Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY AT THIS HOUR

** A top United Nations official has told the Security Council that there are good grounds for hope and optimism in Africa's Great Lakes region..................

** The future of South Africa's main opposition party leader,Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance hangs in the balance.....................

** and........according to the United Nations the main challenge to the right to education worldwide is a shortage trained and qualified teachers........

in business news........South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says there should be more business and trade relations between Nigeria and South Africa...

** and in sports news...........South African football action paves way for national team focus as the FIFA break kicks offs............