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ZIMBABWE/FACEBOOK TRIAL: The trial of a man who was Zimbabwe's first "Facebook arrest" is set to begin Wednesday. The man is charged with "subverting a constitutional government" for commenting on a Facebook page allegedly insulted Robert Mugabe.
NIGERIA/BUS ROBBERY: Nigerian police say at least 13 people were struck and killed by a speeding vehicle after they were forced to lie in the middle of the road during a robbery.
ZIMBABWE BUS CRASH: At least 13 people have died in the second major bus crash in Zimbabwe this week.
SUDAN DARFUR: Sudan has threatened to terminate the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur, saying its new mandate infringes on its national sovereignty.
HORN OF AFRICA DROUGHT: The United Nations says the number of Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa has soared to more than 860,000, many of them forced out by the ongoing drought and famine.
SOUTH AFRICA/SWAZILAND: South Africa has agreed to bail out its cash-strapped neighbor Swaziland.
UNICEF/HORN OF AFRICA: The UN Children's Fund is appealing to the air transport industry for free or heavily discounted cargo space to help transport emergency nutritional supplies to the Horn of Africa. UNICEF says it is urgent to get special therapeutic food to treat hundreds of thousands of acutely malnourished children who are at risk of dying. UNICEF says flying the supplies to Nairobi is the quickest way to get them there. But, it notes this is very costly and it can't afford to pay the price because its appeal for money has met with a poor response.
UN/ZIMBABWE: The UN says Zimbabwe needs more than $450 million in emergency food aid while the Commercial Farmers Union supplies statistics of the cost of land reform to food crop production and Zimbabwe's agricultural situation.
LIBERIA/VOTE CORRUPTION: In Liberia, fighting corruption is a big issue in the presidential campaign. The head of Liberia's anti-corruption division wants direct prosecutorial powers.
TUNISIA/LIBYA BORDER: Five months into Libya's civil war, diplomatic efforts are intensifying to end it. Rebels in eastern Libya are pushing west. And in the northwest, opposition fighters control a strategic border crossing into Tunisia -- where Lisa Bryant visited for VOA to report on the conflict's fallout in both North African countries.