Barka! Ga abubuwan da ya kamata ka sani
NIGERIA FLOODS: Heavy rains and flooding in Nigeria have killed at least 20 people in the commercial capital Lagos where the governor has ordered the immediate demolition of buildings illegally constructed on drainage canals.
ERITREA/FOOTBALL: Thirteen Eritrean football players are seeking asylum in Tanzania, where their team was taking part in a regional tournament. A spokesman for Tanzania's home affairs ministry has confirmed earlier reports that the players did not turn up at a Dar es Salaam airport Saturday, after their team was eliminated in the semi-final of the CECAFA club championship.
RWANDA VIOLENCE: Police in Rwanda say a grenade has exploded at a market in the country's southwest, wounding 21 people.
SOMALIA AID: The World Food Program says it is exploring "every possibility" to resume working in southern Somalia, after the Islamist militant group al-Shabab said it would welcome aid groups to areas under its control.
CAMEROON VOTE: Cameroon voters living overseas will be allowed to take part in presidential elections scheduled for October. Opponents of President Paul Biya were threatening to boycott the poll if he did not allow the change.
ITALY/LIBYA: Foreign Ministry spokesman Maurizio Massari to comment on claims that Islamist extremists in the Sahara desert have exploited the chaos in Libya to acquire weapons from the north African country.
U.N./SUDAN: The United Nations Security Council has recommended newly-independent South Sudan for U.N. membership.
CAMEROON: Lawmakers in Cameroon have agreed to changes in the electoral law that would allow some people living outside the country to take part in October's presidential vote. Opponents of President Paul Biya have been pushing the move as part of changes they want before that vote.
LIBYA/NATO: NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told Libyan rebels that the alliance will continue bombing forces of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as long as those forces continue threatening civilians.
AFRICA/HIV: Two new studies done in Africa show that antiretroviral drugs can prevent people from being infected with the AIDS virus, HIV. The findings in Kenya, Uganda and Botswana show that if HIV-negative people take one pill daily, they can reduce their risk of infection by up to
73 percent. It’s called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). The studies were done on couples in which one partner was infected and the other was not.