As rape cases increase in some African countries, one leader says enough is enough, and is vowing to stamp out this crime. Sierra Leone’s president recently declared rape a national emergency and is warning that anyone caught having sexual relations with a minor could face up to life in prison. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo reports on how this violent violation affects victims across the continent and what’s being done to help them cope.
In the wake of Cyclone Idai's devastation, Mozambique now faces 1,000 cases of cholera. The soaring disease toll follows storm-surge flooding that contaminated wells with sewage. VOA’s Brian Padden reports international relief organizations are scrambling to prevent a deadly epidemic in the impoverished country where the storm's death toll is already over 800, with thousands more displaced and many in desperate need of emergency food and supplies.