Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, known for his lengthy, dogged quest to end the regime of President Robert Mugabe, has died, just months after the longtime leader caved to pressure to step down after decades in power. His life's mission took its toll: Tsvangirai, who was 65, succumbed after a long battle with cancer. VOA's Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.
United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization says prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and presence of voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa's 2018 agricultural season's cereal production prospects.
One of 2018's most hotly anticipated new films premiered for African audiences this week in the Kenyan hometown of one of the film's stars, actress Lupita Nyong'o. Based on a Marvel superhero comic, Black Panther is set in a fictional, futuristic African nation. As Mohammed Yusuf reports for VOA from the Kisumu premiere, audience members praised the film for its fresh take on the continent.
In Kenya, many young people from rural areas are migrating to cities in search of new opportunities. Many of them consider farming as something older people do. But a Kenyan TV reality show is hoping to change that perception. The show pits four young adults, who know little about farming -- in a contest to see who can grow the best crops with the highest yields. VOA’s Deborah Block tells us more about it.