[News24Wire] Until recently the outlook for patients in South Africa with extensive burns was bleak. The best they could hope for were highly specialised transplant techniques, depending on the availability of resources. If they survived, patients faced long and excruciating hospital stays, with mixed results at the end of their treatment alongside a very substantial bill. In some cases the total cost of skin grafting can be up to R1 800 000.
[The Star] Five form four students expelled from St Georges Girls Secondary School for allegedly being lesbians have sued the institution for victimization and discrimination.
[RFI] The arrest of senior members of Fifa is "quite extraordinary", an expert told RFI Wednesday as two crimininal investigations into corruption within world football's governing body were opened.Seven senior officials were arrested in Zurich on corruption charges at the request of the United States. Two others officials were arrested by the American authorities.
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Two improvised explosive devices detonated on a railroad track in the North of Egypt on Wednesday, halting train movement in the governorate of Gharbia, a security official said.
[AIM] Maputo -Stretches of several rivers in Manica district, in the central Mozambican province of the same name, are now devoid of life because of the pollution caused by artisanal gold mining, reports Wednesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
[Al Jazeera] In the midst of an energy crisis that has seen petrol stations run dry and major telecommunications companies warn of impending closure, widespread power cuts are having a dramatic impact on education in Nigeria.
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Tuesday banned all movement of livestock in the southern districts of Magude and Massingir, following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease.
[News24Wire] A plaque commemorating the so-called "architect of apartheid" and former prime minister HF Verwoerd was removed from a building at Stellenbosch University on Wednesday evening.
[Al Jazeera] Rwanda's parliament is to debate changing the country's constitution in order to allow strongman and President Paul Kagame to stand for a third consecutive term in elections in 2017, an official said.
[SciDev.Net] Editing the DNA of human blood cells has the potential to significantly reduce the impact of hereditary blood diseases such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia, according to researchers from Australia and the United States.
[African Arguments] War is raging again in South Sudan, bringing its usual catalogue of abuses, misery and civilian suffering.
[Vanguard] Lagos -Nigeria earned N2.838 trillion from the export of petroleum products in the first quarter of 2015, according to data released, yesterday, by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS.
[Vanguard] Lagos -As the world awaits the inauguration of Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria, controversy over the contentious fuel subsidy claims has taken a centre stage following the fuel scarcity that almost brought the country to its knees.
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Army on Tuesday at the Rukuba Barracks in Jos, Plateau State, dismissed about 200 soldiers from service for their failure to capture the Sambisa forest - a notorious hideout for Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
The UN warns that more people are at risk of hunger in South Sudan than at any time since it became independent four years ago.
Major sponsors express "serious concerns" after the US says Fifa executives took bribes to help secure the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.
Street Workout star takes fight against fat back to South Africa
A memorial service has been held for the thousands of migrants who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean.
[Deutsche Welle] The race for the next African Development Bank (AfDB) is on. Eight candidates are contesting for the job. The incumbent Donald Kaberuka's second term will end at the end of the year. So who will be his successor?