Africans account for only about 5 percent of undocumented migrants arriving in the United States. And activists say they are largely excluded from the broader conversation about immigration reform, especially along the U.S. border with Mexico. VOA’s Henok Fente reports from San Antonio, Texas where African asylum seekers face immediate detention and prolonged court battles to avoid being deported.
Shaka Ssali discusses Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga and Kenya’s political future with Daniel Schearf, VOA East Africa Correspondent, Anita Ragan, International Energy Consultant, Dr. Ken Opalo, Walsh School of Foreign Service, at Georgetown University, and with Dr. Kenneth Mwenda, Professor of Law, at University of Pretoria, South Africa.
One of the world’s top investigators into the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade was recently found dead in his Nairobi home with a stab wound in his neck. He was known for undercover work that exposed illegal ivory traffickers and markets. Esmond Bradley Martin's research also led to China's ban of its legal ivory sales earlier this year. VOA’s Mariama Diallo reports.