Zimbabwe's biggest food processing company says it has closed its wheat mills because it cannot import the commodity, due to foreign currency shortages. The news is another sign of deep economic troubles in Zimbabwe, where both cash and many basic goods are in short supply.Columbus Mavhunga has more from Harare.
In the three months since the Ebola outbreak began in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the hemorrhagic fever has sparked debate in communities and become a talking point for politicians ahead of the Dec. 23 election. It is, they say, a war of information to persuade locals to take precautions and to trust health officials. So far, more than 420 cases have been reported. VOA's Anita Powell accompanied Ebola awareness campaigners in eastern Congo and brings us this report.