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LIBYA: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has dispatched a delegation to attend an Arab League meeting set to focus on Libya's crisis.
CHARLES TAYLOR TRIAL: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor's three-year war crimes trial is one step closer to ending at the Hague, with closing arguments underway.
IVORY COAST: A top U.N. official in Ivory Coast says getting Alassane Ouattara back into the country is going to be a complex operation.
SOMALIA PIRATES: Somali pirates holding a Danish family hostage clashed with Puntland government forces during a rescue attempt, killing at least seven soldiers. The pirates have warned that the hostages will be killed if there is another rescue effort.
NIGER ELECTION: Niger goes to the polls Saturday for the second round of a presidential election meant to return the country to civilian hands following last February's military coup.
IVORY COAST CRISIS: The incumbent government of Ivory Coast is rejecting the African Union's endorsement of the United-Nations certified winner of November's presidential election, saying African leaders are making the situation worse and will be held accountable for a possible return to civil war.
IVORY COAST / OUATTARA: Ivory Coast’s internationally recognized president-elect has described nationalization of the country’s cocoa industry as ‘stealing’ and promised to put his skills as an economist to work to reverse a period of economic decline.
IVORY COAST / REFUGEES: The UNHCR says that international attention has been focused in recent weeks on events in North Africa, and is thus not focused on the unfolding tragedy in West Africa. With some 370,000 people displaced in Abidjan and western Cote d’Ivoire, and 76, 956 refugees registered so far in Liberia the total displacement numbers are nearing the half million mark.
UN / MIDEAST CRISIS: The UNHCR says evacuation flights from Tunisia and Egypt are not keeping pace with new arrivals from Libya.
NIGER VOTE: Niger goes to the polls Saturday for the second round of a presidential election meant to return the country to civilian hands following last February's military coup.