Across the 54 Countries in Africa, these are the 5 top stories you may have missed:
Princess Diana remembered in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe and some of the organisations in the Southern African nation, on the eve of what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday, are remembering her for the life and love she lived – Africa News reports
Diana, Princess of Wales, offered hope of a better future to some of the people whose lives she touched during her global travels. However, her untimely death in 1997 brought that to an end.
One such place that remembered her on Thursday 1st of July, is an old people’s home in Zimbabwe run by the Society for the Destitute Aged in Highfield Township in the capital, Harare.
Ivory Coast: Court jails 10 for Child Trafficking
An Ivory Coast on Wednesday, 30th of June, sentenced 10 people guilty of child trafficking to 10 years in jail – Reuters Africa reports
The verdict is part of efforts to clamp down on organised networks that smuggle children to work in cocoa plantations.
Ivory Coast is the world’s top cocoa producer with the companies that buy its cocoa facing international pressure to tackle child labour and put measures in place to guarantee sustainable farming.