Across the 54 countries on the continent, here are the 5 things that matter today:
Burkina Faso suffer deadly attack
Early Saturday, Burkina Faso suffered its deadliest attack in recent years.
It was reported that armed men stormed Solhan, a village in the Northern part of the country and killed around 160 people. They also burned down homes and market places.
Following the news the President of the country Roch Kabore declared three days of mourning, relaying via a tweet: “we must stand united against the forces of evil.”
– BBC Africa reports
Insight on the death of beloved Nigerian pastor
During the early hours of Sunday, June 6th, word broke out of the death of beloved Nigerian pastor TB Joshua. It was revealed by his congregation that his last moments were spent in the service of GOD.
The Church detailed his last moments before he passed, and his last words to them.
Hundreds gathered that morning in front of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Lagos branch in disbelief, but they found the Church sealed and were relayed an information they hoped wasn’t true.
– Premium Times
Children find bomb in Kenya
Late Saturday, a couple of children who were herding goats in the Soit Pus area in Samburu Central Sub County, came across a device which they suspected was lethal.
Alarmed by their discovery, they went home to alert their father who immediately called the police. On arrival, the police then revealed that it was in fact a unexploded bomb just lying in the area.
SA prioritise HIV patients in COVID-19 vaccination
A team of scientists in South Africa has discovered that the COVID-19 virus reacts within those who are living with HIV.
They discovered that those living with advanced HIV and AIDS could be at a greater risk of COVID-19 infection and have a longer recovery period. Professor Alex Sigal, Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) faculty member and associate professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal noted:
“It’s a battle between Covid-19 and the immune system. If the virus is not knocked out, it is going to evolve and when it does there is a resistance to antibodies. When that happens, you can get viruses with mutations and variants.”
Infants examined for hearing loss
Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed, on Sunday, said over 1.64 million babies have been examined for some form of hearing impairment.
The nationwide screening came as part of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s initiative for the early detection and treatment of hearing loss and impairment for new-borns.
Recently, the Ministry of Health and Population updated birth certificates to include the results of the hearing examination. Daily News Egypt