[Nairobi News] Embattled elections boss Ezra Chiloba is to take a three-week break and will be away during Thursday’s repeat presidential election.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -According to Ministry of Health, between seven to eight women die every day as a result of cervical cancer and it’s the third leading cause of deaths in the country after infectious and cardiovascular diseases.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Addis Ababa -”I have no job here in Ethiopia. I want to build my home but I can’t because my family has used all the money.
[Nation] Thirty-seven people died due to post-election violence between August 9 and 15, the national rights defender says.
[New Zimbabwe] The Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) has called for the setting up of a parliamentary taskforce to investigate allegations of institutionalised tribalism in the country.
[Times of Zambia] Lusaka is facing a sanitation crisis which has contributed to the loss of lives, the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) has warned.
[HRW] “Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.
[VOA] Thousands of migrants desperate to get to Europe are being held in detention centers across Libya. Some are run by foreign aid agencies, others by the myriad armed groups vying for power and money.
[Iwacu] After a period of decline, girls and women trafficking to Gulf countries has been intensifying since the last few days. Minors also try to return to Tanzania through Ruyigi and Cankuzo provinces.
[East African] South Sudan army admitted killing the US journalist while in combat with rebels in Kaya town near the border with Uganda.