In this episode of Straight Talk Africa host Shaka Ssali explores whether the perception of women as leaders on the continent has changed in the last decade. He is joined by Betty Mould-Iddrisu, a Ghanaian lawyer and former Minister for Education in Ghana, Helen Tadesse Producer, Director and Host of the “Golden Lady” show, Ndimyake Mwakalyelye, Chief of the Zimbabwe Service at the Voice of America and Ayen Bior, Ayen Bior Co-host of VOA’s “Our Voices.”
South Africa's coal-mining heartland has the worst air quality in the world, according to a recent study by environmental organization Greenpeace. The 12 large coal mines in this area make it the world’s hotspot for toxic nitrogen dioxide emissions. Residents and health experts say the effects of this are ruining their health and their lives. VOA’s Anita Powell went to the coal heartland of Middelburg, South Africa, and filed this report.