Solar-powered suitcases are bringing light to darkened classrooms and struggling students in rural Kenya. Before solar power, the alternatives were small tin kerosene lamps that are not only expensive to fill but also have caused some health problems. VOA's Mariama Diallo reports.
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.