Monday, January 5, 2009

VOA Africa News Summary - News from Voice of America

Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa.

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President George W. Bush meets with Sudan's First Vice President Salva Kiir in Washington, 05 Jan 2009 Bush Approves Airlift to Darfur
President Bush announces airlift after meeting with Sudan's First Vice President Salva Kiir

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (file photo) Zimbabwe State Press: New Government by February
Herald newspaper says Tsvangirai and Mugabe factions will by then have joined forces in parliament to pass constitutional amendment

Somalia PM Nur Hassan Hussein, during a news conference in Mogadishu, Somalia, 29 Dec 2008 Somalia Leaders Race to Form Government, as Islamists Advance 
Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein goes to Nairobi in a bid to strengthen transitional government and prevent a security vacuum

Armed fighters from the Al-shabab insurgent group prepare to travel on the back of pickup trucks outside Mogadishu in Somalia, 8 Dec 2008 Ethiopia Leaves Somalia With Many Questions Unanswered  Audio Clip Available
Professor David Shinn says Ethiopia did not intend two year occupation

John Atta-Mills gives thanks in celebration of his election as Ghana's next leader, Accra, 04 Jan 2009 World Leaders Congratulate Ghana on Democratic Election  Audio Clip Available
President-elect Atta-Mills to take power Wednesday

Fisherman Ototoh was happier before oil days Student Leader Calls for International Intervention in Plight of Nigeria's Ogoni People  Audio Clip Available
Kornebari Nwike, president of National Union of Ogoni Students, USA says the international community cannot remain indifferent to the plight of the Ogoni people

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