Monday, December 22, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

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Children was past a "no weapon" sign in a camp of Internally Displaced People, near Kibati, in the Nord-Kivu region of Democratic Republic of Congo, 08 Dec 2008 Aid Group: Somalia, Congo, Burma Among Top 10 Crises
Doctors Without Borders says it hopes to focus much needed attention on millions of people who are trapped in conflict and war

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaks at his ZANU-PF's 10th annual Congress in Bindura, 19 Dec 2008 Britain: Mugabe Must Quit as Zimbabwe President
British, US officials urge Africa to pressure Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe's Mugabe Dismisses Washington's Pronouncement  Audio Clip Available
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has dismissed as nonsensical a pronouncement by the United States that a power sharing deal with the opposition wouldn't work while Mugabe remains the president.

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, 08 Sep 2007 DRC Rebels Deny Planned Attack on UN-Monitored Buffer Zones  Audio Clip Available
Democratic Republic of Congo rebels loyal to renegade army general Laurent Nkunda have denied reports that they would advance into United Nations- monitored buffer zones in eastern Congo.

Ousted Mauritania President Freed
Security forces drive deposed president 250 kilometers from confinement in his native village to the capital, Nouakchott

A Nigerian soldier instructs young men to raise their arms in the air as they walk past in Jos, 01 Dec 2008 Nigerian Police Deny Summary Executions Report  Audio Clip Available
Agberiebi Akpoebi, assistant commissioner and first public relations officer for the Nigeria national police says the report is an imagination of Human Rights Watch

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer US No Longer Supports Zimbabwe Power Sharing Plan
Top US envoy for Africa, Jendayi Frazer, made the statement Sunday in Pretoria, South Africa

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