Wednesday, November 26, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

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In file photo made available by Indian Navy, warship INS Tabar, right, escorts MV Jag Arnav to safety after rescuing it from  hijack attempt by Somali pirates Indian Navy Insists Destroyed Ship in Gulf of Aden Was Controlled by Pirates   Audio Clip Available
Owner of the Ekawat Nava 5 says Indians should not have fired on hijacked vessel, on which up to 15 fishermen may have died

Internally Displaced People (IDP) leave Goma toward the improvised IDP camp in Kibati, north of Goma, 31 Oct. 2008 Both Women and Men Victims of Rape in Eastern DRC  Audio Clip Available
Women for Women ngo says psychological and counseling programs needed to help break cycle of violence

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe looks on during the opening plenary of the Southern African Development Community Extraordinary Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, 09 Nov 2008 Botswana's Foreign Minister Says Mugabe Must Be Isolated
Phandu Skelemani says neighboring African countries need to close their borders with Zimbabwe

ifrc red cross red crescent 93.gif Aid Agency Appeals for $5 million for Kenya Flood Victims  Audio Clip Available
International Federation of red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says 300,000 affected by flash floods. At least 12 dead.

A fighter of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) holds his weapons at the militia's creek camp in the Niger Delta, 17 Sep 2008 Nigerian Army Pursues Oil Thieves in Niger Delta Crackdown
Militants demand removal of region's military commander over tough line on oil-related crime

Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), answers journalists' questions in Ri-Kwamba, southern Sudan (2006 file photo) LRA Leader May Sign Peace Deal  Audio Clip Available
Ugandan rebel leader said to be ready to sign peace deal

Nigeria At Least 25 Nigerian Children Die From Tainted Drugs
Nigeria's food and drug control agency (NAFDAC) says drug, sold under name 'My Pikin,' is designed to relieve pain caused by teeth coming in

190_liberia_map2 Former Warring Faction Leader a Person of Interest to Liberia's Truth Commission  Audio Clip Available
Commission Chair Jerome Verdier says the TRC has the power to ask the U.S. government to repatriate Boley in the event Boley refuses to come to Liberia to testify

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