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C.A.R. PRESIDENT: The president of the Central African Republic, Francois Bozize, is urging opponents to recognize his victory in January's election.
NIGER ELECTION: Niger's electoral commission says veteran opposition leader Mahamadou Issoufou has won the country's presidential run-off election.
S. ASIA SOMALI - PIRATES: The Indian navy says it has captured 61 suspected Somali pirates and rescued 13 hostages from a hijacked ship in the Arabian Sea.
NIGERIA - HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH: Human Rights Watch and the Nigerian Bar Association want Nigeria's legislature to establish a panel to investigate and prosecute election-related abuses and violence.
SOUTH SUDAN - VIOLENCE: A spokesman for south Sudan's army says 42 people have been killed in fighting between the army and rebels in Upper Nile state.
IVORY COAST: Fighting in Ivory Coast between supporters of the two rival presidents has spread to a new part of Abidjan.
AFRICA - FOOD SECURITY: Agricultural researchers from five African countries and Australia met in Kenya's capital recently to discuss how to improve food security in Eastern and Southern Africa. Under a four-year joint program called SIMLESA, researchers aim to increase the quality and quantity of maize and legume crops through the use of new or improved technologies. This, in turn, is expected to raise farmers' incomes and make more food available in local and international markets.
NIGER - VOTE: Niger's electoral commission has named long-time opposition leader, Mahamadou Issoufou, winner of Saturday's presidential run-off election, according to provisional results announced Monday. The poll is meant to return the country to civilian government following last February's military coup.
ZIMBABWE - COURTS: Lawyers have filed an application for bail for Movement for Democratic Change cabinet minister Elton Mangoma. Lawyers are also trying to secure bail for nine people charged with treason, six in Harare and three in second city Bulawayo.
LIBYA - BRITAIN: International powers should consider arming Libyan rebels, Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday. He said it would be a 'nightmare' if Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi stays in power.