December 9, 2016
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African News Summary

 

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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

UN Official: Human Rights Situation in Sudan 'Critical' 
Special investigator says Sudanese intelligence, police and military forces carry out arbitrary arrests, often torture or secretly detain those arrested

6 Killed in Fighting Near Somalia Capital   
Spokesman for Islamist insurgent group says they have captured key checkpoint near village of Galgalato, north of Mogadishu; government denies claim

Unintended Births on Rise in Nigeria, says Study   
Lack of sexual and reproductive health information cited

Zimbabwe Faces More Power Cuts Due to Debt 
Zimbabwe does not have the capacity to meet its power needs

Heads of State Gather for Gabonese President's Funeral 
Omar Bongo was Africa's longest-serving ruler when he died last week after 41 years in power

Egypt Names New Ambassador to Iraq 
Veteran diplomat Sharif Kamal Shahine to fill four-year vacancy left after last ambassador was kidnapped, killed by al-Qaida


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