Monday, December 29, 2008

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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Presidential candidate and leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Atta Mills casts his ballot during presidential elections in Accra, Ghana, 28 Dec 2008 Opposition Has Narrow Lead in Ghana Presidential Vote
Reports say John Atta-Mills of the opposition National Democratic Congress is running a close race with Nana Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party

Guinea African Union Suspends Guinea
US and EU join in condemning coup but other African leaders ease opposition to military takeover as new rulers consolidate power

Sydia Toure Guinean Opposition Leader Wants Elections Within a Year  Audio Clip Available
Sydia Toure of the opposition Union of Republican Forces party says Guineans want a democratically elected government to get international financial institutions support

Somali interirm President Abdullahi Yusuf (file  photo) Somali President Yusuf Resigns
Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed announces his resignation, says he has not been able to bring security to his country

Somali interirm President Abdullahi Yusuf (file  photo) Somali President Resignation Called Patriotic, Courageous  Audio Clip Available
UN Special Envoy to Somalia praises peaceful move by Abdullahi Yusuf

Zimbabwean human rights activist Jestina Mukoko arrives at magistrate's court in Harare, 24 Dec 2008 Zimbabwe: Imprisoned Abductees Appear in Court
Jestina Mukoko and eight others have denied the allegations that they were involved in a plot to overthrow President Robert Mugabe

Somalia Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein (February 2008 file photo) AMISON Confident of Somali Stability Following Ethiopian Troop Pull Out  Audio Clip Available
The African Union Military Mission on Somalia (AMISON) says it is ready to handle the security situation following the imminent withdrawal of Ethiopian troops.

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