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SOMALIA: The United Nations is holding an emergency meeting Monday to discuss ways to address the drought crisis in the famine-struck Horn of Africa, a day after Australia joined international calls for aid to the region.
BURKINA FASO: Burkina Faso's government says a highway accident involving three vehicles has kiled at least 11 people and injured more than 40.
UN/SOMALIA: The UN Security Council will receive a closed-door briefing on the famine in Somalia from John Ging, Director of the UN's Coordination and Response Division.
UN/DROUGHT CRISIS: The UN's food agency is set to hold emergency talks in Rome as the drought crisis deepens in the Horn of Africa.
SOMALIA/FAMINE REGIONS: The two regions of Somalia devastated by famine, southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle, were once the breadbaskets of Somalia, flourishing with trade. But drought, economic instability and al-Shabab combined to create the disaster we see today.
SOMALIA: The United Nations is seeking $1.6 billion from donors to help millions of drought victims in the Horn of Africa.
LIBYA: The Libyan government has accused NATO of bombing a hospital during an air raid, killing seven people.
SUDAN/SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudan has accused Sudan of launching an "economic war" less than three weeks after the two countries split.
IVORY COAST POLITICS: Ivory Coast's president has dismissed the head of the country's constitutional council, a man who backed former president Laurent Gbagbo during the recent Ivorian political crisis
WEST AFRICA/PIRACY: Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea have hijacked an Italian fuel tanker with 23 crew members on board. The Italian news agency ANSA reports that three pirates seized control of the RBD Anema e Core on Sunday.