Tuesday, December 2, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary

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Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Sudan Rights Groups: Sudan Lying About Improvements in Darfur
Human Rights Watch, Save Darfur Coalition and 13 other rights organizations say government continues to conduct large-scale military attacks against populated areas

A child walks barefoot past rain water and sewage near Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 Nov 2008 Zimbabwe Relief Agencies Ramp Up Efforts to Combat Cholera
United Nations Children's Fund will launch four-month emergency response to epidemic in country troubled by health and political challenges

[insert caption here] Clean Water and Sanitation Priorities for Congolese Displaced  Audio Clip Available
International Rescue Committee says insecurity often delays access to those in need

Ugandan peacekeepers on patrol in Mogadishu, (File Photo) Ugandan Peacekeepers to Stay in Somalia  Audio Clip Available
Ugandan troops will stay to help Somali people regain their state and freedom, officials say

Rwandan singer, Simon Bikindi, at the beginning of his trial before the U.N. court in Arusha, Tanzania (File) Rwandan Singer Given 15 Years for Inciting Killings
Simon Bikindi is convicted of 'direct and public incitement to commit genocide' based on a speech in which Bikindi called on Hutus to exterminate Tutsis

Malawi Malawi President Mutharika Honored for Food Security Polices.  Audio Clip Available
Fertilizer subsidy program cited as big success.

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

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