Barka! Ga abubuwan da ya kamata ka sani
NIGERIA / POLITICS: A Nigerian court is expected to rule Friday on whether Attahiru Jega is legally qualified and eligible to serve as chairman of the country's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). President Goodluck Jonathan appointed Jega to the post. But the National Conscience Party (NCP) says he is not qualified.
IVORY COAST: The United Nations says troops loyal to Ivory Coast's incumbent president, Laurent Gbagbo, have fired mortars into a market in the main commercial city of Abidjan, killing at least 25 people. The U.N. mission in Ivory Coast says at least 40 other people were wounded in the attacks.
IVORY COAST: Incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo is expected to address the nation soon, as the death toll mounts from clashes between his forces and supporters of rival president Alassane Ouattara.
Abubuwa 10 da ya kamata ka sani a yau: Jumma'a, 18 Maris 2011
KENYA / ELECTIONS: The date of the country's upcoming presidential and Parliamentary elections is unclear, with the chairman of the Commission for Implementation of the Constitution announcing they would be next August, and the Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister saying next December.
IVORY COAST CRISIS: The United Nations says it needs more money to help civilians displaced by Ivory Coast's political crisis as government troops fired mortars into a city market, killing at least 25 people. The incumbent president is expected to address the nation Friday about African Union calls that he step down.
NIGERIA VOTE: The Federal High Court in Lagos is expected to rule on an opposition challenge to the eligibility of Electoral Commission Chairman Attahiru Jega.
NIGERIA / AMNESTY: There's a rising tide of political, ethnic and religious violence in Nigeria that risks threatening the stability elections set to take place in April, according to the campaign group Amnesty International. On Friday the group released a report calling for the Nigerian authorities to bring the situation under control.
SAF / ARISTIDE: Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide has left South Africa after seven years in exile to return to Haiti.
AFRICA POWER: Industry experts and executives are meeting to discuss how to make large scale energy projects work in sub-Saharan Africa.
ZIMBABWE: A popular daily newspaper banned by the Zimbabwe government eight years ago is back on sale Friday. The privately-owned Daily News published a promotional issue after receiving a new license to operate.