Friday, November 7, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon, speaks during the opening of the Special Consultative Meeting on conflict in the Eastern Republic of Congo, in Nairobi, Kenya, 07 Nov 2008 UN Chief Says DRC Fighting is Spreading  Audio Clip Available
Ban Ki-moon calls for end to fighting, warns that conflict could spill over into wider sub-region

President-elect Obama on the night of his election Analyst Says Barack Obama in Unique Position to Address African Issues  Audio Clip Available
However, former South African opposition leader Tony Leon says Obama may also offer some "tough love" to the continent

Nigeria Nigerian Militants Kill Sailor
Military says gunmen in speedboats attacked oil flow station operated by US energy firm Chevron in oil-rich Niger Delta region

Zimbabwe Southern Africa Gears up for Zimbabwe Summit  Audio Clip Available
Southern African leaders to meet Sunday in attempt to resolve impasse between Zimbabwean leaders over allocation of Cabinet posts in planned power-sharing government

Rupiah Banda is pictured as he is sworn in as Zambia's fourth president in Lusaka, 02 Nov 2008 Zambia's Electoral Commission Postpones Vote Verification   Audio Clip Available
Zambia's Electoral Commission Thursday postponed verification of votes from last week's presidential by-election after partisans of the ruling party and the main opposition party traded punches.

Controversy in South Africa over Zimbabwe hip-hop artist's recent release  Audio Clip Available
Commission rules Ndabaningi Mabuye music track an incitement to riot

Lion Research Center_LaCapra_Severe Droughts1_8jul08 US Company Develops New Method of Water Purification  Audio Clip Available
A U.S. company has developed new revolutionary ways of purifying water in developing countries.

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