‘Barea’, who take their nickname from a breed of local cattle, play DR Congo on Sunday for a place in the semi-final.
Official inflation is at nearly 100 percent while supplies of essentials such as bread, medicine and petrol regularly run short. Power cuts often last 19 hours a day.
The official SUNA news agency quoted a health ministry official saying seven people were killed.
The government of the country claims that it has to cull, but evidence shows not.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of the Transitional Military Council laid the blame for the injuries and death on ‘infiltrators’ who wanted to ‘jeopardise progress’. 

Protester dies after being shot at banned DR Congo march

Police and organisers say the protest was in the eastern DR Congo city of Goma.

Sudan protest group calls for march on presidential palace

This despite a heavy security deployment as thousands of demonstrators rallied against the generals in a mass rally demanding civilian rule.

Mass protests for civilian rule rock Sudan

Police fired tear gas in Khartoum, Sudan, amid international calls for restraint to avoid a new deadly crackdown.

Power cuts add to Zimbabwe’s mounting woes

Power is often only available for a few hours in the middle of the night.

Eskom has not received payment from Zimbabwe

This has seen Zimbabwe experience increased load shedding.

11 dead in Mozambique insurgent attack near Tanzania border

A customs official at the nearby Namoto border post said the villagers had tried to fight back using sticks and axes.

Nigerian citizens lose confidence in government after hundreds killed in May attacks

Several attacks from insurgents, bandits, cultists and herdsmen, among others, have left 310 citizens dead and many injured.

Libyan families launch lawsuit against renegade general with American citizenship

The lawsuits call for financial compensations of about $100 million in punitive damages.

Tunisian president hospitalised as suicide bombs strike capital

Shortly before the president’s hospitalisation at a military hospital in Tunis was announced, twin suicide blasts rocked the capital, killing a policeman and injuring civilians. 

CPJ calls for charges to be dropped against Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

The prosecution in the ongoing case has requested that as many as six individuals – expected to testify against Abiri – be granted anonymity.

Mass arrests in Ethiopia after coup bid

Internet services were partially restored across Ethiopia on Thursday after a near-total blackout for the past five days.

SA eager to preserve good ties with Mozambique after shooting

The army is not able to disclose yet whether the shooting happened on South African or Mozambican soil.

Sudanese protesters plan fresh mass marches to mark anniversary of Bashir’s coup

The marches are also aimed at pressuring the military junta to hand over power to civilians.

16 dead in crush at Madagascar independence day rally

In September 2018, a deadly crush killed one person and injured 30 at the same stadium during a football match between Madagascar and Senegal.




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