All the candidates running for president in the Democratic Republic of Congo are promising to fix the nation's ailing economy and spread this country's vast natural wealth to its people. But after years of corruption, a crumbling infrastructure and failing services, voters doubt that Sunday's poll will bring the change they seek. VOA's Anita Powell reports from Kinshasa.
In sub-Saharan Africa, climate change is seen as a threat to food security because of the region's dependence on rain-fed agriculture. In Kenya alone, the Ministry of Agriculture estimates that, in the past year, the adverse effects of climate change resulted in losses of more than 50 percent of the yield of major crops, with smallholder farmers bearing the greatest hardships. Rael Ombuor reports.