South Africa’s corruption investigation into the influential Gupta family has cut a wide swath through the country. The family, which fled the country earlier this year, stands accused of high-level corruption going all the way up the president’s office. But their business activities in poor communities have also left deep wounds, residents say. VOA's Anita Powell has more from the mining town of Klerksdorp.
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.