Two decades after the Lord’s Resistance Army began terrorizing civilians in northern Uganda, the LRA boasts just a fraction of its former strength, about 100 fighters active in parts of central Africa. But the communities most at risk of attack have little protection in remote lawless regions of the Central African Republic and the Congo. For VOA, Zack Baddorf reports from southeastern C.A.R. on how those villages are arming themselves, with information.
Four British citizens who caught malaria while travelling in Africa have shown apparent resistance to the main drug used to treat the disease, according to researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Henry Ridgwell reports from London, scientists say the discovery should act as a warning for Africa, where the drug has played a key role in sharply reducing mortality rates from malaria.