Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR

** Abductions of Zimbabwean activists escalate. .................

** South Africa's former President Thabo Mbeki has given a moving tribute on the life and times of the late former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. .................

** and........Rwanda and Uganda have agreed to resolve issues that have strained bilateral relations in recent months..................

in business news........*Kenya is hosting an international aviation forum that is being attended by more than one hundred airline officials from across the globe............

** and in sports news...........South African rugby coach has announced an unchanged Springbok line-up for their World Cup opener............