Here’s Beatrice Marshall with our news bulletin at this hour. Some of the news making headlines include:-
South Sudan president Salva Kiir says he is open to a face-to-face meeting with Riek Machar if it will speed up implementation of the peace deal both sides signed last year. The formation of a transitional government in South Sudan is set for November.
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari could finally name his cabinet members this week.
Buhari was reelected four months ago but Nigeria has been without a cabinet since Buhari’s first-term ministers resigned in May.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Senegal Lions of Teranga are in the AFCON semi-finals.
Senegal advanced by beating Benin 1-0. Nigeria kicked South Africa from the competition with a 2-1 win.
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