Doctors in Zimbabwe have ended a 40-day strike they called to demand better pay and working conditions. The government says the strike resulted in patients "unnecessarily" suffering and some dying. But patients and health workers were glad to see doctors back on the job Thursday. Columbus Mavhunga reports for VOA from Harare.
Election officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sparked surprise and outrage by naming an opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, as the victor in the nation's presidential election. The man who was predicted to win, opposition coalition leader Martin Fayulu, has cried foul, and analysts say they suspect Congolese citizens will feel similarly aggrieved in days to come. VOA's Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg, with reporting from Amos Wangwa in Nairobi.
Few women in Kenya have land title documents and, because getting a loan from a mainstream bank requires collateral — typically in the form of a land title document — most women are locked out of the chance to start a business