Somalia on Sunday marked the one year anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in Africa's history: a car bomb that ripped through the capital, Mogadishu, killing nearly 600 people. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing, but it had the hallmarks of the terrorist group Al-Shabab. As Mohamed Sheik Nor reports from Mogadishu, some victims are still suffering from the effects of the blast.
Congolese migrants and officials have said dozens of people were killed during an operation by Angolan security forces and an allied ethnic group this month. Angola denies this and says many Congolese migrants left voluntarily
As urbanization sweeps across Africa, more and more energetic, ambitious African women are entering the energy sector. But they face many challenges: discrimination, misogyny and a lack of female role models and colleagues. The U.S.-funded programs Power Africa and Young African Leaders Initiative have brought 37 women to Johannesburg this month to teach them more about making it in this harsh environment. VOA’s Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
Zimbabwe's government says the country is emerging from a recent wave of panic-buying that saw shops run out of goods and motorists spend long hours in lines at gas stations. But as Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare, Zimbabwe's economic problems are far from over.