A 2011 World Bank survey found that only about one-tenth of Kenya's population earned enough to support a mortgage. However, that situation may be changing, as new apartment units on the outskirts of Nairobi have sold out before the start of construction. Lenny Ruvaga reports from Nairobi that it's now possible to buy a one-bedroom apartment for as little as $10,000.
Malawi is experiencing an outbreak of cholera, three months after the start of the rainy season. Health authorities say the water-borne disease has hit many residents of four districts around Lake Chilwa in eastern Malawi. But health authorities and people living along the shores are accusing each other of contributing to the outbreak. Lameck Masina reports from the cholera-hit district of Zomba, in southeastern Malawi.