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IVORY COAST: The army chief for Ivory Coast's defiant leader, Laurent Gbagbo, has called for a cease-fire. General Philippe Mangou spoke on Tuesday, as forces loyal to internationally-recognized president Alassane Ouattara continued an offensive to force Mr. Gbagbo from power. Mangou resumed his duties as army chief on Sunday after seeking refuge in the home of the South African ambassador last week.
IVORY COAST/FRANCE: A top French official says Ivory Coast's defiant leader, Laurent Gbagbo, is on the brink of giving up power. Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told parliament in Paris Tuesday that negotiators are, in his words, “very close to convincing” to Mr. Gbagbo to leave.
LIBYA: Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has arrived in Britain and has declared he is leaving Moammar Gadhafi's government.
CHAD/HEALTH: An international humanitarian group says an outbreak of meningitis in southern Chad is affecting half the country's districts "at an alarming rate".
CONGO/PLANE CRASH: A United Nations official says 32 people died Monday when a U.N. plane crashed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
ZAMBIA/SUMMIT: African leaders hope to calm tensions among leaders of Zimbabwe's unity government Thursday, when they attend a regional security summit in Zambia.
ZIMBABWE/MASS GRAVE: Zimbabwean authorities are exhuming a mass grave that they say contains the bodies of people killed by the country's pre-independence government more than 30 years ago.
IVORY COAST: Forces loyal to the internationally recognized winner of Ivory Coast's presidential election have seized a key cocoa-exporting city, as they continue to wrestle control away from incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo.
AFRICA/HYDROPOWER: Ethiopia's prime minister has opened an international conference on hydropower with an impassioned defense of controversial Nile River projects that would make his country a regional energy superpower, but which have raised concerns among Nile consumers Sudan and Egypt.
KENYA/REFUGEES: With the recent surge in the Somali conflict spilling into neighboring countries, Human Rights Watch is calling on Kenya to stop sending refugees back into Somalia.