October 21, 2016
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African News Summary

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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Somalia Fighting Forces More to Flee Capital   
UN refugee agency says nearly 170,000 people have now been displaced from homes in Mogadishu since Islamist insurgents launched renewed offensive in early May

US Congressional Hearing Examines Military, Political Situation in Somalia   
Obama administration has decided to bolster Somalia's embattled Transitional Federal Government against Islamist forces

Zimbabwe Food Production Improves   
However, UN Food and Agriculture Organizations estimates 2.8 million Zimbabweans will need food assistance in the coming year

Report: Torture and Forced Labor at Zimbabwe Diamond Fields 
Human Rights Watch accuses President Mugabe's ZANU-PF party of profiting from alleged abuses taking place in diamond fields of eastern Marange district

US Helps UNHCR Resettle War Victims from Chad   
First group of 11 displaced civilians from Darfur,DRC, and CAR fly from N'djamena to US to start new lives as Americans

US Providing 'Urgent' Arms Aid to Somali Government 
US says aid meant to help Somali  government repel Islamist 'onslaught,' while complying with UN resolutions aimed at curbing arms traffic

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