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US/AFRICA FIRST LADY: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is traveling to South Africa as part of a five-day trip focusing on youth leadership, education, health and wellness.
SUDAN TALKS: North-South Sudanese talks on the status of the disputed Abyei region remain deadlocked more than a week after leaders announced they were close to an agreement. Talks will continue Monday in Addis Ababa as northern and southern Sudan attempt to settle outstanding issues ahead of Sudan's scheduled July 9 split.
SOMALIA PM QUITS: Somalia's prime minister says he is resigning, reversing a pledge he made last week to stay in office after an outpouring of support by Somalis opposed to his departure.
UN/SUDAN: The UN Security Council is expected to discuss outstanding political issues in Sudan ahead of the south's independence on July 9. They are scheduled to be briefed by Thabo Mbeki and Haile Menkarios on the outcome of talks in Addis Ababa. The council may mandate and authorize a force to implement the emerging ideas for a security arrangement in Abyei. They will also begin discussions on the mandate of the new peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
FIRST LADY/SOUTH AFRICA: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is due in South Africa late Monday to begin a visit centered on youth empowerment and smoothing relations with the continent's top economic powe
KENYA/EDUCATION: With tens of millions of dollars already missing in Kenya’s Ministry of Education, the corruption scandal currently rocking Kenya’s schools threatens to cost the country millions more.
UN/REFUGEES: The UN refugee agency is launching its annual report on the situation of refugees around the world on Monday, June 20th. The UNHCR reports 43.7 million people worldwide are forcibly displaced because of conflict. This is the highest figure for 15 years.
SENEGAL: Senegalese rights groups are criticizing a proposal to change the country's constitution to create the position of vice president in time for elections next year.
TUNISIA: Tunisia began a trial in absentia Monday of former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who is facing charges including conspiring against the state, voluntary manslaughter and drug trafficking.
LIBYA/CHINA: China says the head of the Libyan rebel group opposing leader Moammar Gadhafi will visit China this week.
The Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement Monday that Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, head of the Transitional National Council, will make a two-day visit beginning Tuesday.