The refugee population in Uganda stands at more than 1.4 million and growing, thanks to conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. The influx is forcing Uganda to rethink its decades-old policy of allocating refugees plots of land to live on and farm. For VOA, Halima Athumani reports from Kyangwali refugee settlement in western Uganda.
Politicians, rights activists and supporters from around the world have paid tribute to South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who died Monday at the age of 81. Mandela, a former wife of the first South African black president, Nelson Mandela, was a prominent member of the ruling African National Congress Party and has held several government positions. VOA's Zlatica Hoke has more.