Monday, November 24, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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The hijacked Saudi-owned oil tanker MV Sirius Star is at anchor off the coast of Somalia, 19 Nov 2008 Pirates Holding Saudi Tanker Dismiss Islamist Threats
Pirate leader tells VOA the supertanker Sirius Star remains anchored off the Somali coast, though residents of Haradhere tell VOA the pirates took the ship out of the area

Canadian Navy sailor guards World Food Program ship into Mogadishu, 18 Sep 2008  Firm Uses Non-Lethal Methods to Thwart Somali Pirates  Audio Clip Available
APMSS says acoustic devices, fire hoses and evasive tactics very effective

Somalia's MP delegation listens to speeches at a Nairobi meeting with regional heads of state to discuss Somalia's crisis, 29 Oct. 2008 Somali Peace Talks Agreed to Tackle Issue of National Unity Government  Audio Clip Available
Free-lance journalist Abdoul Kader Youssouf says the Djibouti meeting also discussed the issue of withdrawal of Ethiopian troops from Somalia

Democratic Republic of Congo Immediate and Long-Term Care Needed For Sexual Violence Victims in DRC  Audio Clip Available
International Rescue Committee says women in eastern Congo suffer physical and psychological trauma

President of Guinea-Bissau Joao Bernardo Vieira (file photo) African Union Condemns Guinea Bissau Coup Attempt  Audio Clip Available
The African Union has condemned Sunday's attempted coup d'etat by in Guinea Bissau. Heavily armed gunmen reportedly attacked President Joao Bernardo Vieira's residence yesterday (Sunday) with machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

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