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NIGERIA/CABINET: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says his new Cabinet is facing high expectations from Nigerians who want a stronger economy and better security. President Jonathan says his new Cabinet must rethink the way Nigeria is run to meet what he says are considerable expectations from voters demanding more jobs and better public services.
SOMALIA FAMINE: The rebel group that controls two famine-stricken regions of Somalia is rejecting international reports of the crisis.
SOMALIA PIRACY: An multinational effort against Somali pirates has resulted in a task force aimed at taking down the organizers, financiers, and negotiators behind the piracy business.
SENEGAL: Senegal has banned political protests in key public areas, two days ahead of a planned rally against President Abdoulaye Wade and his government.
MALAWI: Malawi troops are patrolling major cities Friday after anti-government protesters clashed with police this week, leaving 18 people dead.
IVORY COAST: The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has visited former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo,who has been detained in the west African nation since April.
UN/AFRICA: The United Nations Security Council has condemned the ongoing attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) against people in central Africa.
SOMALIA MINISTER: The family of Somalia's minister for women has denied reports that the kidnapped official has been released by suspected al-Shabab militants.
SOMALIA/R&B REFUGEES: A group of Somali friends who have fled their country have reassembled as a rhythm and blues and hip-hop band in South Africa. But even in their new country, where they are living as refugees, they also face threats to their lives.
AFRICA/COMMUNITY RADIO: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding community radio networks in Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia to enhance coverage of key development issues.