Monday, October 27, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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A Young HIV positive orphan lies in his cot at the Nyumbani children home, a hospice for AIDS orphans in Nairobi, Kenya WHO: People Under Age 60 Account For Half of Global Deaths  Audio Clip Available
A new World Health Organization study highlights high levels of child mortality in Africa, war deaths in the Middle East and cardiovascular disease for East European men

[insert caption here] Call for Earlier AIDS Treatment Creates Funding and Logistical Challenges  Audio Clip Available
Head of South Africa's AIDS Law Project says study suggests millions more should be on anti-retroviral treatment

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (2nd R) arrives at a Harare hotel for talks with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangerai to break an impasse on forming a unity government, 27 Oct., 2008 Zimbabwe Again Tries to Break Political Deadlock  Audio Clip Available
Mugabe could seek to limit new government to Zanu-PF, Most analysts say

Nigeria Nigerian Attorney Criticizes Detention of US-Based Blogger  Audio Clip Available
Blogger Jonathan  Elendu has been held since October 18, when the Nigerian State Security Service arrested him at Abuja airport upon arrival from US, where he lives

African National Congress president Jacob Zuma at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa (File) The ANC is Not in Crisis, Says Zuma  Audio Clip Available
The president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is sharply denying that the party is in crisis.

Cameroon Nigeria Fears Cameroon's Crater Lake Could Burst Dike  Audio Clip Available
Nigeria taking steps to prevent humanitarian disaster

monuc congo soldiers 150 eng 2oct04.jpg MONUC Demands DRC Rebels Relinquish Seized Army Base  Audio Clip Available
The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) is demanding rebels loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda to relinquish an army base it seized yesterday (Sunday).

Duse Kenyan Giraffe Finds Comfort With Humans  Video clip available
At Meru National Park, Duse abandons her baby as she was abandoned

Musician Oliver Mtukudzi Cultivates Fans Beyond Zimbabwe  Audio Clip Available
Artist releases new DVD and opens arts center in Zimbabwe

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