Barka! Ga abubuwan da ya kamata ka sani
NIGERIA/ELECTION PREVIEW: After voting in the parliament elections last weekend, Nigerians will head to the polls again this Saturday -- this time to elect a president.
LIBYA: Diplomats are gathering in Qatar Wednesday to coordinate an international response to the Libyan conflict.
IVORY COAST: French and Ivorian forces are patrolling the streets of Ivory Coast's main city, working to restore security in Abidjan after four months of post-election violence.
US/KENYA: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has praised the people of Kenya for bringing change to their country in the wake of the 2007 post-election violence.
SWAZILAND PROTESTS: The U.S. embassy in Swaziland is calling on the authorities to allow anti-government protests, after police used force to stop a march Tuesday.
UN/IVORY COAST: The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold consultations on the situation in the Ivory Coast.
IVORY COAST CRISIS: Soldiers who backed Ivory Coast's former president are being ordered back to work behind the country's new leader as part of an effort to restore security after more than four months of political violence.
CONGO/RAPE: United Nations officials have called the Democratic Republic of Congo ‘the rape capital of the world’ and railed against the atmosphere of impunity that allows soldiers and civilians to rape women and children without fear of arrest. This year, trials in Congo have offered a glimmer of hope for victims as army officers were sentenced to life in prison, but Congolese doctors say rape is still a weapon in the simmering conflict in Eastern Congo.
KENYA/RUTO: International Criminal Court suspect and suspended Kenyan Minister William Ruto has been cleared of fraud charges in Kenya’s courts, paving the way for his return to cabinet.
SOMALIA/CONFERENCE: With the mandate of Somalia’s transitional government nearing an end, the United Nations has convened a conference in Nairobi to discuss the future of the Horn of African nation, but with major stakeholders absent observers expect little progress.