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NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says the country's final round of elections will be held as scheduled next week, despite riots that followed Nigeria's presidential vote.
NIGERIA VOTE: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is calling out more security forces to stop rioting that has followed his re-election. VOA West Africa Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, the president's leading challenger says that vote was rigged.
NIGERIA REPUTATION: Nigeria may be able to polish its reputation and assume a wider role the global stage if it its upcoming gubernatorial polls are as seemingly free and fair as last week's presidential election, analysts say. Drew Hinshaw reports from our West Africa bureau in Dakar.
UGANDA PROTESTS: Police in Uganda have arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye and charged him with participating in an unlawful assembly.
LIBYA: Witnesses in western Libya say rebels have taken control of a border crossing with Tunisia, following fierce clashes with pro-government forces.
ITALY PIRACY: Italian officials say pirates hijacked an Italian cargo ship in the Arabian Sea near Oman Thursday.
SOUTH SUDAN VIOLENCE: South Sudan's army says clashes with rebel militia in oil-rich Unity state have left at least 20 soldiers dead.
SUDAN DARFUR PROTEST: Hundreds of Sudanese from the country's troubled Darfur region have held small protests across the country's north and west.
SENEGAL MATERNAL HEALTH: A controversial drug that can save women from bleeding to death after delivery has shown promising results in trials conducted in Senegal. The drug may help reduce postpartum hemorrhaging, which is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide.
CONGO POL: The main opposition party in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in dissarray after firing its leader, making it even more difficult to find a candidate to challenge President Joseph Kabila in November presidential elections.