December 10, 2016
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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

UN says War Crimes Committed Daily in Somalia Fighting 
For past month, Islamist insurgents have been battling pro-government forces in heaviest fighting Mogadishu has seen in years

Gabon Prepares for Interim Government Following Bongo's Death 
Gabon's Constitutional Court will formally announce a vacancy in power following Monday's death of long-time president Omar Bongo

Relatives of Slain Nigerian Activists Hail Shell Settlement   
Shell oil company to pay $15.5 million in compensation, not for 'any wrongdoing' but for suffering of Ogoni people over execution of poet Ken Saro-Wiwa, eight other activists

Study: HIV Prevalence Among South African Youth Declining  
Increased condom use cited

Dancing to Stop AIDS   
World Economic Forum on Africa enlists young people to help solve global problems

Probe Underway at Ghana’s Sports Ministry   
Ghanaian President John Atta-Mills has ordered an investigation into the financial activities of the Minister of Youth and Sports who has been accused of financial impropriety at the sports ministry. 

Uganda Opposition Leader Wants Urgent Electoral Reforms   
Kizza Besigye says unless such reforms are made, the next election in Uganda could result into chaos such as that experienced recently in Kenya and Zimbabwe

Cameroon, a Waterlogged Yet Thirsty Nation   
Experts blame rapid population growth and slow infrastructure investment



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