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NIGERIA/BOMB BLAST: A radical Islamic group in Nigeria says it carried out a car bombing that killed at least 18 people at the United Nations building in Abuja. Witnesses said a vehicle forced its way past security gates at the sprawling complex and exploded inside the compound at about 11 a.m. Friday.
NIGER/LIBYA REFUGEES: West African migrant workers are fleeing the conflict in Libya by the thousands, many arriving in northern Niger with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
ZIMBABWE/ECONOMY: Zimbabwe's government has given foreign companies, including mines and banks, two weeks to submit plans to transfer majority ownership to local citizens.
US/SOUTH SUDAN: U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated a State Department official as U.S. ambassador to the world's newest country, South Sudan. Mr. Obama chose Susan Page, who is deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of African Affairs.
SOMALIA/TURKEY: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Somalia Friday, bringing more aid and drawing international attention to the famine gripping the Horn of Africa country.
RWANDA/CHINA: Rwanda and China have signed six agreements for new development projects in the African nation.
IVORY COAST: Ivory Coast has filed charges for the first time against former president Laurent Gbagbo and his wife, four months after he was ousted from power. Ivorian officials say Mr. Gbagbo was charged Thursday with economic crimes, including robbery, looting and embezzling public funds.
IVORY COAST/RECONSTRUCTION: Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, promised to rebuild the war-torn country, but his efforts are sparking anger among Abidjan residents who have lost their homes and businesses to pave way for new construction.
HORN OF AFRICA/DROUGHT: To commemorate World Humanitarian Day, aid officials are discussing the latest developments in responding to the Horn of Africa drought and how they see the situation evolving in the coming weeks and months.
KENYA/DROUGHT: In the Turkana area of northern Kenya, livestock numbers have dwindled drastically due to the drought. Livestock is the mainstay of the nomadic Turkana people, who are relying increasingly on food aid to survive. With the support of an aid agency, one community on the shores of Lake Turkana has integrated a non-traditional food into their rations to meet their protein needs. By sourcing fish locally, a thriving local market is also created, increasing the incomes of fishermen and fish traders and, thus, multiplying the benefits of food aid.