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FRANCE/AFRICA: A lawyer says former French President Jacques Chirac and a former prime minister received some $20 million in illegal cash from West African leaders.
FRANCE/RWANDA/AFRICA: President Paul Kagame is on a first visit by a Rwandan president to Paris since the east African country's 1994 genocide, in the latest mark of warming bilateral ties after strong disagreements over Paris' questionable role in the killings. The visit to France comes amid another controversy - new allegations (published Sunday) that former French President Jacques Chirac and prime Minister Dominique de Villepen accepted 'briefcases of money' from African leaders to finance election campaigns.
KENYA EXPLOSION: Witnesses in Kenya say dozens of people have been killed by a gasoline pipeline explosion in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.
SOUTH AFRICA/POLITICS: A South African court has found the head of the ruling party's youth league guilty of hate speech, for singing a song whose lyrics mean "shoot the white farmer."
WHO/DISEASE: The World Health Organization is releasing a new global report, which features never-released information about the non-communicable diseases situation in 193 countries. This includes details of what proportion of each country's deaths are due to diseases such as cancer, heart and lung diseases, and diabetes.
UN/HORN OF AFRICA: At the opening of a three-week session of the Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay describes the impact the food crisis is having on the Horn of Africa. She says the deliberate obstruction of human rights is worsening the desperate condition of millions of people. Pillay deals with other human rights issues around the world. She says the 9/11 observances highlights the fact that measures to combat terrorism, which have little regard for human rights, often serve to perpetuate cycles of violence and retribution. She cites cases of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
WEST AFRICA CHOLERA: International aid workers say West and Central Africa are in the grips of a regional cholera epidemic that has been aggravated by heavy rains and flooding. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says more than 37,000 cases have been reported in Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Mali.
CAMEROON/VOTE: Election authorities in Cameroon have disqualified half of the country's 51 presidential hopefuls ahead of the October 9th poll, prompting mild demonstrations this weekend outside the electoral commission. The Supreme Court now has two days to rule on contested cases.
ZANZIBAR/FERRY DISASTER: Zanzibar's police commissioner tells VOA his force is conducting an aerial search for bodies or survivors of the weekend's ferry disaster and is looking into reports that the ferry was overcrowded when it sank Saturday near Zanzibar.
SAF COURTS: In a decision likely to be appealed, the High Court has ruled the singing of a song "Dubhul' ibhunu" - literally translated as "Shoot the boer" often sung by Julius Malema, president of the African National Congress Youth League is hate speech and ordered that it no longer be sung.