Monday, December 1, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Cholera patients wait for treatment at Budiriro Polyclinic in Harare, 26 Nov 2008 Zimbabwe's Cholera Epidemic Hits Home  Audio Clip Available
Humanitarian organizations say country is experiencing major epidemic because of crumbling infrastructure and services

A child walks barefoot past rain water and sewage near Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 Nov 2008 Zimbabwe Health Minister Appeals for More Help to Combat Cholera Epidemic  Audio Clip Available
David Parirenyatwa says Zimbabwe is doing all it can to combat the epidemic

fao logo 93 13mar01.jpg FAO Says Investing in Agriculture and Nutrition Supports Battle Against AIDS
Epidemic has claimed the lives of many thousands of farmers

Elizabeth_Glaser_Pediatric_AIDS_Foundation_logo_150 On World AIDS Day, Doctor Says More Pediatrics AIDS Drugs Needed  Audio Clip Available
Dr. Denis Tindyebwa is regional director of pediatric care and treatment for Glaser Foundation in Tanzania

[insert caption here] ICASO Leader Steps Down After 17 Years  Audio Clip Available
Richard Burzynski led coalition of AIDS-related ngos and civil society groups

Dr. Erick Gbodossou Effort in Senegal to Join Traditional & Conventional Medicine  Video clip available
Senegal group brings together traditional and conventional medical practitioners to heal illness

Ethiopian troops stand at attention during flag ceremony at Mogadishu airport as they prepare to withdraw from Somalia, 23 Jan. 2007 Analyst Not Surprised by Ethiopia's Troop Pull Out From Somalia  Audio Clip Available
Ethiopian-born Getachew Metaferia who is professor of political science at Morgan State University in Maryland says Ethiopia's troop deployment in Somalia was doomed to fail from the start

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