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NIGERIA/STRIKE: Nigerian labor unions have called a three-day strike next week to protest failures to pay a new minimum wage.
NIGERIA/GERMANY: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Nigeria for talks with President Goodluck Jonathan.
CONGO/CHOLERA: A United Nations report says cholera has killed 192 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since March.
SOMALIA/AID: For the first time in two years, the United Nations has airlifted aid to a part of Somalia controlled by the militant group al-Shabab.
SUDAN/MASS GRAVES: A U.S. satellite monitoring group has released images that it suspects show a mass grave in Sudan's volatile Southern Kordofan state.
SOMALIA/PIRACY: A maritime watchdog groups says pirate attacks off the Somalia coast climbed 36 percent in the first half of the year, bringing the number of piracy attempts to a record high.
WORLDWIDE PIRACY: A maritime watchdog agency says worldwide incidents of sea piracy are on the rise as pirates -- most of them based in Somalia -- are extending their reach to attack merchant ships from the Middle East and Asia and hold their crews for ransom. But, as Daniel Schearf reports from Bangkok, anti-piracy efforts are also lowering their rate of success.
WHO/FLU VACCINES: The World Health Organization is holding a meeting to review progress made on a Global Action Plan for Influenza Vaccines, which was developed in 2006. The health specialists also aim to develop a strategic plan of action for the next five years.
SOUTH AFRICA STRIKES: So-called strike season is well underway in South Africa with chemical and steel/engineering workers already out on strike and a strike in the mining sector threatening.
UGANDA PROTESTS: The Ugandan government has dropped charges against opposition leader Kizza Besigye for his role in the April "Walk to Work" protests. But, more than a month on, it appears the demonstrations, which provoked international cries for democracy, may have had the opposite effect.