In this episode of Straight Talk Africa veteran journalist Shaka Ssali explores the challenges of major social and political reforms in Ethiopia that the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is undertaking. He is joined by Negussie Mengesha, Director of the VOA Africa Division, Nunu Wako, political analyst, Kone Feseha of the Ethiopian Dialogue Forum and Elias Wondimu, CEO of Tsehai Publishers.
One of the United Nations' sustainable development goals is to provide clean and reliable energy to people worldwide. The residents of the Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya are among those in need of better energy sources to light, cook and work in their homes. But progress has been held up by their murky legal status and their lack of money to buy the products. Mohammed Yusuf reports.
This November marks a year since Zimbabwe’s leader, Robert Mugabe, was forced to resign after 37 years in power. New president Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to improve the country's long-ailing economy. But as Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare for VOA, some Zimbabweans say nothing has changed.