Decision makers from Africa's power sector, and investors and power developers from around the world gathered in Washington this week for the second annual Powering Africa Summit. The summit aims to alleviate the shortages of electricity that plague many African countries. Mariama Diallo covered the summit and has this report.
US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell concluded her official visit to Africa over the weekend with a final stop in South Africa where she called for international collaboration to combat wildlife trafficking. In South Africa Jewell toured Kruger National Park, where poachers have killed hundreds of rhinos for their horns. Thuso Khumalo and Adam Shaw caught up with her entourage in the park and filed this report for VOA.
Human rights group Amnesty International has strongly criticized the reinstatement of a Nigerian army commander, who it says is implicated in war crimes during the country’s battle with Islamist Boko Haram militants. The Nigerian government has denied the accusations. Henry Ridgwell reports.