Friday, December 5, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary

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Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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A relative weeps at the funeral of her niece and unborn child, victims of a cholera outbreak in the capital of Harare, 6 Nov. 2008 Red Cross Says Clean Water A Necessity to End Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic  Audio Clip Available
Many Zimbabweans received treatment after crossing South African border.


The front page of the state-run Herald newspaper is seen in Harare, 04 Dec 2008 US 'Very Concerned'  About Zimbabwe Cholera Emergency  Audio Clip Available
USAID considering response to emergency, but officials say Zimbabwe's political troubles limit ability to respond


Children are vaccinated with one of three doses tested during a study trial in the Mbarara District, Uganda Fractional Dose of Meningitis Vaccine Can Control Outbreak  Audio Clip Available
Expert says study results can help public health officials better manage disease


In Ghana Campaigns Draw To  A Close  Audio Clip Available
In last day big rallies planned


Ghana Ghanaians Hopeful Elections Will Be Peaceful  Audio Clip Available
Polls expected to be free and fair


Nigerian Author Brings African Folklore to American Children  Audio Clip Available
Nigerian Author Brings African Folklore to American Children


80_Liberian_President Sirleaf Speaks on Corruption Again as Liberians Demand More Action  Audio Clip Available
Information minister Lawrence Bropleh says  President Sirleaf has promised a major cabinet reshuffle some time between now and the end of January 2009


Campaign Posters are set up around Ghana for Campaign posters for President Kufuor and rival John Atta Mills VOA Photo C. Giardino Official Campaigning Ends Friday for Sunday's Ghana General Elections  Audio Clip Available
Reporter Peter Clottey in the capital, Accra says the political parties are sprinting to get their closing messages to the voters


Malawi Economists Debate Effect of International Financial Crisis on Aid to Malawi  Audio Clip Available
Many think Malawi is safe in the short run, but fear possible long-term consequences.


Zimbabwe Film Maker a Hit at Canadian Exhibition  Audio Clip Available
Critics give high marks to Rumbi Katedza's short film, "Asylum"


A baby boy cries as he is vaccinated against measles in a camp for displaced people, north of Goma in eastern Congo (File) Measles Deaths Worldwide Fall by 74 Percent  Audio Clip Available
Health officials say aggressive efforts to vaccinate young children is reason; experts say biggest decline occurred in Eastern Mediterranean region


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