[Nation] Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma, who is being detained at the Sostegna Police Station in Ethiopia, says he has developed health complications amid concerns over his legal representation.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- South African Breweries (SAB) is cancelling R5 billion ($290 million) of planned investments as a result of revenue losses sustained during a government-imposed ban on alcohol sales during the coronavirus crisis, Reuters reports.
[allAfrica] As of August 4, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 968,612.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -- Too little rainfall and then too much has paired with coronavirus impacts in Central Africa, leaving growers struggling
[RFI] A grenade attack launched early Sunday morning at a displaced person's camp in the Far North region of Cameroon killed 16 people and wounded seven, according to local officials.
[Nation] Kinshasa -- Corruption is Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi's latest headache following his takeover from Joseph Kabila in January last year.
[allAfrica] Norma Gigaba, the wife of former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba, has been charged with crimen injuria and damage to property and will approach the High Court to challenge her arrest, The Citizen writes.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The South African presidency has issued a statement saying that Deputy President David Mabuza is «home and well».
[New Times] Following the reopening of the country to international air travel, Rwanda National Police (RNP) has provided an online platform to help people with late departure and arrival flights to facilitate their movements past curfew hours.
[CAF] Cameroon legend Stephen Tataw passed away on Friday, 31 July 2020 in Yaounde after a short illness, the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has confirmed. He was 57.
[New Times] The national flag carrier, RwandAir has finally resumed commercial flights after months of suspension due to the novel coronavirus.
[Nairobi News] The government has denied that it has banned the sale of alcohol at wines and spirits after a purported gazette notice started circulating on social media.
[allAfrica] As of August 3, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 957,758.
[African Arguments] For three months, a few colleagues and I travelled across West Africa discovering the many things that bind us together... alongside Jollof Rice.
[African Arguments] Over a hundred African writers call on the AU and SADC to end their silence and suspend Zimbabwe.
[Balancing Act] London -- Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea is one of the most under-reported telecoms markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. To right the balance a little this week we're running a translation of an interview in CIO Magazine with Dr Oscar Ondo Ngomo Nchama, D-G of the public sector telco GITGE.
[Ethiopian Herald] Angola discussions that took place last week is a major pillar of the strong dialogue and cooperation between OPEC and African producing nations. The Chamber welcomes these discussions and encourages more collaboration as Angola and others will benefit from market stability, according to Apo group.
[HRW] Celebrate Year in Office with Pledge to End Repressive Laws, Protect Women's Rights
[HRW] Kinshasa -- Crackdown on Media, Dissent, Protests
[HRW] Investigate 42nd Battalion Abuses in Mozogo
[HRW] Nairobi -- Human Rights Watch Interviewed Militia Leader on Video in 2014
[New Zimbabwe] Police in Harare have arrested MDC Alliance national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere, filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembwa among some activists over protests which had been planned for this Friday.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Sexual offences discovered as a result of police action have increased by 20.5% over the past year, according to the 2019/20 statistics released by the South African Police Service.
[WHO] One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. 2016 statistics show the following picture of Rwanda's health sector: 1/50,505 ground ambulance / population Ratio; 1/10,055 Doctor/population ratio; 1/1,094 Nurse/population ratio; 1/10,500 Laboratory technicians /population ratio.
[New Times] Rwanda's fight against Covid-19 has been boosted by a donation of 100 medical ventilators from the United States of America.
[New Times] Three of the six villages in Kigali City that have been under total lockdown were on Thursday, July 30, allowed to go back to normal as the other three were added on the lockdown list.
[allAfrica] As of July 31, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 909,124.
[Nation] Kenya Airways will be forced to inspect afresh the engines of its 10 Boeing 737 New Generation aircraft after the US aviation regulator warned that they could stall mid-air after being grounded for months.
[The Herald] The 4 000 white commercial farmers who lost their farms during land reform will now be getting US$3.5 billion compensation for improvements after Government and the farmers' representatives yesterday signed a series of agreements in a ceremony presided over by President Mnangagwa at State House.
[WHO] Brazzaville -- COVID-19 infections in Africa will exceed one million cases in the coming days as the pandemic surges in several hotspot countries. In a little more than three weeks, the number of cases on the continent almost doubled to 889 457, with 18 806 deaths.
[HRW] Criminal gangs have kidnapped for ransom at least 170 people near the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo between April 2017 and March 2020. Small groups armed with guns and machetes have beaten, tortured, and murdered hostages, raping women and girls, who make up more than half of them, while using threats to extort money from their families.
[East African] The International Monetary Fund has approved a debt relief package worth $7.63 million to Burundi. IMF's total debt relief is now $251.24 million given to 28 developing countries.
[Lesotho Times] The nationwide strike by health workers entered its second week after they failed to agree on most of their grievances with the government on Monday.
[Daily News] A NEW report by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has stated that food availability is adequate and stable in the country, as it urges Member States to strengthen mechanisms to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.