[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria’s first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.
[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.
[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.
[Guardian] The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has seized uncensored and unclassified films and video works, including pornographic films, valued at millions of naira in Benin City. The raid, which took place in collaboration with the men of The Nigeria Police, occurred in various locations in Benin City
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a warning for an “intense cut-off low” system that will affect several regions of the coutry, including the Western Cape, Northern Cape? Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
[ISS] The South African Police Service (SAPS) is due to release the annual crime statistics in the next two weeks. These figures provide a useful indication of the country’s crime problem but don’t reflect the full reality of the challenge to public safety.
[News24Wire] The South African Police Services (SAPS) are in the process of settling 653 civil claims worth R1.17bn for injuries and deaths that occurred in the 2012 Marikana massacre, MPs heard on Monday.
[News24Wire] The High Court in Durban on Friday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murder and another 12 years for an attempted murder which took place at the infamous Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, Durban.
[MFWA] Two senior journalists were prevented from covering the recent demonstrations in Togo by the authorities in the country, with the camera of one of them seized.