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NIGERIA PIRACY: Greek authorities say a pirates have seized a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria. Officials said Monday that the Aegean Star and its 20-member crew were hijacked on Saturday. They say the ship was carrying oil from Ghana to Benin when it was seized 55 kilometers off the Nigerian coast, in the Gulf of Guinea.
SOMALIA/PIRACY: The European Union's anti-piracy force says suspected Somali pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the northern Indian Ocean. The task force said in a statement Monday the MV JUBBA XX was seized Saturday and has been spotted traveling towards the northern Somali coast.
SAO TOME ELECTION: A former leader of the African nation Sao Tome and Principe will face the country's parliament speaker in a run-off election, after neither captured a majority in Sunday's presidential vote.
MANDELA BIRTHDAY: South Africa's first post-apartheid president, Nelson Mandela, is celebrating his 93rd birthday Monday, as people all over the world honor his life by giving back to their own communities.
KENYA/REFUGEES: The European Union's anti-piracy force says suspected Somali pirates have hijacked an oil tanker in the northern Indian Ocean.
SUDAN/SOUTH SUDAN: Sudan's ruling party is refusing to grant dual citizenship to people of newly-independent southern Sudan.
SAF/BRITAIN/LIBYA: Libya was a key topic in talks between British Prime Minister David Cameron, in South Africa on a trade mission, and President Jacob Zuma.
SAF MANDELA: South Africans are celebrating Nelson Mandela's birthday - many by offering 67 minutes of their day in service of others in accordance with the principles of Mandela Day.
KENYA/INFORMATION-DEMOCRACY: The Kenyan government and partners such as the World Bank launched recently the Open Data Portal offering a range of government information on-line. In the same week, Parliamentary Hansards also became accessible on the internet. Organizers say such access to government information will increase lawmakers' accountability, while critics charge that there is still a culture of secrecy that has not changed with the launching of these websites.
MEDIA/ARREST: British Prime Minister David Cameron will cut short a trip to South Africa in order to deal with a phone hacking scandal that has taken in the media, politicians, and Britain's police force. Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International in Britain, was released on bail Monday after being questioned by police and on Sunday London's police chief quit.