[IRIN] Harare -At the ripe old age of 93, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s long-serving president, has offered himself as the candidate to lead his ruling ZANU-PF party in elections next year.
[East African] Five students and a security guard were shot dead early Saturday morning at a secondary school in Turkana County in northwestern Kenya.
[Times of Zambia] More cholera cases have been reported in Lusaka with the Ministry of Health placing the city on high alert.
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly drawn criticism from health and political activists after she allegedly donated used underwear to Zanu-PF party supporters in the eastern border city of Mutare.
[The Herald] It’s not about a gleaming waiting room, with tiled floors, aircon, mounted televisions, beautiful furniture, portraits, magazines, coffee mixers and chilled water dispensers. It’s not about custom beds, cabinets and glass panelled waiting rooms with expensive lighting.
[Nation] A two-year-old grandson of the late Nyeri governor Nderitu Gachagua has died after being mauled by dogs in Ring Road Estate in Nyeri Town.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Goma -”I don’t remember anything from what happened later in that day. I was raped, I got pregnant and now here is my baby”
[Radio Dabanga] Darfur / Eastern Sudan -At least 18 cholera patients died in Darfur and Blue Nile state last week. Dozens of new cases were recorded.
[The Conversation Africa] In the last decade, the survival rates for most types of cancer in children have improved in developed countries. Up to 80% of the patients survive, thanks to early diagnosis, timely treatment and advances in medicine.
[Al Jazeera] A tense calm prevailed on Saturday in this stronghold of defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga, a day after his defeat to incumbent President Uharu Kenyatta was officially announced.