[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The World Bank has finally approved the $500 million education loan that was delayed following pressure from civil society organisations which raised concerns over schoolgirls’ rights.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party youth have said the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) intends to rig the forthcoming fresh presidential elections and that they have uncovered evidence on their allegations.
[VOA] Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Tuesday declared an indefinite state of emergency effective after the southern African country recorded its first confirmed cases of coronavirus.
[AI London] Civilian casualties continue to mount from the US military’s secret air war in Somalia, with no justice or reparation for the victims of possible violations of international humanitarian law, Amnesty International warned as it released details of two more deadly air strikes so far this year.
[Daily Maverick] Professor Gita Ramjee, who recently returned from a trip to London, had been admitted to hospital with pneumonia.
[DW] Several African countries have opened diplomatic missions to Morocco in Western Sahara, a disputed area occupied by Rabat. This has been exacerbating the conflict in an already volatile region seeking independence.
[Nation] Infighting among the top leadership of Somali-based militia Al-Shabaab over finances is threatening to split the group, an intelligence report seen by the Nation shows.
[Monitor] President Museveni on Friday said four more people have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 18.
[Observer] The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) through its National Executive Committee has constituted a 20-person ‘Special Taskforce’ to fight the Coronavirus disease.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As policymakers respond to the pandemic and its fallout, they must also tackle the interrelated crises of wealth inequality, racism and ecological decline