Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR

** There is a heavy police presence on Zimbabwean streets as more violence is expected on day two of the national shutdown....................

** The United Nations says it remains ready to assist in mediation if all political sides in the Democratic Republic of Congo request such an intervention................

** and....... South Africa is urging other African countries to assist South Sudan to fully implement the revitalized peace agreement that it signed in September 2018...............

** in business news........Banks, schools and businesses remain shut in Zimbabwe - a day after deadly protests erupted over economic hardship and a sharp increase in the price of fuel............

** and in sports news...........Amajita begin preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations................
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