Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR

** Senior United Nations officials who have been in the Central African Republic to revive international efforts for lasting peace in the country, are expected to conclude their visit later today.................

** Communities in the Northeast of Nigeria are witnessing severe security challenges that could hinder a safe atmosphere for the upcoming Presidential election................

** and....... government workers in Zimbabwe have issued a 14-day ultimatum before they embark on a nationwide strike.......................

** in business news........Namibia suspends meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly-contagious foot and mouth disease...

** and in sports news...........Zubayr Hamza is relishing the opportunity of making his Test debut for the Proteas against Pakistan..........