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NIGERIA/AL-QAIDA: Nigerian authorities say a man with links to al-Qaida helped orchestrate last week's attack on the U.N. headquarters in Abuja that killed 23 people. Nigeria's State Security Service said Wednesday that Mamman Nur, a member of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, masterminded the bombing while working "in concert" with two other suspects who have been arrested.
ETHIOPIA/AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Rights group Amnesty International says a group of its delegates was expelled from Ethiopia this week after meeting with two opposition leaders who have since been arrested.
CAMEROON/ELECTION: Cameroon will hold its presidential poll October 9. The country's longtime president, Paul Biya, is expected to seek re-election despite calls to step down. Voter registration closes Wednesday in Cameroon, just one day after President Biya signed a decree setting the poll date for October 9.
ZIMBABWE DIAMONDS: A human rights group wants some major banks to reevaluate their ties to banks in Zimbabwe, saying the ties indirectly support the trade in so-called "blood diamonds."
KENYA: The International Criminal Court is going forward with cases against six prominent Kenyans linked to deadly post-election violence in the country.
ZIMBABWE/LIBYA: Zimbabwe has given Libya's ambassador to Harare 72 hours to leave the country.
LIBYA: Libya's opposition Transitional National Council has announced a four-day deadline for forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in his hometown of Sirte to surrender.
SUDAN SOUTHERN/KORDOFAN: Sudan has submitted a complaint about South Sudan to the U.N. Security Council, accusing the south of sparking unrest in a border state.
KENYA/UN/IKEA: The United Nations refugee agency says the IKEA Foundation is donating $62 million to help expand emergency relief at the refugee complex in Dadaab, Kenya.
SOUTH AFRICA/POLITICS: Police in South Africa have set off stun grenades and fired water canons to break up supporters of the controversial head of the ruling party's youth league.
KENYA/CORRUPTION: Kenya's anti-corruption chief and four of his deputies are leaving office after President Mwai Kibaki signed a law establishing a new agency to investigate graft