Africa today at a glance

Mali emergency state

Mali extends by 10 days a state of emergency that has been in force almost non-stop for 17 months

Kenya party primaries

Political parties in Kenya continue the nomination of their candidates for the various positions in the August 8 General Election

US official visits Egypt

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis travels to Egypt, where he will meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as part of a Middle East tour that has been dominated by mounting rhetoric against Iran.

Nigerian charged in US

Nigerian journalist and former UN employee Abdullahi Shuaibu charged in New York with robbing or attempting to rob four Manhattan banks during his lunch breaks. 

Abuja probes spy agency

Nigeria probes sacked head of the National Intelligence Agency Ayo Okeo over $43m cash find.

Reprieve for Cameroon clergy

Cameroon court indefinitely adjourns a case against Roman Catholic bishops linked to the linguistic divide protests in the country.

Comment on the misuse of the Nelson Mandela funeral funds

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