Thursday, November 20, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Residents watch the Norwegian-flagged tanker Arab States Meet to Discuss Solution to Pirate Attacks  Audio Clip Available
Meeting explores ways to launch joint effort to curb piracy, protect Suez Canal traffic

Indian Naval Ship Tabar Russia Sending More Ships to Fight Somali Pirates
Russian destroyer, 'Neustrashimy', already patrolling Gulf of Aden, along with ships from US, India, and other countries

MONUC UN Security Council Takes Action on DRC and Somalia
Security Council approves more troops for MONUC and allows sanctions against those hindering Somali peace process

A woman carries some of her belongings on the main road crossing the North Kivu town of Kayna, Democratic Republic of Congo NGO Works to Empower Women in Eastern DRC  Audio Clip Available
Many women walk for days to flee fighting and find food and shelter for families

Framework is up for presidential inauguration reviewing stand in front of White House in Washington, D.C., 19 Nov 2008 White House Rally to Seek Obama Guarantees for Funding, Fighting AIDS
Advocacy groups, HIV victims plan preemptive "inauguration ceremony" to persuade incoming president to upgrade health resources

Regional Organizations Help Guide African Development  Audio Clip Available
The Economic Community of West Africa mobilizes donor aid to help in regional efforts

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