[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has apologised to victims and Kenyans in general for the police brutality witnessed at the beginning of the ongoing dusk-to-dawn curfew which was imposed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
[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.
[New Zimbabwe] Less than 200 people have gone through coronavirus testing out of 16 032 returnees who arrived in Zimbabwe after the outbreak of the world pandemic, a doctors group has said.
[ISS] Numerous barriers, including deliberate attempts by governments to stifle the youth vote, limit young Africans’ participation in elections across the continent. Several regimes such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cameroon increasingly employ strategies of discouraging or preventing young people from voting to influence election outcomes.
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health has gazetted 17 places to be used as isolation centres for those undergoing mandatory quarantine in a bid to combat the escalating coronavirus cases.
[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.
[African Arguments] False information in Nigeria is undermining medical advice, proffering fake cures, inciting panic and being used for political point-scoring.
[DW] African countries are imposing lockdowns to curb COVID-19, a race in the right direction. But it is bad news for the neglected poor and small businesses across the continent, writes DW’s Isaac Mugabi.
[RFI] The head of Mali’s main opposition party, Soumaïla Cissé, is missing, along with 11 members of his group, his party, the Union for the Republic and Democracy (URD) said in a statement on Thursday.
[VOA] South Africans on Friday began the first day of a three-week nationwide lockdown aimed at stemming the tide of coronavirus cases, now topping 900 in South Africa.