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NIGERIA VIOLENCE: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Navi Pillay is calling on Nigeria’s national and local authorities to tackle the underlying causes of the deadly ethnic and religious violence in the so-called middle belt in an effort to bring about reconciliation. The High Commissioner's spokesman tells VOA Nigeria's security forces must be more even-handed in responding to acts of violence because its heavy-handed actions aggravate resentment and makes the violence worse.
LIBYA: Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on charges that he has committed crimes against humanity. In a statement Friday, Interpol says it issued a "red notice" for the arrest of Mr. Gadhafi, his son Saif al-Islam and former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, asking all 188 member countries to help locate and apprehend them.
SUDAN/DARFUR: Sudanese officials say 13 police officers were killed and at least 30 wounded during a hostage rescue attempt in the volatile Darfur region. Police say the officers were attempting to free three soldiers in Jebel Mara when they confronted an armed gang on Thursday.
LIBYA CONFLICT: As a midnight deadline for pro-Gadhafi fighters to lay down their arms approaches, there are signs that loyalists to the former Libyan leaders are preparing to make fight on.
LIBYA/US: The rapprochement between the US and Libya that started when Col Gadhafi renounced weapons of mass destruction had already stalled by the time the uprising in Libya began because of Libyan demands for US arms sales and factionalism in the Gadhafi government.
LIBYA/UN: The UN Security Council is briefed by Ian Martin, the UN Secretary-General's special advisor on post-conflict Libya. Mr. Martin just spent five days in Tripoli and met with the NTC.
LIBYA/EGYPT/LESSONS: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from office in February and more recently anti-government forces in Libya drove long-time leader Moammar Gadhafi from power. But Egypt still lacks a stable central government and Libya is without a widely accepted national authority.
KENYA/WITNESSES: The trials against suspects in Kenya’s post-election violence have yet to begin at the International Criminal Court but the issue of witness intimidation has once again reared its head.
ZIMBABWE POLITICS: A Deputy Sheriff has ordered occupants at an Anglican Church and an orphanage in Murewa to vacate in order to make way for sympathizers of ex-communicated Anglican Bishop, Nolbert Kunonga - a supporter of President Robert Mugabe. Meanwhile in Harare, there was more violence against ostensible government partner Movement for Democracy Change (MDC) supporters continues in Harare ahead of MDC rally.
ETHIOPIA/TERRORISM ARRESTS: Ethiopian police have arrested a famous stage and screen actor in an ongoing roundup of terrorism suspects that has also netted journalists and prominent opposition politicians.
INDIA FILMS: An increasing number of foreign films are being shot in India, including some sequences of the latest James Bond movie.