Friday, December 12, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary

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Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Democratic Republic of Congo Human Rights Watch Details Summary Executions in DRC
Human rights group describes in chilling detail an attack last month in eastern DRC in which about 150 people were killed not far from a UN peacekeeping base


The Kibati IDP camp, with Nyragongo volcano in the background, 10 Nov 2008 Two Young Girls Shot at Kibati Camp in DRC  Audio Clip Available
UNHCR blames violence on soldiers


Cholera patients wait for treatment at Budiriro Polyclinic in Harare, 26 Nov 2008 Unclear When Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic Will be Under Control, says WHO  Audio Clip Available
UN agency stressing both treatment and prevention efforts, but cites difficult field conditions


Nigerian President Umaru YarAdua (file photo) Nigerian Court Upholds Presidential Election
Justices reject opposition challenge to 2007 election of President Umaru Yar'Adua


Ugandan soldiers of African Union peacekeeping mission to Somalia wait to board Algerian Air Force C-130 at Entebbe Airport 9 Mar 2007 Success of Ethiopian Pullout Tied to Progress at Djibouti Talks  Audio Clip Available
Analyst says a new unity government in Somalia could head off instability from Islamist extremists


160_Zimbabwe_Crisis Inspired Botswana Musicians Focus on Zimbabwe  Audio Clip Available
Local musicians show support for Zimbabwe's citizens


A malnourished boy is portrayed at a feeding center in Damota Pulassa village, southern Ethiopia (File) 20 Million People in Horn of Africa at Risk of Famine  Audio Clip Available
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns that urgent action must be taken to avert a humanitarian catastrophe


Republic of South Africa South Africa Cuts Interest Rates to Stimulate Growth  Audio Clip Available
Move an abrupt reversal for country that has been raising interest rates for years to control inflation


An ice sculpture entitled 'Main Street Meltdown,' in New York, 29 Oct 2008 Global Economic Slump Hits Developing Countries  Video clip available
World Bank report says global financial crisis has diminished growth prospects in developing countries


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