Wednesday, December 24, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

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Capt. Moussa Camara, a spokesman for the coup leaders, reads a statement in this image made from Guinea TV broadcast, 24 Dec 2008 Guinea Coup Plotters Declare Curfew
Nationwide nighttime curfew will begin Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.

Guinean soldiers on armored vehicles patrol streets of Conakry, 23 Dec 2008 ECOWAS Committed to Restoring Constitutional Rule in Guinea  Audio Clip Available
ECOWAS executive secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas says the Guinean people must ultimately have a say in choosing who should lead them

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe speaks at his ZANU-PF's 10th annual Congress in Bindura, 19 Dec 2008 Zimbabwe's President Rejects Calls to Quit  Video clip available
President Robert Mugabe's comments come as country struggles with cholera outbreak and massive food shortage

Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), answers journalists' questions in Ri-Kwamba, southern Sudan (2006 file photo) Uganda Plans for War Crimes Trials  Audio Clip Available
Draft legislation calls for tribunal and truth forum

Ugandan  soldiers taking part in the African Union Peacekeeping mission in Somalia (file photo) Beyond Settlement - Making Peace Last  Audio Clip Available
New book is collection of writings on institution building and security sector reforms

Rose Kabuye is pictured on 7 Nov. 2008 during an emergency summit in Nairobi aimed at restoring stability in the conflict-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Rwanda's Rose Kabuye Returns Home Wednesday from France  Audio Clip Available
Justice minister Tharcisse Karugarama says French authorities did the right thing by granting Kabuye bail because she is not guilty of the charges against her

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, 08 Sep 2007 Congo Vows to Defeat LRA Rebels  Audio Clip Available
Residents in the Democratic Republic of Congo affected by the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army LRA) rebels said they will support a continuous assault on the rebels.

Ghana's opposition party candidate John Atta Mills, left, and Ruling party presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, Ghana, 09 Dec 2008 Ghana's Opposition Cries Foul Ahead of Sunday's Election Run-off  Audio Clip Available
Ghana's main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is accusing the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of rigging the ongoing special election ahead of Sunday's election run-off.

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