world leaders to change their attitude towards Africa

Mr. Obama pledged America’s help to Africa.

EU assures Nigeria, others of support in fight against Book Haram

The EU commended President Buhari for visiting other countries affected by Boko Haram

Gadaffi’s son, Saif al-Islam, sentenced to death

Former head of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, and former PM Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, were also sentenced to death.

ISIS militants kill 120, capture 350 people in Iraq

The victims, some of whom had been held hostage by the IS for months, were executed by gunshots to the head.

Union decries killing of Nigerian in South Africa

Police deny killing the Nigerian.

UN: At least 250,000 children risk worsening nutrition

The UN said that South Sudan needs 230 million dollars in international aid or will face the worst starvation in Africa since the 1980s.

Iran President, Hassan Rowhani

Nuclear deal a great defeat for Israel — Iran

Iran agreed to a deal with six world powers to curb sensitive nuclear activities in return for lifting of sanctions.

Greece to receive 7.16 bn euros bridging loan on Monday

The EU says it would probably take a `few weeks’ to finalise a third bailout programme for Greece.

Egypt: 6 killed as Muslim Brotherhood members, Cairo residents clash

Three people were wounded in the clashes.

El Chapo jailbreak: Mexico intelligence police chief fired

The head of the prison where El Chapo escaped from was also fired.

Ebola patients receiving treatment

Liberia confirms new Ebola case as outbreak spreads

Ebola resurfaced in the country in June.

After Iran nuclear deal, U.S. says ready to negotiate with North Korea

Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., reached an agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear capability while lifting economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern country.

Obama, Iranian president react to nuclear deal

Iran says its will honour the agreement if other parties do same.