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NIGERIA: Human Rights Watch Calls for “Neutral” Security-Keeping in Nigeria. The organization Human Rights Watch is calling on Nigerian leaders to make sure security forces act responsibly in stopping post-election violence.
NIGERIA POLITICS: Nigerian officials have delayed gubernatorial elections in two mainly Muslim states plagued by deadly rioting and reprisal attacks after a Christian won a presidential poll.
LIBYA: U.S. Senator John McCain arrived in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi Friday to meet with opposition leaders and to assess the situation on the ground.
KENYA TERROR WARNING: Kenya's police commissioner says the al-Shabab militant group has threatened to attack Kenya's major population centers in the coming days, when Christians celebrate the Easter holiday.
US-SOMALI PIRATE: The United States has indicted a Somali man for his alleged role in negotiating ransom during the 2008 pirate takeover of a Danish merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden.
UGANDA: Ugandan police arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye for the third time this month on Thursday, as he tried to lead a protest against rising fuel and food prices in the capital, Kampala.
NIGERIA/VOTE: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says the country's final round of elections will be held as scheduled next week, despite deadly riots that followed Nigeria's presidential vote.
IVORY COAST: The African Union has lifted sanctions against Ivory Coast, following the fall of former president Laurent Gbagbo.
GHANA/OIL: While Ghana has just started making money from its offshore oil, civil society advocates and economists are warning not enough is being done to make sure oil wealth is a benefit and not a curse to Ghanaians.
AFRICA/WHEAT RUST: Scientists met this week to discuss an aggressive new strain of wheat rust disease that has the potential to devastate crops in many parts of the world. It’s been found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Syria, Turkey, Iran and Uzbekistan. A meeting has just concluded in Aleppo, Syria, where experts made recommendations to stop the spread of the disease and ensure the health of future crops.