Families survive on one meal in drought-hit Zimbabwe
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In eastern Zimbabwe's parched Buhera district, Omega Kufakunesu's family has been forced to scale down daily meals to just a portion of vegetables and sadza, a thick maize-meal porridge. Zimbabwe is experiencing one of the worst droughts in history, blamed on the effects of the El Nino weather cycle.
Yes, there are penguins in Africa, but for how long?
It is believed that more than two million penguins once lived along the coast of Namibia and South Africa. Now only a tiny fraction remains. An organization in Cape Town is trying to put a stop to the downward spiral of the seabird's population.
Despair, jihadism and revolt: Mali's torn heart
Since 2012, Mali has slowly slid into chaos as Islamic terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda have gained ground. Over the years, the violence has swept from the country’s north. With many young people, mostly Fulani herders, now also struggling with unemployment, they are turning to the jihadist groups and joining their ranks in a bid to escape poverty.