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NIGERIA/ELECTION: Voter turnout appeared to be light Thursday in two Nigerian states where political violence forced a delay in elections for governor. The atmosphere was reported to be calm but tense in the northern states of Kaduna and Bauchi. Soldiers patrolled the streets, guarded polling centers and set up checkpoints in an effort to prevent more unrest.
SUDAN POLITICS: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said his government will not recognize south Sudan as an independent state if it claims the contested region of Abyei.
BURKINA FASO: Police in Burkina Faso have staged protests similar to those carried out by army soldiers upset about payment delays.
UGANDA: Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been arrested for the fourth time this month during protests against rising food prices.
ETHIOPIA DROUGHT: The United Nations says two million Ethiopia are need of food aid because of an ongoing drought.
NIGERIA VOTE: Voting is underway in two states in northern Nigeria where polling was delayed by violence that followed last week's presidential election. Nigeria's ruling party retained the presidency, but appears to have lost control of several state governments.
IVORY COAST DISPLACED: Relief officials say more humanitarian aid is needed to help people displaced by Ivory Coast's political crisis.
UGANDA/ARREST: Less than 24 hours after his release, Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been arrested again in Kampala.
CONGO CHILD SOLDIERS: Since 2003, tens of thousands of children have been removed from warring militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Boys and girls return from the bush traumatized, isolated, uneducated and too old to go back to school. United Nations statistics say thousands of armed children are still held by militias. And, many of those that escape, are abducted again by their commanders, or rejoin by choice.
ZIMBABWE POL: The Movement for Democratic Change of Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has opened its congress amid vigorous campaigning and with many party posts set to change hands.