October 23, 2016
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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Al-Qaida Suspected in Killing of Mali Military Officer 
Slain officer had key role in recent arrest of several members of group al-Qaida of Islamic Maghreb 

Clinton: US Eager to Hear Tsvangirai Plans for Zimbabwe 
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says US waits to hear plans for turning around Zimbabwe from visiting PM Morgan Tsvangirai

Mothers Helping Mothers Stop HIV   
Mothers2Mothers program aims to prevent AIDS virus transmission to infants

Striking Zambian Health Workers Want President Banda's Intervention   
Ozias Banda, president of the Zambia national union of health and allied workers says negotiations have stalled to the point that workers do not seem to trust their own negotiators

Cost of Living for Zimbabwe Households Up 2% in May   
Consumer Council Regional Officer for Matebeleland Comfort Muchekeza said food prices have declined, but water, electricity and transport charges meanwhile have surged

Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai to US: Process in Harare Flawed, But 'Irreversible'   
Mr. Tsvangirai was to meet Thursday with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Friday with President Barack Obama to talk about what the White House called “the difficult road ahead” for Zimbabwe

Desert Elephants of Mali Endangered by Severe Drought 
Experts are worried that water shortages are threatening survival of about 400 desert elephants remaining in northern Mali  

Polio Virus Spreading in West Africa 
Liberia, which was declared polio-free in 2006, forced to launch vigorous campaign to prevent virus from re-entering its borders

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