[East African] About 1.3 million adults in Kenya are living with HIV/Aids, an estimated 4.9 percent of those aged between 15 to 64 years old, according to a new survey.
[Nation] Ethiopia’s Ababel Brihane is the new world half marathon record holder.
[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan politics is often depicted as a battle between different ethnic “Big Men” who can mobilise their supporters with a click of their fingers. The ability of successive generations of the Kenyatta family to rally the support of the Kikuyu community, and of Odingas to command the loyalty of Luos, means that it is also seen to be dominated by a small number of dynasties – a Game of Thrones, if you will.
[News24Wire] The Department of Correctional Services is investigating apparent prison Facebook posts by two of the people sentenced for the murder and rape of Hannah Cornelius and the brutal attack on her fellow student, Cheslin Marsh.
[East African] Yaoundé -Outraged global organisations are demanding an independent investigation following killings in Cameroon’s English-speaking northwest region where government troops are deployed.
[Premium Times] As China continues to fight the scourge of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Chinese officials on Thursday confirmed that no Nigerian resident in China has contacted the disease.
[VOA] Juba -South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar appeared together in Juba on Thursday to say that after several previous failed attempts and missed deadlines to form a unity government, they have agreed to create a new, transitional government by Saturday.
[VOA] Johannesburg -Angolan activists say the recent “Luanda Leaks” investigation – which uncovered billions of dollars’ worth of unscrupulous business dealings that made the daughter of Angola’s longtime president, the richest woman in Africa – is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to corruption in the oil-rich African country.
[VOA] Geneva -United Nations investigators are accusing South Sudan’s government and opposition forces of deliberately starving and preventing millions of citizens from receiving access to basic life-saving services.
[The New Humanitarian] Centre-North Region, Burkina Faso -’Before, we were living together, there was no problem. But now they stood up against us.’