After decades of civil war and the absence of a functioning government in Somalia, many of the country's youth have been left without skills to make a living, especially women who face cultural barriers. Recently - with funding from the Norwegian government - the Hayle Barise Technical Development Center reopened in Mogadishu to teach young people new job skills. That is where Zowdo Hussein is training to become an electrician. Mohamed Sheikh Nor reports from Mogadishu.
Shaka loves talking to you, his audience and loves answering your questions every Tuesday on Shaka: Extra Time. In this episode he talks about Bobi Wine and the future, presidential monarchs and a lot more. Take a look at the most popular questions, listen to Shaka’s answers and let us know what you think.
The government of Zimbabwe, which has struggled to pay salaries amid a sinking economy, is drastically increasing fines for road violations such as speeding and reckless driving. The government says the fines will raise revenue and reduce fatalities on the roads. But some Zimbabweans see the fines as a shameless money grab. Columbus Mavhunga has more from Harare.