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NIGERIA/GOODLUCK JONATHAN: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says his new cabinet is facing high expectations from Nigerians who want a stronger economy and better security.
BRITAIN/KENYA: Four Kenyans have won court approval to sue the British government for alleged torture they received during the anti-colonial Mau Mau rebellion.
SOMALIA/WAR CRIMES: Amnesty International says the systematic recruitment of child soldiers, many of them under the age of 15, is escalating in Somalia.
GUINEA/ASSASSINATION: Guinean authorities have arrested at least 37 soldiers in connection with a failed attempt to assassinate the recently-elected President Alpha Conde.
SENEGAL/PROTESTS: Senegal's government has banned political demonstrations in the capital ahead an opposition protest planned for Saturday.
MALAWI/PROTESTS: Riot police fanned out across Malawi Thursday,as shops closed in fear of more rioting that Malawai officials resulted in the death of at least nine people.
GAMBIA/AMNESTY: Gambians Friday mark 17 years since Yahya Jammeh took power in a military coup. He says his re-election in September is a "foregone conclusion." Amnesty International says his rule involves enforced disappearances, killings, and torture.
KENYA/IVORY: Kenya's president has set fire to more than five tons of elephant ivory to highlight the problem of poaching in East Africa.
SOMALI/AID/ACCESS: The famine in Somalia is located in two areas under the control of the al-Qaida linked militant group al-Shabab, which has been hostile to foreign aid groups in the past. UNICEF recently landed an air lift into one of the famine-stricken towns, and some local groups have found a way to operate with permission from militants.
SUDAN/UN: A prominent member of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has dismissed a leaked UN report, calling it biased and untrue. The report accuses Sudan's army and police of possibly committing war crimes in the state of Southern Kordofan, where fighting has raged since early June. It says government forces also targeted members of the Nubian ethnic group.