The Dec. 23 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo are the most important in more than a decade. After delaying a new poll for two years, President Joseph Kabila is stepping aside. Two main candidates are vying to replace him, one his handpicked successor, the other an opposition leader. VOA's Anita Powell spoke with the two main camps and brings us this report from Kinshasa.
The Trump administration has unveiled a new strategy for Africa that's focused on countering Chinese and Russian influence on the resource-rich continent. And the administration is demanding more accountability for American aid. Patsy Widakuswara has more from the White House.