WHO convenes emergency meeting as Ebola spreads in Congo
So far 23 people have reportedly died from the disease in the country
Britain offers $100m loan to Zimbabwe, first in over 2 decades
The loan will be for up to three years and can be used for capital expenditure or working capital.
Burundians vote in controversial referendum on presidential term limits
Three international broadcasters, including the BBC, have been banned.
Congo Health Ministry warns of ‘new phase’ in Ebola outbreak
A case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka.
Kenya President signs controversial social media bill into law
Critics say the law could criminalise free speech.
South Africa to implement national minimum wage in spite of opposition – Minister
Trade unions have lambasted the NMW which they label as “slavery wage.”
Blind Zimbabwean sues electoral body over ballot papers
The blind voter is asking the court to compel the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to provide ballot papers in Braille
Trial of white farmer who forced black to eat faeces opens in South Africa
Harry Leicester, as well as his wife and son, faces possible charges of kidnapping and attempted murder
Trial of white farmer who allegedly forced black to eat faeces begins in SA court
“It is alleged that the farm in question has been the site of continuous human rights violations.”
Kenyan medical union decries plan by government to import Cuban doctors
President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed to the deal to hire the doctors in 2017
Libya to return bodies of 20 beheaded Egyptian Christians
The Coptic Christians were beheaded on a beach in February 2015.
South Africa police confirm explosive device found at mosque
The mosque had earlier been attacked with one person killed.
UN, rights groups mount pressure on Sudan to pardon teen bride for killing “rapist” husband
An Islamic court sentenced her to death.
British tourists abducted in Congolese Wildlife Park
Political instability in the country has caused rising violence in the province of North Kivu, where the park is located.
Gambia begins selling off Jammeh’s luxury cars, planes amid mounting debt
Investigators have also sought to establish what wealth Jammeh may have stashed abroad.
South Africa police probe “extremism” element in mosque attack
The victim who died had his throat cut.
One killed as armed persons attack worshippers in South African mosque
The attackers slit the throat of three worshippers.
Why Lake Chad Basin governors’ forum was established — UNDP
The governors affirm commitment to use the platform to promote dialogue and regional stabilisation.
Death toll from burst Kenya dam rises to 32: Interior ministry
Even before the dam-burst, rains had killed 132.
Kenya Flood: 132 killed, 222,000 displaced – Official
The East African nation has been experiencing unprecedented flooding in recent days.