Barka! Ga abubuwan da ya kamata ka sani
SOMALIA BLAST: Officials in southwestern Somalia say a bomb blast killed eight people who were traveling in a minibus.
IVORY COAST: The new Ivory Coast government says it has launched a preliminary investigation into former president Laurent Gbagbo, who was arrested for refusing to step down after losing the election.
SUDAN POLITICS: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has fired his security adviser, a move that analysts reflects divisions in the ruling party.
ZIMBABWE NEWSPAPER RAID: An independent newspaper in Zimbabwe says criminals broke into its officers and stole important computers and hard drives.
KENYA/CABINET: Amid questions of ICC suspect William Ruto regaining his post in as Kenya's Minister of Higher Education, Prime Minister Raila Odinga has indicated major changes to the country's cabinet are in the works.
KENYA/ELECTORAL LAWS: Kenya's Parliament has begun debate on a critical law that will govern the country's next presidential elections in 2012.
KENYA/POLITICS: In Kenya, debate has been sparked about country-wide prayer meetings held before and after six high-profile suspects traveled to The Hague in connection with post-election violence charges. Organizers say the prayer meetings were attempts to sow peace among Kenyans, while critics contend they were thinly-disguised political rallies that will grow in frequency as the 2012 election date draws nearer.
NIGERIA VOTE: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he will be forced to impose a state of emergency in two northern states if they are not able to complete elections this week.
IVORY COAST COCOA: Exports of Ivory Coast's cash crop cocoa are set to resume this week, but economists say the country's recent unrest may have permanently ended its standing as the world's top exporter of the chocolate ingredient.
AU/LIBYA: The African Union will hold an extraordinary meeting of heads of state next month to examine more rapid and effective ways of responding to continental crises. The AU summit call was prompted by concerns that the organization is being sidelined as big powers dictate solutions to African conflicts.