Residents of Atteridgeville  protest against the ANC’s announcement that Thoko Didiza is its mayoral candidate for Tshwane in the upcoming local government elections to be held on August 3. Picture: THE TIMES/SIZWE NDINGANE
Residents of Atteridgeville protest against the ANC’s announcement that Thoko Didiza is its mayoral candidate for Tshwane in the upcoming local government elections to be held on August 3. Picture: THE TIMES/SIZWE NDINGANE
Campaigners who support Britain’s membership of the EU hold placards for
Campaigners who support Britain’s membership of the EU hold placards for "Britain Stronger in Europe" in London ahead of a referendum. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JUSTIN TALLIS
Leader of the People’s Party and Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy greets supporters during a campaign meeting in Malaga ahead of the June 26 election. Spain is holding its second elections in six months. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JORGE GUERRERO
Leader of the People’s Party and Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy greets supporters during a campaign meeting in Malaga ahead of the June 26 election. Spain is holding its second elections in six months. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/JORGE GUERRERO
Joice Mujuru. Picture: Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ZINYANGE AUNTONY
Joice Mujuru. Picture: Picture: GALLO IMAGES/AFP/ZINYANGE AUNTONY

AFRICA

• The Nigerian government brokers a one-month ceasefire with groups that have destroyed oil pipelines in the Niger Delta.

• Zimbabwe limits imports of goods such as jam and synthetic hair (weaves). The cash-strapped government also delays paying military and police salaries by two weeks.

• A yellow fever epidemic breaks out in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

• Tunisia extends by a month a state of emergency in place since November following a series of attacks.

• A court judgment reverses an Egyptian government decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

• The US supreme court rejects an appeal by South Africans to revive apartheid claims against Ford and IBM.

ABROAD

• The US Senate rejects plans to tighten gun controls, including restricting weapon sales to people on terror watch lists.

• The EU extends the energy, financial and defence sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine until January 2017.

• The head of a Chinese village which held a revolt in 2011 over corruption admits taking bribes, but some say his confession was forced.

• Venezuelan opposition supporters call for a poll to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

• India announces an overhaul of its foreign ownership rules to attract investment.

• Indonesia defends opening fire on Chinese sailors to stop illegal fishing.

• Greece secures €7bn in bailout funds after a review of economic reforms.

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