Northern Australia is bracing for a powerful cyclone that is expected to make landfall Saturday. Authorities have begun evacuating about 2,000 people from areas on Cyclone Trevor's projected path. The preparations in Australia are underway as three southern African countries struggle with death and destruction brought on by Cyclone Idai. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Committee overseeing transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while country's peace deal suffers from alleged lack of funds, according to internal documents
Most of the suicide bombers in Somalia’s capital target the Maka Al-Mukarrama road which links the presidential palace to the busy K4 Junction, home to many businesses and offices. It’s here where the jihadists can cause greatest casualties and damage in order to display their power to the public, the government and the international community. But as Mohamed Sheikh Nor reports, the business owners insist on rebuilding and hoping the situation will turn around.