December 6, 2016
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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Gabonese President Omar Bongo Dead   
PM confirms Gabon's longest-serving president died Monday in a Spanish clinic at 73

Rights Group Seeks Probe of Somali Journalist Death   
Amnesty International says Somalia  dangerous' place for media

Somalia Opposition Leader Denies Reports He Was Wounded 
Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys spoke a day after Reuters news agency reported he may have been killed during fighting in central Somalia; he said fighting will continue in Somalia until Islamic law is implemented throughout the country 

African Economic Group Backs Sudan's Leader 
COMESA calls for suspension of arrest warrant against Sudanese president

Egypt Quarantines Dormitory After US Students Contract Swine Flu 
Two Americans being treated in Cairo hospital

Zimbabwe High Court Postpones Trial of Activists   
Group accused of recruiting members of the then-opposition party to undergo military training in Botswana

Nigerian Military Tells People to Ignore Latest Militants Threat   
Military spokesman Col. Rabe Abubakar says the JTF is out in force to protect all oil workers

Satellites Help Cameroon Track Illegal Trading   
GPS will help track shipments and prevent fraud



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