Friday, December 26, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary

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Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Lansana Conte (2002 photo) Tens of Thousands Attend Conte Funeral
Leader of this week's coup in Guinea, Moussa Camara, had promised 'grandiose funeral' for Lansana Conte, who ruled the country for nearly 25 years


Capt. Moussa Camara, a spokesman for the coup leaders, reads a statement in this image made from Guinea TV broadcast, 24 Dec 2008 Analyst Hopeful Military Rulers Would Transform Guinea Into a Democratic Society  Audio Clip Available
Lansine Kaba, professor emeritus of history and African and African American studies at the University of Illinois says Guineans want their country to be transformed like Mali and Ghana


Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko arrives at magistrate's court in Harare, 24 Dec 2008 Zimbabwe Police Defy High Court Order
Lawyers representing detained pro-democracy activists, officials of Movement for Democratic Change say police have refused to release any of those who Harare High Court ordered freed on Christmas Eve


Woman suspected to be suffering from cholera, is transported in wheelbarrow to Harare clinic for treatment, 18 Dec 2008 Zimbabwe Humanitarian Crisis Includes Hunger, Cholera, HIV/AIDS  Audio Clip Available
Ngo ActionAid says problems are inter-related


Nelson Chamisa (file photo) Zimbabwe's Main Opposition Calls for Resignation of Police Commissioner  Audio Clip Available
MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa says commissioner Augustine Chihuri has shown wanton disrespect for the rule of law


Chinese destroyers and supply ship at port in Sanya, southern Hainan province, before leaving for their first overseas mission, 26 Dec 2008 China Launches Anti-Piracy Mission  Audio Clip Available
Three Chinese ships head to Gulf of Aden to escort, protect merchant vessels


Abdullahi Yusuf (Nov 2007) Some Somalis Demand Ethiopian Troops Withdrawal  Audio Clip Available
Some Somalis are demanding Ethiopian troops leave the country and replaced by a United Nations peacekeeping force despite the UN secretary general's rejection of such a move.


Ghana's opposition party candidate John Atta Mills, left, and Ruling party presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra, Ghana, 09 Dec 2008 Ghana Closes Borders Ahead of Sunday's Run-off Election  Audio Clip Available
Ghana will today (Friday) close its borders with three neighboring countries ahead of Sunday's election run-off.


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