Wednesday, December 10, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Ghana's opposition party candidate John Atta Mills (l) and Ruling party presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, 09 Dec 2008 Tight Ghana Presidential Goes to Runoff
Electoral Commission announces governing party's Nana Akufo-Addo received 49 percent of vote while opposition's John Atta-Mills garnered 47 percent

A hungry girl begs for food in sub-Saharan Africa Universal Declaration of Human Rights Turns 60  Audio Clip Available
Ngo ActionAid says the fundamental right is food is at risk for nearly one billion people

A Congolese boy, an ex rebel, sits in a center for demobilized war children in North Kivu Province,(2006 file photo) Civilians in Eastern DRC Get Little Protection from Armed Groups  Audio Clip Available
Amnesty International official says children forced to become soldiers, women raped and warned not to seek treatment for HIV/AIDS

An orphaned Eastern lowland gorilla infant in the care of the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance Gorillas Find Sanctuary in Democratic Republic of Congo  Audio Clip Available
First rescue, rehabilitation center just for great apes being built in Central Africa

Beatrice Mtetwa (file photo) Zimbabwe Abductions Escalate
Judge orders police to find leading human rights activist taken from her home at dawn a week ago; human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa's application finally heard

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