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NIGERIA/ELECTIONS: Nigeria's president is urging voters to participate in parliament polls this Saturday, after elections were twice postponed.
KENYA/ICC: Three Kenyans accused of masterminding the country's 2007 and 2008 post-election violence have appeared for pre-trial hearings at the International Criminal Court.
ITALY MIGRANTS: Italian rescue crews are searching the Mediterranean Sea for survivors of a boat loaded with migrants that capsized Wednesday.
IVORY COAST: Forces loyal to Ivory Coast's internationally recognized president surrounded the home of incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo Thursday following sporadic clashes between the two sides overnight.
LIBYA: Libyan rebels say a NATO airstrike hit a rebel position near the eastern town of Brega Thursday, wounding several fighters.
SUDAN VIOLENCE: Officials in south Sudan say ethnic clashes have forced 34,000 people to flee their homes.
KENYA/HOUSING FINANCE: Middle class demand for home ownership largely goes unmet in Kenya and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Although the mortgage business is relatively new on the continent, officials say the mortgage market is starting to grow.
UN/IVORY COAST: Ivory Coast's United Nations ambassador and the U.S. head of internationally-recognized Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara's political party hold a news conference in New York.
ICC/KENYANS: Three leading Kenyans have appeared before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where they face charges of crimes against humanity for the post-election violence following the country’s 2007 disputed presidential vote.
ZIMBABWE/POLITICS: As South African mediators arrived in Harare to follow up last week's Southern Africa Development Community's resolution to produce a road map for free and fair elections for Zimbabwe, police and militia attacked hundreds of mourners at a city cemetery who had gathered for a memorial service for four young Movement for Democratic Change activists murdered during elections, three years ago.