The Mozambican town of Buzi has been virtually cut off from the outside world after Cyclone Idai hit in March and washed away the major roads and bridges into the region. VOA’s Brian Padden reports that humanitarian organizations have to either airlift or ship by boat needed food, fuel and assistance to reach those in need of help following the devastating storm.
Low-level xenophobic violence is a continuous reality in South Africa and appears to peak as elections approach. Last week, a mob in the coastal city of Durban attacked a group of largely undocumented Malawians, killing at least two people. But for three Malawian brothers in gritty Johannesburg, the violence is less worrying than the prospect of hunger and joblessness back home. Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.