Tuesday, December 23, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary

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Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Guinean soldiers on armored vehicles patrol streets of Conakry, 23 Dec 2008 Military Leaders in Guinea Claim They Have Taken Power
But civilian government in Conakry says it is still in charge after death of long-time president Lansana Conte

fao logo 93 13mar01.jpg Food Crisis Continues, Especially in Sub-Saharan Africa  Audio Clip Available
Only a fraction of $22 billion pledged for agriculture by donors in June has been given

Children and their parents pick up single corn kernels spilled on the road side by trucks ferrying maize corn imported from S. Africa in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 14 Dec 2008 Bleak Christmas for Zimbabweans as Child Malnutrition Soars
United Nations says half the country's population needs emergency food aid

UNHCR logo UNHCR to Distribute Aid to Thousands in DRC
United Nations reports more than 70,000 people are homeless and living in makeshift camps after fleeing fighting between LRA rebels, government troops

Nigeria Rebel Training Camp Discovered in Niger Delta
Joint Military Task Force says new recruits being trained in long range shooting, use of explosives

Photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency shows Chinese crew member igniting fire bomb to defend against pirate attack in Gulf of Aden, 17 Dec 2008 3 Chinese Ships to Head to Somali Coast  Audio Clip Available
Military says unprecedented deployment will help with international efforts to combat pirates

Yoweri Museveni Recent Attacks Aim to Pressure Rebels to Sign Peace Deal, Says Uganda Minister  Audio Clip Available
Ugandan residents affected by the insurgency of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels are expressing fear that their lives are in danger after regional forces attacked rebel held positions.

Liberia_Charles_Taylor_file Former Taylor Wife to Sue Liberian Government If Assets Freeze Order is Issued  Audio Clip Available
Jewel Howard Taylor, former wife of ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor says any executive order would contravene Liberia's constitution

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