Tuesday, December 16, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary

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Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Mohamed Mohamud Guled (file photo) Somali President Names New Prime Minister
Close ally Mohamed Mohamud Guled to replace Nur Hassan Hussein in spite of strong vote of confidence by parliament, Monday

Zimbabwe Mugabe Ally Wounded in Zimbabwe Shooting  Audio Clip Available
State media reports Air Marshall Perence Shiri was allegedly shot in hand while driving to farm near Harare, which he seized from white farmer several years ago

160_Zimbabwe_Crisis South Africa-Zimbabwe Mediation Unsuccessful says Analyst  Audio Clip Available
South Africa-Zimbabwe Mediation Unsuccessful says Analyst

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech at the National Heroes Acre in Harare, 11 Dec 2008 Botswana Rejects Zimbabwe's Accusations as Lies  Audio Clip Available
Botswana foreign minister Phandu Skelemani says Zimbabwe is trying to divert attention from Robert Mugabe's failure to resolve the economic and political problems facing Zimbabwe

Unidentified National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, official shows samples of seized fake drugs at the NAFDAC warehouse in Lagos, Nigeria (File) Nigeria's Outgoing Regulator Vows No Letup in Crackdowns on Fake Drugs
Dora Akunyili cut down on counterfeit and dangerous medicines from 80 to 20 percent in Nigeria in seven years

Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), answers journalists' questions in Ri-Kwamba, southern Sudan (2006 file photo) Uganda's LRA Rebels Call for Halt to Regional Military Offensive  Audio Clip Available
LRA chief peace negotiator David Matsanga says the LRA would defend itself if the military attacks do not stop

Nigeria to Build First Light Rail System for West Africa  Audio Clip Available
Is to ease traffic congestion in Nigeria's port city

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