Last month, Kenya joined ten other African countries that are trying to control an avalanche of plastic waste. It's part of a growing international trend to tax, or even ban the plastic bags that are a big part of the worldwide explosion of trash. It's a good environmental move, though many argue it will cost money and jobs. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Teachers and volunteers in Egypt are using patience and kindness in the bid to educate some of the children of the many refugee families from nearly a dozen African countries. International organizations like the UNHCR, church groups and other local NGOs also contribute in the struggle to educate the children, as Edward Yeranian reports for VOA from Cairo.