[Premium Times] A Public Health Scientist, Suzanne Bell on Thursday said the abortion rate by women of reproductive age in Nigeria has risen between 1.8 and 2.7 million.
[ISS] Despite – or is it perhaps because of – increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment that certain parts of the country’s drug laws are inconsistent with the right to privacy. Adults are now allowed to use, possess or cultivate cannabis in private for their own personal consumption.
[Deutsche Welle] A country with no political parties and an absolute monarch, critics have called eSwatini’s elections a sham. Authorities claim the polls “preserve its very rich cultures and traditions.”
[The Herald] The Ambrose Mutinhiri-led National Patriotic Front has disbanded and its officials are rejoining Zanu-PF after realising that the events that led to the removal of the Robert Mugabe-led government in November last year were in the best interests of the country.
[The Herald] Acting President Kembo Mohadi has described the tourism industry as a key building bloc towards Zimbabwe’s vision to become a middle income economy by 2030 and called for increased youth participation in the sector.
[The Herald] Cases of suspected cholera are beginning to decline in Harare following massive interventions put in place by the Government and its partners, Harare City acting health director Dr Clemence Duri has said.
[The Herald] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said it was ready to help Zimbabwe craft a debt clearance strategy anchored on fundamental economic reforms. This comes after outgoing British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing made similar remarks on Tuesday that London was prepared to support an interim staff-monitored programme for Zimbabwe to quickly clear its obligations to international lenders and start accessing new funding.
[Nation] The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group remains a potent threat to security in the region, although its capacity to stage regular attacks in urban areas has been degraded.
[Nation] Detectives have taken fingerprints from the car suspected to have been used to ferry the kidnappers of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and Nation journalist Barrack Oduor.