East African countries are set to ban skin-lightening products that contain hydroquinone, a medical agent linked to health problems when used in high concentrations. The East African Legislative Assembly last week passed a resolution calling for a regionwide ban on the manufacturing and importation of products containing hydroquinone. Moses Havyarimana reports from Arusha, Tanzania.
Southern Angola faces the worst drought in decades, says the United Nations Children's Fund, with at least 2.3 million people facing high risk of a food security crisis and malnutrition. Elizabete Casimiro narrates this report by Herculano Coroado, who traveled to Cunene Province, Angola, for this report.
For decades, Kenya has hosted refugees fleeing conflict, drought and persecution in East Africa, including sexual minorities. Most gay refugees hope to resettle outside Africa to Western countries where gay rights are better protected. But while they wait, a process that can take years, one group of gay refugees is helping inform and educate others about their situation. Rael Ombuor reports from Kiserian, Kenya.