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NIGERIA/DELTA: A United Nations report says decades of oil spills in Nigeria's Ogoniland region may require the world's largest petroleum cleanup that could cost more than $1 billion. The report, released Thursday by the U.N.'s environmental program, said that drinking water supplies within the oil-rich Niger Delta have been damaged by 50 years of crude oil spills.
NIGERIA/KIDNAP VIDEO: British authorities are checking the authenticity of a video claiming to show a British and Italian man kidnapped in May in Nigeria.
SUDAN RAPE: The United Nations has criticized the Sudanese government for imprisoning journalists who reported on the alleged rape of an aid worker in the country.
SOUTH AFRICA/SWAZILAND: Outlawed opposition parties in Swaziland have slammed South Africa's decision to offer an economic bailout to the country.
SAF/SWAZILAND: South Africa has agreed to a $350-million conditional bailout for Swaziland subject to fiscal and governance conditions.
LIBERIA VOTE/REFUGEES: Liberia's electoral commission is working to safeguard voting along the border with Ivory Coast where hundreds of mercenaries from the neighboring political crisis are under arrest and thousands of Ivorian refugees are stretching Liberian social services.
RWANDA/AKAGERA: Near Akagera National Park in eastern Rwanda, hippos, buffalo, elephants and other animals attack people and raid crops, while gangs of poachers roam the forest slaughtering wildlife and sometimes even the rangers trying to protect them.
KENYA/SOMALIA/FAMINE-LOGISTICS: The logistics of transporting food and other supplies to famine-stricken Somalia is daunting. Meticulous planning and funding are needed for such a massive logistical effort. Kenya is serving as a transit point for emergency supplies to be sent into Somalia.
KENYA/TERROR: Kenya's tourism minister has rejected a United Nations report that accuses him and other prominent Kenyans of unwittingly funding activities of Somali insurgent group al-Shabab.
ETHIOPIA/WFP: The head of World Food Program in Ethiopia says the country's emergency food stocks are almost gone, the latest trouble caused by the drought in the Horn of Africa.