Young Africans seek innovative ways of tackling real issues, South Sudanese schoolchildren spend three years without attending class and Zambia hopes to empower its youth.
Producer/ Host: Chrispin Mwakideu
Africa is facing a severe food crisis affecting up to 60 million people. Christina Bennet, an international aid analyst, says the current aid system is not working and the focus needs to move from response to prevention.
Southern Africa is facing a plague of pests which is threatening crop harvests and food supplies for millions of people. Zimbabwe hosts an emergency FAO meeting next week to shape a coordinated regional response.
Thousands of supporters praised the leadership of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at a celebration to mark his 93rd birthday. The party is estimated to have cost the cash-strapped country up to $2 million.
The United Nations is holding emergency talks in Harare to address the crop-eating "armyworm" caterpillars currently devastating farmland across several African countries.
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