VOA News: Africa Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:18:13 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America Egypt Hails Fishermen Who Battled Pirates and Won Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:18:13 +0200 Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:18:13 -0400 Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:18:13 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-23-voa22.cfm?rss=africa Group of Egyptian fishermen who recently overpowered their Somali pirate captors made a triumphant return home Sunday "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-23-voa22.cfm?RSS=Africa" Press Freedom in Nigeria Leads to Blogging Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:24:54 +0200 Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:24:54 -0400 Sun, 23 Aug 2009 19:24:54 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/2009-08-23-voa23.cfm?rss=africa Young people stay away from politics because of the bad image politicians have created. "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2009-08-23-voa23.cfm?RSS=Africa" Niger Opposition to Defy Tandja’s Decree Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:16:28 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:16:28 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:16:28 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/2009-08-24-voa2.cfm?rss=africa The opposition parties contend that the president flouted the constitution after failing to organize fresh elections 45 days after he dissolved parliament. "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2009-08-24-voa2.cfm?RSS=Africa" Ongoing Somali Violence is a Religious Warfare, Says Analyst Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:47:55 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:47:55 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:47:55 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/2009-08-24-voa3.cfm?rss=africa Hard line insurgents, including al-Shabab are determined to demonstrate that they are more devout Muslims than the government "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2009-08-24-voa3.cfm?RSS=Africa" Guinea's Junta Leaders React to Pressure Not to Stand in Next Year's Elections Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:42:58 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:42:58 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:42:58 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/2009-08-24-voa7.cfm?rss=africa Elizabeth Cote, country director for Guinea for IFES says junta leader Moussa Camara appears to be sensitive to the mounting international pressure for him not to stand in the 2010 elections "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2009-08-24-voa7.cfm?RSS=Africa" Support for Mugabe, ZANU-PF Plunges Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:06:48 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:06:48 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:06:48 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa20.cfm?rss=africa Survey shows less than 10 percent of adults would vote for Mr. Mugabe or his party, ZANU-PF, if elections were held now "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa20.cfm?RSS=Africa" Kenyans Wary as National Census Begins Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:35:16 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:35:16 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:35:16 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa22.cfm?rss=africa Kenya's population is expected to reach 40 million as experts say the country's food, water, and power supplies are at emergency levels "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa22.cfm?RSS=Africa" Critics Blame Niger Delta Violence on Ruling Party Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:49:22 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:49:22 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 15:49:22 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/africa/2009-08-24-voa23.cfm?rss=africa Infrastructure has improved in Niger delta according to the Ruling Party. "www.voanews.com/english/Africa/2009-08-24-voa23.cfm?RSS=Africa" Berlusconi to Go Ahead With Libya Visit, Despite Lockerbie Outrage Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:04:33 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:04:33 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 16:04:33 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa25.cfm?rss=africa Italy's FM defends move, says Mr. Gadhafi is the head of the AU and has collaborated with Italy on immigration issues "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa25.cfm?RSS=Africa" Guinea Military Ruler May Run for President Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:10:06 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:10:06 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:10:06 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa26.cfm?rss=africa Captain Moussa Camara changes his position, says he will not humiliate his supporters by ignoring their demands to run for elections "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa26.cfm?RSS=Africa"