October 21, 2016
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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Economic, Food Crises Worsen Human Rights Abuses  
Amnesty International report says billions suffer from insecurity, injustice and indignity


World Court Accepts Senegal's Pledge to Keep Habre Under House Arrest
Former Chadian President Hissene Habre awaits trial in The Hague for alleged human rights abuses


Somalia Terrorists Denounce Extended UN Mandate
Al-Shabab threatens suicide, mortar attacks if AU peacekeepers do not leave immediately 


West Africa Sub-Regional Bloc ECOWAS Marks 34 Years of Founding  
ECOWAS executive secretary Mohamed Ibn Chambas says the sub-region has made progress in the area of integration


Donors Freeze Aid to Zambia after Corruption Scandal
Zambian officials say senior Health Ministry officials embezzled $2 million


NGO's Endorse Northern Uganda Recovery Act  
Bipartisan congressional legislation would step up US intervention efforts to protect civilians and rejuvenate DRC,northern Uganda communities


Africa Union Stands By Recommendation For Eritrea Sanctions  
The Africa Union (AU) says it stands by its recommendation to the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on Eritrea despite Asamara's sharp denial.

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