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HORN OF AFRICA/FIGHTING: At least 10 people were killed and 30 wounded in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Thursday as African Union and government troops fought militants trying to stop food aid from being dispersed in the country.
UN/ERITREA: A United Nations report says the Eritrean government planned a large scale attack on an African Union meeting earlier this year in Addis Ababa.
KENYA/CORRUPTION: Kenya's High Court has ruled that former industrialization minister Henry Kosgey should face trial over charges he illegally imported cars into the country. Kosgey has denied the charges.
S.AFRICA/GOLD MINERS: Striking South African gold miners are set to resume talks with producers Friday to end their work stoppage.
SOMALIA/DROUGHT: Pro-government forces in Somalia continued an offensive against militants in the capital, Mogadishu as they seek to open a path for aid to reach starving Somalis.
MALAWI: The United Nations' human rights office has called on the Malawi government to stop using force, mass arrests and threats to silence opponents.
OBAMA/AFRICA: President Obama meets with African heads of state from Benin, Guinea, Niger, and Ivory Coast.
HORN OF AFRICA/CHILDREN: Drought, famine, and warfare - and running away from these calamities - have profound physical and psychological impacts on children, especially those who are three years old and under. Malnutrition and disease at these vulnerable ages leave a lasting mark stretching into adulthood. Around a half-million children in the Horn of Africa are in need of immediate, life-saving help.
KENYA/WORLD BANK/DROUGHT: The World Bank, which plans to provide more than $500 million to assist drought victims, hold a press conference in Nairobi.
ZAMBIA/ELECTIONS: Zambia's President Rupiah Banda has set national and local elections for September 20, and will seek his first full term in office. Mr. Banda has also dissolved parliament and his Cabinet as required by law when new polls are announced.