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SOMALIA PIRACY: The Australian navy says it has freed three hostages from a Yemeni fishing boat, after they were held by Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa.
WORLD PIRACY: A maritime monitoring agency says pirate attacks are at an all-time high, with 142 incidents reported around the world in the first three months of this year.
UGANDA OPPOSITION: Police in Uganda have fired tear gas to prevent opposition leader Kizza Besigye and his supporters from taking part in protests against rising fuel prices.
CHINA BRICS: Leaders of the world's largest developing nations say the unrest sweeping Libya and other Middle East countries should be resolved without the use of force.
LIBYA: NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Berlin to discuss their military mission in Libya, as rebel fighters call for more air support from the alliance.
RUSSIA/IVORY COAST: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the United Nations took sides in the Ivory Coast conflict, a development he calls a dangerous tendency.
SUDAN VIOLENCE: Officials in the Sudanese state of South Kordofan say militiamen have killed at least 17 people in a pre-dawn attack on a village.
ETHIOPIA SHORTAGES: Ethiopia’s government has taken over the sales of some basic food items after imposing price caps that created/led to shortages in the market place.
KENYA/UGANDA DETAINEES: Pressure is mounting on the Kenyan government to seek the release of 8 human rights activists being detained in Uganda in connection with the July terrorist attacks in Kampala.
WFP/IVORY COAST: The World Food Program says its warehouse in Ivory Coast’s commercial capital, Abidjan was looted a few days ago and subsequently set on fire. In an interview with VOA, the head of WFP’s operations in Ivory Coast says the agency’s entire stock of food has been completely wiped out, leaving about 70,000 people in the city without food aid.