May 27, 2018
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African News Summary

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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Somali President Declares State of Emergency 
Somalia needs military assistance, says PM, as fighting between government and rebels continues in Mogadishu

World Bank: Economic Turmoil Dramatically Affecting Poor Countries   
Investment, capital flows take sharp drop in 2009

HIV Hiding Places Found   
AIDS virus hides in immune cells to avoid drug therapy

Zimbabwe State Media Accuses Tsvangirai of Defying Cabinet Rules   
Prime Minister investigated for reporting publicly on trip to western countries before reporting to cabinet

Former Rwandan Official Gets 30 Years for Genocide 
Former Interior Minister Callixte Kalimanzira sentenced for role in deaths of thousands of Tutsis during 1994 genocide

Electoral Officials Distributing Ballots for Guinea Bissau Vote   
Eleven candidates are running to succeed long-time President Joao Bernardo Vieira who was killed in March

Darfur Advocacy Groups Call on President Obama to Unveil Sudan Policy 
Sam Bell, executive director of Genocide Intervention Network says President Obama should get directly involved in bringing about peace in Sudan


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