July 17, 2018
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VOA Africa News Summary


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 Here are today's top stories from VOA Africa:

Cairo Awaits Obama Speech   
Efforts under way as Egyptian capital prepares for US president's visit

Arab World Rolling Out Red Carpet to President Obama   
Despite some misgivings, most Arabs, from Beirut to Riyadh to Cairo, are mulling over importance of US president's Mideast visit

Poverty Eradication Top Priority for South African Government 
President Jacob Zuma makes remarks during first state-of-the-nation speech since taking office last month

Study Finds Large Area of Africa Vulnerable to Climate Change 
Experts cite higher temperatures, unpredictable rainfall

Al-Qaida Affiliate Says it Killed British Hostage 
Group says Edwin Dyer was killed May 31

Gabon Environmental Leader Fights Government Approval to Develop Parkland     
Making a Difference:  Marc Ona Essengui helps stop mining

Kenya Angered by US Refusal to Allow Direct Flights 
Nearly all seats were sold for Delta's  first flight from Atlanta, with planned layover in Dakar, Senegal

Mauritania Military and Politicians Agree to Postpone Saturday's Election   
Mohamed Fal Sidatt, a member of Mauritania's main opposition living in the U.S. says Tuesday's agreement was made possible through strong international community input

Tsvangirai Visit Poses Dilemma for US Officials   
Zimbabwe's massive economic needs test Washington's trust and financial commitment for new unity government

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