Drought in Africa

Nearly 100 firefighters have been fighting a wildfire in Cape Town's Lion's Head mountain
Authorities say it's unclear what started the fire at the popular tourist attraction.
Australia drought: Thirsty cattle swarm New South Wales water truck
A farmer has taken drone footage of cattle swarming around a water truck in drought-hit New South Wales.

Married and divorced at fourteen

Photographer tells story of proud Somali teenage divorcee
Zohra Bensemra, Reuters' chief photographer for north west Africa, took this photo of Somali 14-year-old Zeinab applying make up before she goes to school. 

Zeinab and her family left their home because of the drought and moved to a camp in Dollow, Somalia. Zohra describes how Zeinab was forced to marry a man for money but fought for a divorce just days later. 

(Photo: Zeinab applies make up before going to school. Credit: Reuters).
A plan to bring the dry lands back to life.
Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa in order to push back the desert - and in Senegal it's already working.