[VOA] Residents of Somalia’s capital have developed an exceptional state of resilience over the years. They had to, given how often Mogadishu sees deadly warfare involving Islamist militants, troops from five African countries, and assorted government forces.
[Deutsche Welle] A cargo plane has crashed near the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, killing four and injuring six. Moldovans and French nationals were on board.
[East African] A vehicle exploded at a busy road junction in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and wounding many others, police said.
[The Herald] Government has assured the nation that the country has enough stocks of anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), with the available supplies enough to last the next 10 months. Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa allayed fears that Zimbabwe might run out of the life-prolonging drugs last Friday after touring the construction site of a new NatPharm provincial warehouse in Masvingo
[VOA] For the first time in more than 30 years, thousands of residents and fans watched a nighttime soccer match in Mogadishu, often described as the world’s most dangerous capital.
[Addis Standard] On left side in the middle of the long stretch from Arat Kilo Square (otherwise known as ‘Victory Square’) down to Mesqel Square, lays the age-old Menilik II Palace (The residence of the prime minister) and one of the most protected and secured places in the country. On the other side of the same road, a large plot of land fenced with green and yellow corrugated iron lays idle. Covered by the fences is an area famously known as Fit Ber (Front Gate), where thousands of the city’s poor lived for as long as 5
[News24Wire] Cape Town’s Granger Bay, Hout Bay and Dido Bay may soon be home to three proposed new desalination plants that the city intends commissioning to make extra drinking water for its residents and visitors, according to tender documents issued this week.
[Ethiopian Herald] Gandhi Hospital has opened the first Maternal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the country.
[The Conversation Africa] When you think of the world’s bicycle friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn’t feature.
[Nyasa Times] Prisoners in Karonga feel unsafe and are at kept at seriously overcrowded degrading inhuman and life threatening conditions, officials have confirmed.