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NIGERIA/BOKO HARAM: Nigerian military officials say 11 members of a radical Islamic sect have been killed in the northeastern city of Maiduguri. The officials say the members of the Boko Haram group were killed during a confrontation with military and police personnel late Saturday.
UGANDA/SOMALIA: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called for an expanded military campaign against militants in Somalia, saying the country is a threat to the economies of East Africa and the "exporter of terrorism" in the region.
SENEGAL/CHAD/HABRE: Senegal's foreign minister says the government decided not to extradite former Chadian President Hissene Habre, just hours before he was to be sent home on Monday.
GHANA: A leading member of Ghana’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) says President John Atta-Mills will soon create a committee to resolve any internal divisions. Ambassador Victor Smith, Ghana’s envoy to the Czech Republic, said the team will examine concerns and grievances to “see to how best we can bring everybody on board and then to move forward towards [elections in] 2012.”
LIBERIA: The chairman of Liberia’s ruling Unity Party (UP), Varney Sherman, denied the party has “connections” with the independent National Elections Commission (NEC).
SOUTH SUDAN: The president of newly-independent South Sudan has appointed a vice president and formed a caretaker government.
SOUTH SUDAN/CURRENCY: Newly-independent South Sudan says it will introduce its own currency next week, the latest step toward establishing the new nation. Finance Minister David Deng Athorbei told reporters Monday that the first shipment of South Sudan pounds will arrive from a British printer on Wednesday.
UGANDA/LRA: Uganda has opened a war crimes trial against a commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army.
ZIMBABWE ARRESTS: The leader of the smaller fact of the Movement for Democratic Change who is also a member of cabinet, two other ministers and several other senior officials of the party were detained by police for several hours Sunday.
DRC: A Congolese colonel accused of leading his troops on a multi-day rampage and mass rape has turned himself in. A military spokesman for the Democratic Republic of Congo said Friday that the colonel, known as Kifaru, surrendered Thursday with about 100 of his men.