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LIBYA/AU: Speaking at the start of an African Union summit Thursday, Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said foreign moves to defend human rights in Africa have only deepened problems on the continent.
SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone’s information minister is denying accusations that government land sales to international investors are illegal. Ibrahim Ben Kargbo said, “It is not true that we gave this land to people illegally. We also have protected our people by insisting that each company that operates in this country in the area of agriculture for the purposes of producing biofuels must also meet certain cooperate responsibilities.”
SUDAN/UN: The United Nation's humanitarian agency says Sudan is allowing it limited access to a volatile border town in the country's south but says many parts of the city are still off limits.
SOMALIA/DROUGHT: The United Nations says a food crisis in Somalia is rapidly growing due to rising food prices and an ongoing drought in the region.
SOMALIA/U.S.: A Washington newspaper reports that a U.S. drone aircraft fired on two leaders of Somalia's al-Shabab militant group last week, apparently wounding them.
SUDAN/GOOGLE: To help south Sudan prepare for independence, Internet giant Google is training volunteers to help improve maps of the new country. While the initiative aims to facilitate development in the south, it also could have political implications.
ZIMBABWE: There is growing confusion over whether Zimbabwe can legally export rough diamonds from its military-run Marange fields under the Kimberley Process, the mechanism meant to stop the flow of so-called "blood diamonds." Experts have conflicting views on whether Zimbabwe is complying with Kimberley Process rules.
SENEGAL: A child-help hotline in Senegal provides around-the-clock counseling and protection for young people suffering physical or emotional harm. The free phone service is working to help vulnerable children from across West Africa.
DRC: U.N. forces have launched a one-week offensive in North Kivu province. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) is taking action after attacks by rebel groups.
EAST AFRICA/DRUGS: The world's largest pharmaceutical companies have gathered in Nairobi to develop a strategy to fight counterfeit medicines in East Africa. A two-day conference opened Wednesday to discuss the dangers of counterfeit medicine, as well as ways to limit the spread of the drugs in East Africa and around the world.