Wednesday, November 5, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

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The half-brother of US President-elect Barack Obama, Said Obama (L), his grandmother Sarah Obama (C) and his half sister Auma Obama, get ready for a press conference in the village of Kogelo, 05 Nov 2008 Kenya Celebrates President-elect Obama as Native Son  Audio Clip Available
In Obama's grandmother's home town, crowds danced in celebration as news of his election victory was announced shortly after dawn

A selection of the front pages of Johannesburg newspapers covering Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. Presidential election is seen in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, 05 Nov. 2008 Southern Africans Embrace Obama Election
Like others across the continent, southern Africans seem uniformly delighted Senator Obama will soon occupy the White House

Voters cast their ballots at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia, 04 Nov. 2008 Zambian Observer Hails US Election  Audio Clip Available
International observer describes US polls as free and fair

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., motions three days as he speaks at a rally in Pueblo, Colorado African Electoral Commissioners Comment After Observing 2008 U.S. Presidential Election  Audio Clip Available
African Electoral Commissioners take some lessons from observing 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

People sit near a painting featuring U.S. Presidential candidate Barack Obama, during a gathering of people in Kogelo village, Kenya, 04 Nov 2008 Africa Stays Up All Night to Hear US Election Results  Audio Clip Available
Televisions on as first results come in during wee hours of morning; news encouraging for viewers in Ethiopia

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, 08 Sep 2007 DRC Opposition Patriotic Party Blames Government Over Escalating Violence  Audio Clip Available
DRC opposition Patriotic Front party is blaming President Joseph Kabila's government over the escalating violence in the country following recent clashes between the national army and rebels loyal to renegade army General Laurent Nkunda.

ap_kufuor_ghana_80_eng_7dec04 Various Security Agency Chiefs Meet Ahead of Ghana's General Election  Audio Clip Available
Various security organizations in Ghana are expected to begin meeting today (Wednesday) to map out strategies to ensure the December general election is not marred by violence.

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