The winners in Nigeria's general election Saturday will face a disturbing challenge: How to help millions of children in the country suffering from malnutrition. While hunger as a whole is gradually declining in Nigeria, the rate of acute malnutrition and stunted growth has seen little or no improvement. Timothy Obiezu reports from Abuja.
South Africa's struggling power utility, Eskom, has implemented rolling power cuts to offset heavy debt and management problems. The four-hour cuts, which the state-run utility began this month, are causing loud complaints from residents and the highest levels of government. But the effects are being felt also in the most unexpected places, as VOA's Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
Malawi's albinos are asking the government to declare the country unsafe for those with the genetic condition and help them seek asylum in other countries. Malawi's Albino Association says the continued killings of albinos over the false belief that their body parts are magic has made life too dangerous. In the past month alone, three albinos have been attacked, including a 14-year-old boy who was abducted. Lameck Masina reports.