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NIGERIA: Nigeria is preparing for nationwide elections that will be watched to see if officials can avoid a repeat of the chaos and fraud that marred the 2007 polls. Voters will cast ballots on three consecutive Saturdays starting April 2 to elect members of parliament, a president and 36 state governors.
UGANDA RIGHTS: A human rights group is urging Uganda to investigate a special police unit the group says has been engaging in torture, extortion and extrajudicial killings.
SUDAN UNREST: South Sudan's army says northern forces bombed two sites in the south this week.
LIBYA: Explosions and anti-aircraft fire sounded in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, early Wednesday, hours after Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed to emerge victorious in the fight against rebels and international forces.
SUDAN DARFUR: The joint United Nations-African Union mission in Sudan's Darfur region says unknown gunmen attacked two of its peacekeepers on Tuesday.
IVORY COAST: Ivory Coast's incumbent president is warning international journalists they will be considered "accomplices to terrorists" if they do not present a more balanced picture of the country's political crisis.
BURKINA FASO: Residents of Burkina Faso's capital report hearing sustained gunfire overnight from two military camps.
CELL PHONE LIFE INSURANCE: Residents of Ghana can now purchase life insurance through their mobile phone, a service the cellphone provider is touting as the first of its kind.
KENYA REFORMS: With Parliament back in session, the Kenyan government has begun a new push to enact reforms before the country’s next election in 2012.
ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Zimbabwe's constitution making process is making progress and both ZANU-PF and the Movement for Democratic Change say the final draft will be ready no later than September.