Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But something you're unlikely to see in tourist ads: It's also one of the most dangerous places in the world. VOA's Haydé Adams FitzPatrick went inside some of the city's gang-infested neighborhoods and files this report.
Scientists in Kenya believe they have discovered a new way to combat malaria. As Faith Lapidus reports, a common medication, already used to treat a host of illnesses, makes people's blood poisonous to the anopheles mosquito, which spreads the deadly disease.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Trump administration's third attempt to implement a ban on travelers from some countries. Protesters argued outside the court that it targets Muslims disproportionately. The government says the policy is needed for security reasons. Either way, for one young Washington family, it means a grandmother can't meet her daughter's first child. Victoria Macchi has more from outside the court.
A special Straight Talk Africa broadcast on autism hosted by VOA health correspondent Linord Moudou with a panel of experts to demystify and discuss some of the misunderstandings around autism and the challenges faced by families.