December 5, 2016
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VOA Africa News Summary

 

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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Gunmen Kill Presidential Candidate in Guinea Bissau   
State radio says gunmen broke into home of Baciro Dabo around 4:00 a.m. (local) Friday morning and shot him in his bed

UN Rights Official Urges Response to South Sudan Tribal Violence   
Series of clashes this year between the Nuer and Murle ethnic groups have left over 700 people dead, according to most estimates

Cape Verde's Largest Island Struggles to Balance Tourism, Development   
Cape Verdean government has taken steps in recent years to promote foreign investment in tourism infrastructure, resulting in large scale development on a few of the 10 principal islands

Ethiopia Charges 46 In Plot To Topple Government 
Accused include a prominent former political leader living in exile in US

Zimbabwe Counting On Comesa To Power Economic Recovery - PM Tsvangirai   
Mr. Tsvangirai said the economic turmoil in Zimbabwe in the past decade had set the region back in terms of global competitiveness

Zimbabwe's MDC Says Party Activists Pressed To Testify In Coup Plot Case   
MDC sources said Terry Musona, Lloyd Tarumbwa and Fani Tembo were forcibly taken from their homes on Tuesday by law enforcement or state security officers

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

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

Cairo Speech Said to Signal Increased Funding of Democracy Programs   
Obama talks directly to Middle Eastern peoples, bypassing government media



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