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NIGERIA VOTE: The head of Nigeria's panel investigating last month's electoral violence says uncovering the causes of that killing will help prevent future unrest.
IVORY COAST: Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara heads to Senegal Thursday, on his first foreign trip since being sworn in last week.
LIBYA: Libyan officials and medics say two people have been killed by apparent NATO airstrikes in Tripoli.
UGANDA: Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye returned to the country Thursday, ahead of President Yoweri Museveni's swearing in ceremony.
UGANDA GAYS: Ugandan lawmakers have removed the death penalty clause from a controversial anti-gay bill following international criticism.
UGANDA/MUSEVENI: Ugandan President Museveni was sworn in today for a fourth term in office, extending his rule of the country to thirty years. Once viewed as a liberator and reformer, Mr. Museveni is now facing increasing criticism over his consolidation of power and his commitment to human rights.
GUINEA MINING: The world's top bauxite producer, Guinea, recently signed its first mining agreement since the country's return to democracy, which analysts say may expedite the development of its mining sector.
UN/SOMALIA: The U.N. Security Council is expressing grave concern at the continued instability in Somalia, which it says has led to a multitude of problems.
SENEGAL STREET CHILDREN: Quranic schools in Senegal gained much unwanted attention last year with a damning report by Human Rights Watch that said many schools were enslaving their students to beg for money. Amanda Fortier reports from Dakar on one Quranic school that is putting its students first.
AFRICA/HUMAN RIGHTS: Minority Rights Group International released its annual report Thursday in which six of the top 10 countries listed in its Peoples Under Threat index are located in Africa. Group members say discriminatory government policies and long-standing rivalries over resources are the major factors that make particular ethnic groups and communities vulnerable on the continent.