Now that South Africa's highest court has relaxed the nation's laws on marijuana, local entrepreneurs are trying to cash in on the popular herb. Among the latest entries to the market: several highly popular cannabis-laced alcohol products, which deliver the unique taste, though without the signature high. Marijuana activists say this could just be the beginning and that the famous plant could do much more for the national economy. VOA's Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
Somalia's 30 years of chronic conflict have left an estimated 1 in 3 people affected by mental health issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are only three licensed psychiatrists in the entire country. Mohamed Sheikh Nor reports from Mogadishu on Somalia's huge mental health challenges.
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed hundreds of people, could continue for several months. That's the latest warning from a senior World Health Organization official. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports.