June 19, 2018
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African News Summary

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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Ghana Prepares for Obama Visit   
US president is going to Ghana after stops in Russia and Italy

Expectations High in Ghana Before Obama Visit 
Thousands of cheering Ghanaians likely to meet President Obama at the airport when he arrives in Ghana Friday

South African Broadcasters to Decide on Strike Action Monday   
The Broadcast Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) said its members will be voting to determine the next line of action in their demand for better working conditions.

Obama Prepares for Russia Summit, G8, Africa Visit   
US president leaves Washington Sunday for Moscow for meeting on arms control; trip ends with likely emotional visit to Ghana

Nigeria's Oil Communities Blame Oil Industry for Misery 
Recently Amnesty International released a report condemning oil companies for widespread environmental damages and abuse of impoverished communities in Niger Delta

AU Ignores Bashir ICC Arrest Warrants, Human Rights Groups Outraged   
Joint declaration issued at end of African Union summit in Libya says member states would not cooperate in arrest and surrender of Sudan's president on war crimes charges

Government Says Zambia Workers Would Forfeit Pay for Strike   
Thom Yung'Ana, president of the Zambian Union of Nurses Organization says the workers need every penny to buy food for their families and pay for public transport and housing

Somali Government Dismisses al-Shabab Ultimatum to Surrender Weapons 
Al-Shabab's reclusive leader Ahmed Abdi Godane, also known as Abu Zubayr, says government forces have five days to surrender their weapons to al-Shabab

Darfur Rebels, Sudanese Opposition Party Sign Agreement 
Sudan UMMA party - led by former Sudanese Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi - and rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) announced agreement Friday

Gambian Authorities Tweak Court Date against Accused Journalists   
Press union says "bogus charges" may put reporters back in prison as soon as today and intensify President Jammeh's restrictions on press freedom

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