More than a half a billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa don't have access to electricity. But now, a non-profit organization that has had success with its wind-up radio is using the same technology to turn on the lights. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
Africa's Congo Basin is home to fifty percent of the continent's wildlife, thousands of exotic plant species and the second largest rainforest in the world. Through the years, timber companies have logged deeper into the forests, inadvertently cutting pat
The island of Madagascar is home to an enormous variety of plants and animals, most of which live only there. But the primeval, or virgin, forests that are home to these species are under intense pressure. Malagasy people, especially poor people, see the
More than 9,300 people have died from COVID-19 since the beginning of the outbreak in late December, but Africa has been one of the last continents to be touched by the virus, and so far, spared from the worst of it.
As COVID-19 hits Zimbabwe, health care workers are demanding vital resources to fight the disease. Dr. Fortune Nayamande speaks with The World's Marco Werman about the pressures and threats health care workers in Zimbabwe face, and the situation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Michel Yao is WHO's program manager for emergency response for Africa. He spoke to The World's host Marco Werman about what it's like to deal with a pandemic and an epidemic at a time when WHO is overstretched.
Few industries on the continent have been spared by the epidemic. The region is projected to experience its first recession in 25 years, according to the World Bank. Among the biggest challenges for Africa is the large scale of people employed in the informal sector.