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[New Zimbabwe] Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono Thursday accused President Emmerson Mnangagwa of abusing the country's court systems to punish and persecute critics.

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[The Herald] Villagers in Chimanimani have raised concern over the increase in cases of early marriages, which has seen a significant decline in the number of girls reaching Ordinary Level.

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[allAfrica] As of November 06, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,843,581. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 44,244 and recoveries 1,540,801.

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[allAfrica] Covid-19 has presented a severe danger for African societies and economies, as people faced the threat not only of the virus, but also of lockdown regulations that hit vulnerable communities hard. Many states have further used the emergency as a cover to clamp down on civic freedoms and repress the rights of excluded groups.

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[WHO] Geneva -- As health leaders prepare to gather for a virtual session of the resumed 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA), WHO has three messages to share.

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[This Day] Almost everything you might expect from a presidential election in any Third World country were on full display in the days preceding Tuesday, November 3. Intimidation and thuggery on the streets of major cities occurred when supporters of the two candidates clashed. Threats of violence were made by militia groups should the result not conform to their expectations. Fears that the country could descend into chaos after the polls were demonstrated by businesses boarding up windows. Even 'stomach infrastruct

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[SciDev.Net] Africa Science Focus takes time this week to reflect on how life issues like divorce take a toll on the mental health of the individual and the need for Africa to create a robust mental health policy.

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[allAfrica] Geneva -- Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara may have claimed victory in an election boycotted by the opposition to give himself a third-term, but it has sparked clashes in the country which have triggered a flow of refugees into neighbouring countries.

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[Africa Check] Minimum temperatures were generally below normal for all winter months. But an analysis of temperature data does not show that South Africa had the coldest winter in 10 years, as Eskom's chief executive claimed.

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[allAfrica] As of November 05, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,814,278. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 43,940 and recoveries 1,490,005.

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[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Ministers of Water Affairs of the Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt held virtual trilateral meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

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[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Council of Ministers, in its 21st Extraordinary Session held today, has decreed a six-month state of emergency in Tigrai Regional State.

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[AIM] Maputo -- Dozens of people fleeing from terrorist attacks in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado died last Thursday, when the fishing boat ferrying them to the city of Pemba, the provincial capital, sank off the region of Pangane, in Macomia district.

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[RFI] Guinea's main opposition party, headed by Celloun Dalein Diallo, called on supporters to protest against the election results on the streets of the capital Conakry on Tuesday, a request which failed to attract supporters, who say too much blood has been shed.

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta was set to hold a key meeting with stakeholders Wednesday, to review COVID-19 measures following increased infections since last month.

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[New Zimbabwe] Police intend to press corruption charges against journalist Hopewell Chin'ono who was arrested Tuesday on separate allegations of posting messages on Twitter that impaired the dignity of the court.

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[allAfrica] As of November 04, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,814,278. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 43,705 and recoveries 1,481,303. 2,370 cases are critical and 17,048,756 tests have been performed.

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[The Conversation Africa] Polio is a highly infectious disease. It's caused by a virus that enters the body through the mouth. The virus then multiplies in the intestine and attacks the central nervous system - causing paralysis.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -- Fatou Jallow will tell the stories of women who testified of sexual assault under Yahya Jammeh's regime

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- Critics say the Geneva Consensus Declaration is a bid to weaken global efforts to safeguard women's sexual and reproductive health and rights

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[Zimbabwe Standard] Calloused palms, unkempt hair and a dusty outfit characterises a towering yet soft-spoken middle-aged man in Hopley, some 15km from Harare's city center.

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[Zimbabwe Standard] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has defended its move to ensure that former first lady Grace Mugabe receives a luxury car and a house as part of a host of benefits.

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[This Day] The killings at Lekki are unjustifiable, writes Magnus Onyibe

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[This Day] James Sowole in Akure

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