[MFWA] There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak.
[Nation] President Kenyatta has ordered the setting up of a national heroes’ council.
[Nation] Four people died, 10 police officers were injured and seven others were arrested in demonstrations called by opposition Nasa between October 2 and October 16, police have said.
[HRW] Human Rights Watch research confirms that, once again, there was sexual violence against women and girls during the most recent post-election violence in Kenya. I interviewed over 50 victims and witnesses in Mathare, Kisumu, Bungoma, and Dandora. They told me about rape, gang rape, attempted rape, unwanted sexual touching, and beatings on their genitals, including by members of security forces and militia groups and civilians.
[Guardian] Owerri -South African President, Jacob Zuma, has urged African leaders to invest more in the education African children, saying that that is the surest path to empowering them.
[East African] Antananarivo -Madagascar’s former President Albert Zafy has died at the age of 90.
[East African] Five students and a security guard were shot dead early Saturday morning at a secondary school in Turkana County in northwestern Kenya.
[Nation] Thirty-seven people died due to post-election violence between August 9 and 15, the national rights defender says.
[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe’s government has threatened a blitz on Harare’s street vendors, similar to one that left hundreds of thousands of people without homes or jobs 12 years ago.