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NIGERIA ELECTION: An official of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says his group has invited all stakeholders to begin discussions about how to improve upon the organization of future polls.
NIGERIA ELECTIONS: Voter turnout appeared to be light during Thursday's elections in two Nigerian states where political violence forced a delay in the vote for governor
UGANDA: Witnesses say Ugandan police killed one person when they fired bullets and tear gas to break up rioters in Kampala protesting the latest arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye.
MADAGASCAR: Madagascar officials say a plane carrying President Andry Rajoelina had to make an emergency landing Thursday because of technical problems blamed on sabotaged.
ZIMBABWE/MUGABE: Zimbabwe's finance minister says foreign travel by President Robert Mugabe and other officials is costing the government millions of dollars it could be spending in other areas.
SUDAN POLITICS: Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, says his government will not recognize south Sudan as an independent state if it claims the contested region of Abyei.
UGANDA/RIOTS: Riots have broken out in Kampala after the fourth arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye.
ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia has denied the International Committee of the Red Cross permission to resume humanitarian operations in the restive Ogaden region. ICRC workers were expelled from the Ogaden nearly four years ago for allegedly aiding members of a separatist group, a charge they strongly deny.
NIGERIA VOTE: Nigerian opposition parties have increased their share of the country's powerful state governors in a vote that the Obama administration says reverses a downward slide of democracy in Africa's most populous nation.
PRESS FREEDOM DAY PREVIEW: Next week [May 3, 2011], the United Nations will mark World Press Freedom Day. This year’s event comes at a time when social media, mobile phones and the Internet are playing an increasing role in giving a voice to the oppressed. As recent events in the Middle East and North Africa have shown, so-called "citizen journalists" are playing a major role.