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NIGERIA/BIN LADEN REACTION: In Nigeria, reaction to death of Osama bin Laden, who was killed Sunday by U.S. forces in Pakistan, was mixed. While some expressed support for the U.S. action, others warned it could lead to more violence. Bin Laden’s death offers an opportunity for improved relations between the United States and the Muslim world, said Mallam Auwal Rafsanjani, executive director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center, based in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
IVORY COAST: Global leaders selected to help Ivory Coast heal after months of unrest have met the country's new president and his recently ousted predecessor. Members of the panel, known as “The Elders”, met on Monday with former president Laurent Gbagbo in the northern city of Korhogo, where he is under house arrest.
SOMALIA: Clashes between Somali government forces and the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab have killed 26 people.
IVORY COAST: Ivory Coast's president says former prime minister Charles Konan Banny will lead a reconciliation panel set up to heal divisions from the country's political crisis.
UGANDA: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has refused to back down or apologize for the government's response to the "Walk to Work" protests, or the beatings received by opposition leader Kizza Besigye.
PHILIPPINES DRUG BUST: Philippine law enforcement officials have arrested two people suspected of belonging to a West African-based illegal drug trafficking ring.
RICE ORIGIN: The authors of a new scientific study use DNA research to argue that all domesticated rice comes from a single strain that was probably developed in China more than 8,000 years ago.
DENGUE MOSQUITOES: A new study says that using the "wrong approach" to wipe out mosquitoes that cause dengue fever could actually bring on more epidemics.
LIBYA: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to step down and leave the country "immediately."
ETHIOPIA/WATER: Ethiopia has agreed to postpone ratification of a treaty on sharing Nile River water until a new Egyptian government takes office to join the negotiations. The delay eases a long-running dispute between upstream countries at the source of the Nile and downstream countries that claim historic rights to the water.