1. Ethiopian dam engineer Simegnew Bekele’s funeral draws thousands
Ethiopian police have fired tear gas to keep back thousands of people who gathered to pay their final respects to the chief engineer of a controversial dam project.
Simegnew Bekele was found shot dead in the capital Addis Ababa on last Thursday.
It is not clear if his death was connected to the $4bn (£3bn) Grand Renaissance Dam project.
Mr Simegnew’s death prompted an outpouring of grief. Hundreds packed a cathedral, with thousands more outside.
2. Tour de France: Geraint Thomas wins as Chris Froome finishes third
The Team Sky rider, 32, follows Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2012 and four-time Tour champion Chris Froome as Britain celebrates a sixth win in seven years.
Alexander Kristoff won the final sprint finish on the Champs-Elysees as Thomas crossed the line arm-in-arm with Froome after three weeks of racing.
He beat Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by one minute 51 seconds, with Froome third.
3. Zimbabwe election: Mugabe refuses to back successor Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe’s ex-president Robert Mugabe says he will not vote for his successor and former ally in Monday’s elections.
Speaking from his home in the capital, Harare, on Sunday, the former president again said he had been “sacked” as part of a military coup and that he left office in order to “avoid conflict”.
“I hope the choice of voting tomorrow will throw, thrust away the military government and bring us back to constitutionality,” he said.
4. New York Times tells Trump: Don’t call reporters enemies of the people
The publisher of the New York Times has urged President Donald Trump not to continue labelling reporters “enemies of the people”, saying it could “lead to violence” against the media.
AG Sulzberger made the details of their off-the-record meeting public after Mr Trump tweeted about it.
In his initial tweet, the president said it had been a “very good” meeting.
But he later accused media of putting people’s lives at risk through their reporting.
5. Carl Ikeme in Nigeria’s future coaching plans
Carl Ikeme is set to be offered a role on Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr’s back-room staff after announcing his retirement at the age of 32.
The Nigeria international was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, but announced he was in “complete remission” after “a tough year and intense chemotherapy” in June.
“The NFF will find the resources to send Carl Ikeme on a coaching course, and afterwards absorb him into the technical crew of the Super Eagles,” NFF general secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, said in a statement.
“That is the least we can do for such a dedicated patriot. “