Thursday, December 11, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, 10 Dec  2008 Top US Military Officer Concerned Economic Crisis Could Cause More Terrorism  Audio Clip Available
Admiral Mike Mullen says crisis could create instability and, potentially, more terrorism around the world, particularly in African countries

[insert caption here] South Africa - Zimbabwe Border Declared Cholera Disaster Area  Audio Clip Available
Red Cross stepping up hygiene and prevention efforts

Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah (file photo) UN Envoy Says World Has Ignored Piracy Long Enough
Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah says underestimating bandits off Somali coast has cost the world tens of millions of dollars in ransom money

Two displaced children cross sharp lava rock in a camp for displaced people, in Kibati just north of Goma in eastern Congo (File) ICRC Campaigns to Reunite Families in North Kivu
International Committee of the Red Cross to launch a campaign to speed up identification of children separated from their parents so they can be reunited with their families

AU peacekeepers patrol the streets of Mogadishu, (2007 file photo) AU Pleads for UN Intervention for Somalia  Audio Clip Available
AU to ask UN Security Council to strengthen AMISOM and authorize deployment of UN peacekeeping force

Pieter van Dalen with stolen wire seized by Cape Town's 'Copperheads' Unit Strike Force Battles South Africa Copper Thieves  Audio Clip Available
Special unit aims to catch copper thieves who sell stolen scrap metal to local scrap yards

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Commuters Struggle to Afford Public Transport  Audio Clip Available
Many seek affordable alternatives to bus commuting

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