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NIGERIA/FOOTBALL/KIDNAP: Two Nigerian soldiers are accused of helping to kidnap the father of football star John Obi Mikel. Police told reporters in the city of Jos Wednesday that the soldiers are among eight suspects in the case.
NIGERIA/SPACE: Rocket scientists say Nigeria's space program is solving some of the most pressing problems on earth.
NIGERIA/LIBYA: Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, has recognized the Libyan rebel council as the “legitimate representative of the Libyan people.” In remarks to reporters Tuesday, Nigeria's minister of state for foreign affairs, Viola Onwuliri, also called on longtime Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to give up power immediately.
LIBYA: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has urged residents of the capital, Tripoli, to clear the city of rebels, after the opposition fighters overran his compound, taking weapons, television sets and souvenirs from the site.
LIBERIA/REFERENDUM: Election officials in Liberia reported low voter turnout on Tuesday in the country's disputed constitutional referendum. Liberians decided on four proposed amendments to the constitution. The most controversial change would reduce the number of consecutive years a presidential candidate must have resided in Liberia, from 10 to five.
SUDAN SOUTHERN KORDOFAN: A U.S.-based satellite imagery organization says it has found new evidence of mass graves in Sudan's oil-rich Southern Kordofan state.
SOUTH SUDAN/EDUCATION: South Sudan's government says English will replace Arabic as the sole language of instruction in the new country's secondary schools.
ZIMBABWE MUJURU: Zimbabwe's vice president Joyce Mujuru has called for an inquiry into her husband's death last week saying that she will not rest until the mystery of why he did not escape the fire in the farmhouse is solved. Solomon Mujuru was a well-known military leader in Zimbabwe and his death was mourned across party political lines.
AU/SOMALIA: The African Union hosts an international pledging conference for victims of famine in Somalia. East African regional group IGAD discusses security aspects of getting food to the hungry, and the UN World Food Program scrambles to get aid to newly liberated areas.
SOUTH AFRICA/BUS CRASH: South African police say at least 14 children were killed when their school bus veered off the road and plunged into a lake near the southern city of Knysna on Wednesday.