Monday, November 3, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Mourners cry near the bodies of two women allegedly killed last night by a group of Congolese soldiers after looting their house in the Katindo neighborhood of Goma, 30 Oct 2008 Watchdog Group Says Ending Mineral Plundering Must be Part of DRC Peace Process  Audio Clip Available
Global Witness says armed groups trading in tine ore, gold and coltan

130_Ambassador-Jendayi-Fraz US Sees No Evidence of Rwanda Involvement in DRC Rebel Insurgency  Audio Clip Available
The United States says it has no evidence that Kigali supports rebels loyal to renegade Army general Laurent Nkunda in their insurgency in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, South African judge Navanethem (Navi) Pillay poses in her office at the Palais Wilson, headquarters of the specialised UN agency as she takes up her post on Spetember 1, 2008 in Geneva UN Raps Congo on Human Rights Abuse  Audio Clip Available
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says she is alarmed over killings and other human rights violations in DRC

Former South African defense minister Mosiuoa Lekota greets supporters at a Convention in Johannesburg, 01 Nov 2008 South Africa's ANC Dismisses Splinter Group Accusation  Audio Clip Available
South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is dismissing reports that the new splinter group loyal to deposed President Thabo Mbeki would pose a significant challenge to the party in next year's general elections.

[insert caption here] Magazine Calls on New US President to Have National AIDS Strategy  Audio Clip Available
POZ Magazine says more than one million Americans are HIV positive, many don't know they're infected

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