Barka! Ga abubuwan da ya kamata ka sani
NIGERIA/CAR BOMBER: Police in northern Nigeria say they have shot and killed a man attempting to drive a car bomb into a local police headquarters. Borno State Police Commissioner Simeon Midenda says the guards killed the man Monday as he tried to force his way into police headquarters in the city of Maiduguri while a recruitment drive was underway.
UGANDA POLITICS: Police in Uganda have surrounded the home of opposition leader Kizza Besigye, who was arrested several times earlier this year for leading protests against rising prices.
SOMALIA/WFP/FOOD THEFT: The U.N. World Food Program says it is investigating the alleged theft of food aid brought into famine-stricken Somalia. The WFP released a statement Monday following an Associated Press report that said thousands of sacks of food meant for famine victims have been stolen. The report said the food sacks, stamped as coming from the WFP or the U.S. and Japanese governments, are being sold in markets of the capital, Mogadishu.
HORN OF AFRICA DROUGHT: China says it will donate $55 million to help combat drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.
UN/SUDAN/WAR CRIMES: The United Nations human rights office has called for an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sudan's Southern Kordofan region.
SUDAN/KIDNAPPING: An Italian aid worker has been kidnapped in Sudan's Darfur region. Italy's foreign ministry says 34-year-old Francesco Azzara was abducted Sunday while driving to the airport in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state.
SOMALIA/AFRICA RESPONSE: As the calls for assistance to fight the famine in Somalia increase, Aid group Oxfam says African countries must also do their part to prevent more suffering.
SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's "strike season" continues, as 300,000 municipal workers across every town and city have embarked on a strike demanding 18 percent wage increases. Previous municipal strikes have sometimes turned nasty and violent.
SOMALIA/HUMAN RIGHTS: Human Rights Watch Monday is releasing its report detailing war crimes in Somalia by all sides to the conflict. Indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas, extrajudicial killings, and mass displacement have increased as African Union peacekeepers and Transitional Federal Government forces have sought to take the fight to al-Shabaab since February 2011 in Mogadishu and beyond, says the report.
MOGADISHU CATHEDRAL: More than 100,000 people have fled into Somalia's famine-hit and war-torn capital in the past few months in search of food, water and medicine. With camps now overcrowded, some have sought refuge in the crumbling shell of a cathedral, built by Italian colonial authorities in the 1920s but destroyed in years of bloody civil war.