Fahmida Miller


Zambia considers treason charge against opposition leader

A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition.


Kenya rolls out anti-retroviral drug to curb HIV infection

Doctors in Kenya have started prescribing a daily pill to reduce the number of people contracting HIV. The free anti-retroviral medication is being given to anyone with a high risk of exposure to the virus.


South African schools bar undocumented migrant children

Schools close to South Africa's borders are refusing to admit hundreds of students because they do not have local documentation.


Protests against President Zuma planned in South Africa

Opposition parties in South Africa have called for nationwide protests against President Jacob Zuma. They accuse the leader of being corrupt and want him to step down.


Namibia under pressure to seize land for redistribution

Namibia's government is considering seizing land from foreign and white owners to speed up its redistribution programme.


South Africans march against xenophobic attacks

Pressure is mounting on South Africa's government to do more to protect foreigners. Hundreds of people marched in Johannesburg in support of victims of recent xenophobic attacks.


Cape Town looks to tap into waste water

The city of Cape Town in South Africa is facing its worst water shortage in years. Dam levels have dropped to below 30 percent after two years of the lowest rainfall on record.


Famine stalks Somalia again

Government and aid agencies scramble to avert a full-scale famine as drought leaves 6.2 million people hungry.


Urgent aid needed to prevent famine in Somalia: WHO

The World Health Organization says there are only two months left to prevent Somalia's third famine in 25 years. The last one six years ago, killed more than 250,000 people.


Somalia's displaced seek aid, security at camps

Somalia's prime minister announced that 110 people had died from hunger in the past 48 hours in the country amid a drought in the Bay region.


Famine warning as drought devastates Somalia

The UN is warning that drought is threatening half of Somalia's population with famine. About 5 million people in the Horn of Africa country don't have enough food to eat. The grim effects of the drought are being felt throughout East Africa


IVF hoped to save northern white rhino from extinction

The world's three last rhinos live in Kenya's Ol Pejeta conservancy and just one of them, ageing Sudan, is male.