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Abubuwa 10 da ya kamata ka sani a yau: Litinin, 08 Agusta 2011

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NIGERIA/TENURE DEBATE: Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan's proposal to elect presidents and state governors to single, longer terms has sparked debate and considerable backlash in the Delta region.

SAO TOME ELECTION: Former Sao Tome and Principe leader Manuel Pinto da Costa has won a presidential runoff election in the African island nation.

CHAD: African leaders are gathering in Chad Monday for the inauguration of President Idriss Deby. Abubuwa 10 da ya kamata ka sani a yau: Litinin, 08 Agusta 2011

Abubuwa 10 da ya kamata ka sani a yau: Litinin, 08 Agusta 2011

UNHCR/MOGADISHU: The UN refugee agency is beginning a humanitarian airlift of essential relief supplies to the Somali capital, Mogadishu today, Monday. The UNHCR says this is a very important undertaking, as it is the first UNHCR airlift in more than five years.

US/EAST AFRICA/FAMINE: A high-level U.S. government team has arrived in Kenya to assess the impact of the regional drought and discuss solutions with top Kenyan officials.

CAPE VERDE/ELECTION: Former Sao Tome and Principe leader Manuel Pinto da Costa has won a presidential runoff election in the African island nation. The country's election commission said Monday Mr. Pinto da Costa won 53 percent of the vote, defeating Parliament Speaker Evaristo de Carvalho.

SOMALIA/AL SHABAB: On Saturday, Islamist insurgent group al Shabab announced a surprise withdrawal from Mogadishu, clearing the way for government and international forces to retake the city. But an analyst warns the fight for southern Somalia is far from over.

WEST AFRICA/FOOD INSECURITY: As famine continues to ravage the Horn of Africa, aid agencies and government officials remain on alert in West Africa as well where drought, chronic malnutrition and poverty have led to devastating food shortages endangering millions in recent years.

LIBERIA/IVORY COAST REFUGEES: Ivorian refugees who backed former president Laurent Gbagbo say the new government in Abidjan has not made it safe enough for them to return home. Amnesty International says Ivory Coast security forces are creating a climate of fear. As refugees in Liberia settle-in for a longer stay, authorities are trying to move them into larger camps. Scott Stearns has filed for radio and television.

UN/SUDAN: The UN Security Council discusses the situation in Sudan and South Sudan, likely to include discussions of four Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Abyei and Sudanese government delays in allowing their medivac helicopters to take off, and also discussion of the fighting in Southern Kordofan state.

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