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
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 University recognized by law – Niger
Niger condemns the National Universties Commission’s directive that Nigerians stop patronising the school.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.