[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli commended Mbeya Regional Commissioner Mr Albert Chalamila for suspending 392 students after two dormitories at Kiwanja Secondary School were gutted down by fire.
[Deutsche Welle] When it comes to fighting the Ebola outbreak, the German foreign minister had a straightfoward message for DRC President Felix Tshisekedi. Fabian von der Mark reports from Kinshasa.
[The Herald] China stands with Africa in calling for the “immediate and unconditional” removal of all illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Western countries, Beijing’s Ambassador to Harare Mr Guo Shaochun has said.
[The New Humanitarian] ‘The new plan comes with a serious political price.’
[News24Wire] Another strong tropical cyclone is heading for the south-east coast of Africa and it is expected to make landfall on Thursday.
[allAfrica] “My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West
[CPJ] Nairobi -The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed deep concern about a one-year suspension imposed by a Somaliland court on the privately owned Foore newspaper, and called on authorities to drop the charges on appeal.
[Monitor] Sheema -The government has pledged to enrol more older persons on Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) scheme, provide the relevant drugs and medicines and possibly have them represented in parliament.
[UN News] Weapon-toting intruders at a hospital in war torn Central African Republic (CAR) drew grave condemnation from the United Nations humanitarian coordinator on the ground, calling it “an outrageous violation of international humanitarian law.”
[Namibian] Africa’s rhino population figures are at a critical all-time low. In 2015, Cites reported that only about 19 000 – 21 000 white rhinos and 5 000 – 5 500 black rhinos remain in Africa.