Chika Oduah is a multimedia journalist with 16 years of reporting experience. She reports for Voice of America from her current base in Nigeria. She has been reporting for VOA since 2016, covering stories such as terrorism in Nigeria, hip-hop in the Democratic Republic of Congo and women empowerment in Rwanda.
With the coronavirus pandemic alarming the global community, South Sudan is grappling with another potentially fatal viral infection: measles. Last year, more than 4,700 people were affected due to low immunization coverage. Chika Oduah reports from the South Sudan capital, Juba.
In the Nigerian city pf Maiduguri, the popular incense kaaji is a cherished, local tradition. Kaaji, made from generations-old recipes, is used during important ceremonies such as weddings to dispel evil spirits. But with the advance of technology and social media, the market for the incense is growing. Chika Oduah reports from Maiduguri.