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LIBYA: Rebels in western Libya have launched an offensive against leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces in a town near the Tunisian border.
ZAMBIA ELECTIONS: Zambian President Rupiah Banda has dissolved parliament and set September 20 as the date for new elections.
MALAWI/US AID: Malawi's government says it is surprised the United States has withheld a $350 million aid package because of deadly clashes between police and protesters last week.
UN/SUDAN: The top United Nations peacekeeping official says 500 troops have been deployed to the disputed Abyei region of Sudan.
S. AFRICA/ZUMA: A man has been convicted of assaulting South African president Jacob Zuma at a horse racing event.
SOMALIA FAMINE: African Union forces have launched an offensive against al-Qaida-linked militants in the capital, Mogadishu to help aid groups reach thousands of starving Somalis.
WEST AFRICAN LEADERS/DEMOCRACY: Four West African leaders weigh in on assessing the turbulent state of their democracies at a conference in Washington, D.C.
SOMALIA/AL-SHABAB: Since the onset of the food crisis in Somalia, analysts say the militant Islamic group al-Shabab has been weakened by internal disagreements and the migration of the people they usually extort money from.
DADAAB/MENTAL HEALTH: In humanitarian crises, the immediate focus is often on providing food, shelter and medical treatment to those in need. But, in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps, there is a small but concerted effort to help treat the psychological trauma suffered by refugees who have fled a lifetime of conflict.
AMNESTY/IVORY COAST: More than half a million refugees who fled their homes in Ivory Coast during the recent crisis fear to return, Amnesty International reports.