Wednesday, October 29, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Uruguayan United Nations soldiers deploy to an observation post near the village of Kibati some 12 kilometers north of Goma in eastern Congo, 29 Oct 2008 Fighting in Congo Approaches Goma
Rebels advance closer to provincial capital, after overrunning several smaller cities and beating back government forces on main road to town

People move along a road in Rutshuru, DRC, 26 Nov 2007 Red Cross Intends to Boost Medical Teams in Goma, as Fighting in Eastern DRC Increases  Audio Clip Available
However, ICRC says fighting makes assessing situation difficult

UN Special Representative Alan Doss (file photo) UN Seeks More Troops for DRC Mission
Envoy Alan Doss says that more troops are needed quickly so UN peacekeeping force can adequately protect thousands of civilians caught in latest surge in violence

Michael Sata at a media confrence in Lusaka, Sept. 30, 2006  Zambia Ruling Party Dismisses Latest Pre-Election Presidential Poll  Audio Clip Available
Zambia's ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) is sharply dismissing a new poll as a sham that does not reflect the enthusiasm of its partisans ahead of Thursday's presidential by-election.

Unidentified girl stand carrying her sister on her back rests as people walk pass at the central hospital building in Kano, Nigeria (File) Contraceptive Use Increases in Muslim-Dominated Northern Nigeria
Women go to local hospital to take advantage of a family planning program for poor in Kano

Rachel Dushimimana (left) with Dr. Tim Schilling Academic Program Gives Boost to Rwandan Coffee Sales  Audio Clip Available
This year, for first time, Rwanda's coffee exports are expected to top $50 million

A boy in Bangladesh receives polio immunization WHO Reports Immunization Programs Save Millions of Lives
World Health Organization reports 3.5 million children in world's poorest countries alive today thanks to programs funded by GAVI Alliance between 2000 and 2008

Malawi women push for parliamentary positions with help of 50:50 program -  Audio Clip Available
President Bingu wa Mutharika has pledged his support.

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