April 24, 2018
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VOA Africa News Summary


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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

S. Africa's Zuma Says Region Will Help Zimbabwe To Next Elections   
President Zuma urged “all peace-loving countries of the world” to support the unity government in Harare to help it repair an economy devastated by a decade of neglect

Harsh Austerity Measures Implemented in Ethiopia   
Economic growth projections have been slashed amid shortages of critical items, including foreign exchange, electricity and food

UN Agency Says Food Crisis Eases 
Food prices hit record highs last year, but a FAO report says prices are easing downward this year

International Criminal Court Head Visits Africa   
Court President Sang-Hyun Song visiting four African nations to counter wave of criticism on continent after Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Shell Oil Saro-Wiwa Trial Delayed   
Experts say delay could be because of US Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday that reinstated possibility of Shell's Nigerian subsidiary also facing trial in case

Zimbabwe Abandons 'Look East' Economic Policy, Seeks FDI   
Mutambara said Zimbabwe would look neither east nor west but in all directions for potential investors to help rebuild the economy

Court Orders Zimbabwe Minister to Vacate Contested Tourist Lodge   
ZANU-PF Chairman John Nkomo has been attempting for several years to seize Jijima Lodge, a tourist accommodation in Lupane, Matabeleland North, from a local businessman

Zimbabwe Among Top Software Piracy Countries 
Software piracy watchdog says 92 percent of software used in Zimbabwe is pirated

Obama Urged to Press for More Democratic Reforms in Egypt   
Speech in Cairo gives Obama opportunity to voice support for democracy, human rights

Africans Evaluate Obama Speech to Muslim World   
Some say they wanted specifics about ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict

West Africans React to Obama Speech   
Some impressed, some underwhelmed

Local African Fruits Valuable During Food Shortages   
More research and development needed to increase their ability to fight malnutrition

The Future of Africa's Forgotten Crops   
Food expert believes the native plants could help cushion climate change

Scientists Test Once Popular Native African Vegetables for Commercial, Nutritional Value   
Two from West Africa – the moringa and egusi – have been successfully grown in southwest Florida

Documenting the Potential of Africa's Native Grains   
Food scientists urge more research on African grains millet, tef and sorghum

'Lost Crops' of Africa Could Combat Poverty and Hunger   
Expanded research and development encouraged.

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