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AFRICAN UNION/DROUGHT An official of the African Union (AU) says there is a need for short, medium and long term approaches to resolving the drought and famine plaguing the Horn of Africa.
LIBYA: Britain has officlly expelled all diplomats from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime and recognized the opposition Transitional National Council as the country's legitimate government.
US/TERROR GROUP: A United States congressman says a Somalia-based terror group is recruiting more Muslim Americans than al-Qaida. Republican Peter King, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee in the House of Representatives, told fellow lawmakers Wednesday that the Somali group al-Shabab has successfully recruited 40 Muslim Americans to join its ranks.
LIBYA: Britain has officially expelled all diplomats from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime and recognized the opposition Transitional National Council as the country's legitimate government.
SUDAN SOUTHERN KORDOFAN: The governor of Sudan's embattled Southern Kordofan region says his government is willing to find a negotiated end to fighting in the oil-rich area.
HORN OF AFRICA: The U.N. World Food Program is set to begin its emergency airlift of food to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa on Wednesday.
US/WEST AFRICA IVORY: An American art store owner has been arrested on charges he smuggled one ton of banned African elephant ivory into the United States.
KENYA/DADAAB COMMUNITY: With humanitarian resources at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camps stretched thin, long-time residents of the camps have extended a helping hand to new arrivals.
KENYA DROUHGT MITIGATION: Drought and famine are causing widespread hardship across the Horn of Africa, resulting in high death rates, malnutrition, disease, loss of cattle, and other calamities. But several communities in northern Kenya backed by aid groups have managed to reduce the impacts of the drought through forward-looking policies such as livestock de-stocking, essential nutritional programs, and resource sharing.
ZIMBABWE: A Zimbabwean rights group says police have arrested 13 of its members who accused authorities of harassing opponents of President Robert Mugabe.