Africa Midday

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±57 min episodes every 2 days  | 
*South Africa's crime crisis likened  to a low-intensity civil war
*The government in Sudan and two rebel movements sign a peace declaration ahead of planned peace talks
*And Tunisia gears up for its highly  anticipated presidential election on Sunday
*In business news: The World Bank approves a 450-million-US-dollar loan to Tanzania
*And in sports news: Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen to receive  gold and silver medals  eight years late

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TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR

*** The body of the former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, to lie in state at Rufaro stadium in the capital Harare....

...South Sudan rival leaders agree to form a unity government in November....

** and Western Kenya to launch a pilot test for a malaria vaccine ... .

*****In business news...Zimbabwe's Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube establishes a Monetary Policy Committee, in a bid to stabilise an economy in freefall.....
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** And in sports news..........South Africas cricket team ..the Proteas receive warm reception in India's DHARAMSHALA.......
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** Cameroonian President Paul Biya orders the country's prime minister to engage in an inclusive dialogue to discuss problems that are tearing the central African state apart...

** Sierra Leone becomes the latest country to announce a new policy that gives visas on arrival for all African nationals and other selected citizens from across the world...

** and South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority issues warrants of arrest for two of the four alleged murderers of former Rwandan Head of intelligence Colonel Patrick Karegeya....

*****In business news.....Namibia will host the artificial intelligence conference in May next year, a move to enable the country to brace for the fourth Industrial Revolution...

** And in sports news...........South African national under 23 team qualifies for Egypts 2019 tournament.....
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****The body of the late former President Robert Mugabe will lie in State in two stadiums from Thursday this week ahead of his burial at the Heroes Acre on Sunday....

** Nigerians living in Cameroon call on their government and their host country to come to their rescue after at least 20 of them are said to have died .....

** *Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. .................

in business news........The Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC, says despite the ongoing violence against foreign nationals in South Africa, the trade relations between the two countries remains strong...
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** and in sports news...........South African city of Cape Town is geared up for Davis Cup action this weekend.......
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**South African police maintain a heavy presence in the Johannesburg central district following a spate of violence in last night ...........................

** The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, releases a saddening report on the Central African nation....................

** and The World Health Organization has warned that the intensity of the Ebola transmission in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri provinces remains substantial. . .................

in business news........The Government of Liberia has identified the agriculture sector as an area of prospects for job creation in the country....

** and in sports news...........South African cricketer Kagiso Rabada says the India tour is a challenge.............
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** Former President of Zimbabwe - Robert Mugabe has died aged ninety-five...........................

** Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdouk has announced the country's new cabine...................

** and........scientists researching the Greenland ice sheet say this summer's melting has been one of the most severe on record...................





in business news........ South African Reserve Bank Governor, Lesetja Kganyago says central banks on the continent are working together to harmonise their payment systems ahead of the roll-out of the Continental Free Trade Agreement next year...

** and in sports news........... Madagascar call off Bafana bafana clash........
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** The African Union has urged the South African government to ensure that violence against African nationals is stopped..............

** villagers around Meiganga - a northern Cameroon town - have taken to the streets asking Chinese gold miners to stop destroying their environment...................

** and........Zimbabwe is likely going to experience yet another drought during the 2019/2020 rainy season...................





in business news........ Impala Platinum delays cutting thousands of jobs and closing some capacity at its main South African mine due to operational improvements and higher commodity prices..................

** and in sports news...........Springboks take on Japan in preparing for the upcoming World Cup......
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** The Centre for the study of Violence and Reconciliation in South Africa says violence in the country is spiralling out of control ..............

** Reports suggest that one in three young people in 30 countries have been a victim of online bullying................

** and........a new indigenous forest is being planted in the Garden Route as part of Arbor Week here in South Africa..................




in business news........South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has told potential investors that South Africa is poised to be amongst top 50 best investment destinations in the world...

** and in sports news...........Bafana friendly with Zambia cancelled........
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** Three rebel movements in South Sudan have united with the express purpose of overthrowing the government of Salva Kiir in Juba ..............

** The severe drought plaguing South Africa has seen meat prices skyrocketing...............

** and........the triennial World Wildlife Conference concluded last week after adopting a list of decisions advancing the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife across the globe.................



in business news........Zimbabwe's public sector doctors have gone on strike after the government failed to meet their demand to have their wages benchmarked in the U.S. Dollar............

** and in sports news...........Banyana Banyana face off with Botswana in a must win Olympic qualifier........
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** The 2019/2020 school year in Cameroon has begun this Monday with the government determined to reopen at least four-thousand-and-five-hundred schools which were closed ..............

** The United Nations World Food Program is calling for additional funding for the Central African Republic...............

** and........experts on agriculture say digital technologies could be a game changer for Africa.................



in business news........experts on agriculture say digital technologies could be a game changer for Africa...........

** and in sports news...........South African Athletes take gold at 50km World Championships.....
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** Health officials in Uganda have confirmed the country's second case of Ebola.The Free State ..............

** There's a new trend in South Africa, which has seen more South Africans choosing alcohol-free beverages over those containing alcohol...............

** and........farmers in Kenya's arid areas, who have a long time not been able to access commercial bank loans because they are viewed to be too risky, will now benefit from insured loans..................




in business news........South Africa's largest trade federation is demanding that the Finance Minister withdraws the Draft economic Recovery Strategy he announced on Tuesday...........

** and in sports news...........Aphiwe Dyantyi charged with doping violation after 'B' sample tests positive..........
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TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR

** The Free State Provincial government in South Africa, paid nineteen-million US Dollars for work that was never done in a project meant to eradicate asbestos roofing in the province's townships..............

** The 28th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from the forth to the sixth of September................

** and........a young South African artist, Luke Rudman, uses plastic and other waste gathered from the ocean to make fashion garments..................




in business news........Zimbabwe cuts expenditure in social sectors such as health and education, in a bid to help boost its ailing economy........

** and in sports news...........Non-life insurers in Zimbabwe have reported total Gross Premium Written amounting to 131-point-6 million US Dollars for the quarter ended March, reflecting a 74-point-7 per cent increase from 75-point-3 million Dollars reported for the comparative period in 2018, driven by inflation..................

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