In Uganda, motorcycle taxis, known locally as boda bodas, provide a quick and cheap way to get around. But the drivers can be notoriously reckless, contributing to road accidents and injuries. A local software developer and a former boda-boda driver joined forces, hoping to transform the market with their “Safe Boda” app. From Kampala, Halima Athumani reports for VOA on what is being called Uganda’s “Uber” for motorcycle taxis.
The Dapchi girls' secondary school in Nigeria has reopened its doors, nearly three months after it was attacked by terrorists and 109 students kidnapped. Nearly all of the girls were safely returned home about a month later, but parents in Dapchi are grappling with tough choices - do they send their daughters back to school, is it safe? Chika Oduah reports from Dapchi.