JOHANNESBURG, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- More than 20 Grade Four pupils on the East Rand area of Greater Johannesburg are now on HIV treatment after they were pricked with what appear to be used syringes, allegedly by their classmate.

ADDIS ABABA, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-ENA) -- An industrial zone recently set up in Hawassa, the capital of Ethiopia's Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State, has been ranked top in terms of creating jobs from foreign direct investment (FDI) among such industrial zones in the Middle East-Africa (MEA) region in the first half of 2017.

NEW YORK CITY, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-GNA) -- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured that the Ghanaian government is committed to passing the Right to Information (RTI) Bill into law very soon.

HANOI, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Vietnam's first field hospital will join the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in South Sudan early next year, the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center said on Wednesday, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

NAIROBI, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-KBC) -- A group of foreign ambassadors based in Nairobi have issued a joint statement callin of politicians and Kenyan s in general to avoid hate speech and incitement in the run-up to the fresh presidential election on Oct 17 as ordered by the Supreme Court of Appeal after it nullified the results of the Aug 8 polls.

NAIROBI, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-KBC) -- The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is confident that the country will still achieve five per cent economic growth this year, given the improving agriculture sector and a strong foreign exchange inflows.

TOKYO, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- Independent lawmaker Masaru Wakasa announced plans on Wednesday to field 50 or more candidates to form a new party ahead of the general election expected to take place on Oct 22, China's Xinhua news agency reported.