[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s two major malaria prevention strategies – indoor residual spraying of homes in high transmission areas and the issuing of insecticide treated nets – have led to a significant reduction in malaria transmission.
[RFI] Jacob Zuma is to face corruption charges over a four-billion-euro arms deal. And French company Thales could find itself in the dock with the former South African president.
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda’s National Social Security Fund finally won the battle to retain its status as a mandatory scheme for all employees in informal and formal sectors as cabinet announced plans to withdraw the proposed liberalization bill from parliament.
[New Times] The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has urged African countries to ratify and implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, saying it will fast-track the continent’s much-desired economic growth.
[Vanguard] Amnesty International has accused international oil companies, Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria, describing their actions as “serious negligence.”
[New Zimbabwe] Russian president Vladimir Putin will help Zimbabwean counterpart President Emmerson Mnangagwa “to stabilise the political situation”.
[News24Wire] A police captain was shot and killed during a business robbery in Maphumulo, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday afternoon, provincial police confirmed.
[Deutsche Welle] Over seven years after Ivory Coast’s crisis, the country’s political scene remains divided.
[This Day] A recent research conducted by Google has showed a rapid increase in online search among Nigerians. The research study which ranked Nigeria among the top three countries of the world that spend quality time online in search of various goods and services, disclosed that Nigerians’ passion to go online is highest among Africa countries, surpassing South Africa and Kenya, and among top three countries globally.
[Premium Times] The Defence Headquarters on Thursday denied reports that Nigerian troops had been deployed to Benue State following deadly attacks on Fulani in the state.