October 21, 2016
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VOA Africa News Summary


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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Nigerian Rebels Attack Another Chevron Facility 
Government forces say they forced rebels to retreat; MEND rebels warn FIFA against holding soccer tournaments in Nigeria this year

Official Says Ethiopian Troops Back in Somalia   
Officials say soldiers began arriving there Friday

UN Boosting Telecommunications to Improve Health in West Africa   
World Health Organization says Africa is lagging behind other parts of the world in treating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and Malaria

Namibian AIDS Meeting Emphasizes Locally-led Programs   
Assistant US Global AIDS Coordinator says local input essential for success

US Soccer Team Takes Time Out for South African Kids 
US National Soccer team took a break from their preparations for the Confederations Cup to meet with a large group of South African children affected by HIV/AIDS

Sierra Leone Government Denies Role in Opposition Leader's Alleged Questioning   
John Benjamin of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party says U.S. authorities questioned him on his arrival in the U.S. about human rights abuses and atrocities in Sierra Leone

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