Friday, November 21, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

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UNHCR logo Soldier Kills Woman in Eastern DRC Camp for Displaced People  Audio Clip Available
UNHCR says soldier attempted to abduct 20 year old

A Congolese soldier stands next to the charred body of an alleged Mai-Mai militia fighter , 19 Nov 2008 DRC, Angolan Leaders to Discuss Congo Fighting
President Joseph Kabila will meet with Angolan counterpart, Friday, to discuss current crisis

Jean Ping (file photo) Africa's Top Diplomat Blames Somalia's Feuding Politicians for Piracy Surge  Audio Clip Available
AU commission chairman says surge in pirate activity is symptom of political failure that has brought transitional government to brink of collapse

Somali interirm President Abdullahi Yusuf (file  photo) Crisis Group Claims Frustration from Authorities in Puntland, Somalia  Audio Clip Available
The International Crisis Group (ICG) is expressing frustration with the government of Puntland in Somalia after its lead investigator was thrown out of the country Thursday.

190_liberia_map2 Liberia's Press Union Gives Country's Chief Justice a 48-Hour Ultimatum
Veteran photo journalist Sando Moore says Chief Justice Johnny Lewis ordered his security to seized Moore's camera because the chief justice did not want his picture taken

Guantanamo detainees stand side by side during midday prayers (file photo) Court Orders Five Algerians Released from Guantanamo  Audio Clip Available
Judge rebuffs Defense Department contention that suspects helped fighters gain transport to Afghanistan

Zimbabwe Singing Idol Jonah Sithole Stresses   "Diversity"  Audio Clip Available
Critics say his debut album fails to live up to the hype.

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