New Test Set to Be Game Changer in Eradicating Malaria
The World Health Organization estimates 3.4 billion people are at risk of malaria, with children under the age of five and pregnant women being the most vulnerable. As World Malaria Day approaches (April 25), mortality rates are falling, and a new test -- well into the last stage of trials -- is having positive results in Kenya.
What's Behind the Xenophobic Violence in South Africa?
Over the weekend, South African leader Jacob Zuma canceled a trip overseas, following a wave of xenophobic violence against immigrants. David Smith of the Guardian joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Johannesburg to discuss the backlash.
Activists Criticize Kenya for Putting Muslim Groups on Shabaab Supporters' List
Rights groups criticized Kenya's government on Tuesday for including two prominent Muslim groups on a list of possible supporters of al Shabaab, the Somali Islamists behind this month's Garissa university attack that killed 148 people.
Kenya to UN: 'Somali Refugees Must Leave in 3 Months'
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto says the government has given the United Nations High Commission for Refugees three months to close a refugee camp and send the 400,000 Somalis living there back to their country.
Nigeria’s Lagos isn’t just the commercial hub of Nigeria, but the most populous city in all of Africa. Two men are vying for the state’s top job in Saturday’s governorship election. Chris Stein is in Lagos and has this report for VOA.
South Sudan Accuses Sudan of Dropping Bombs Across Border, Killing People
Ateny Wek Ateny said Thursday that nine more people were wounded in what he called "an act of aggression" by Sudan. He said Sudan is to blame because it is the only neighboring country with "the history of this type of unprovoked attacks."