Teachers in Zimbabwe's capital are demanding to be paid in U.S. dollars, the most-desired form of currency in the economically struggling country. The teachers staged a one-day strike Friday to amplify their demands. Columbus Mavhunga reports from Harare for VOA.
Malawi's government is considering a proposal to liberalize the country's abortion laws. Currently, abortion is allowed only when a woman's life is in danger, and many pregnant women turn to risky, unsafe procedures to end unwanted pregnancies. However, the draft law faces stiff opposition from religious leaders who say abortion is a sin. Lameck Masina has the story from Blantyre.
In Uganda, officials have stepped up measures to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Ebola has infected 250 people in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo since August, killing 180. The border between the countries remains open, and health experts fear the virus will enter Uganda through the cross-border traffic. Halima Athumani reports from Bundibugyo, Uganda.