The ongoing wave of ethnic violence sweeping through northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. The U.N. Refugee Agency says nearly 50,000 have crossed into Uganda. For VOA, Halima Athumani reports from the Sebagoro landing site in western Uganda.
Nigeria has the largest number of child brides in Africa. The practice is most prevalent in the predominantly Muslim north where conservative Islamic groups staunchly resist efforts to criminalize child marriage. Chika Oduah reports for VOA from the city of Kaduna.