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NIGERIA/CABINET: Nigeria's president has nominated the World Bank's managing director, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for a post in his new Cabinet. Nigeria's senate leader read a letter from President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday asking lawmakers to confirm her nomination.
SOUTH SUDAN/UN: The president of the United Nations Security Council says south Sudan could become an official U.N. member as early as next week.
SUDAN: A prominent member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) says his group is satisfied with an agreement signed with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) to resolve the conflict in South Kordofan state.
SOMALIA/TERRORISM: U.S. officials say a Somali man accused of ties to Islamist militant groups was interrogated for nearly two months aboard a U.S. warship and is now in New York to face terrorism charges.
SUDAN/REFUGEES: Sudanese media say a boat packed with migrants bound for Saudi Arabia has sunk, leaving 197 people feared dead. The state-linked news agency, Sudanese Media Center, says three people were rescued from the vessel and that authorities are still searching for possible survivors. It says the boat caught fire off the Sudanese coast
LIBYA: Libyan rebels have launched an offensive in the mountains southwest of the capital, Tripoli, in an effort to move their front lines closer to Tripoli, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's stronghold.
GHANA CONFERENCE: Being blind is a considerable handicap, but being blind in Africa is even more challenging. In many respects, a blind person in Africa, particularly rural Africa, loses the ability to provide for his family since he or she cannot farm.
AFRICAN UNION/ICC: The African Union says it will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Some African leaders mistrust the international court.
ZIMBABWE: Prime Minister Tsvangirai expressed dismay over the announced pay increases which he said were small but would still break the budget
AFRICA/AIDS: In June a U.N. high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS renewed the commitment to provide universal access to treatment and care. The goal is to reach 15 million people by 2015. But is that goal truly attainable with millions more expected to need antiretroviral drugs in coming years? “We’re a lot closer than we used to be, I think we can say with quite a bit of confidence,” said Christine Stegling, associate director at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Brighton, England, and senior advisor on human rights.