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NIGERIA/UNIVERSITY: A northern Nigeria university has closed indefinitely after officials say it received bomb threats from a radical Islamic sect. The University of Maiduguri in volatile Borno State shut down on Monday and officials say it will remain closed until the security situation improves.
NIGERIA/BOKO HARAM: The fear of attacks by Islamic militants in Nigeria is spreading south to the commercial capital, Lagos, where city buses are being checked for bombs. A group that says it is fighting for a separate Islamic state is thought responsible for a series of attacks across the north.
NIGERIA/CABINET: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed several new Cabinet ministers, including naming career diplomat Olugbenga Ashiru as Nigeria's new foreign minister. Jonathan also appointed Bart Nnaji as power minister, as he continues to fill out his Cabinet after being sworn in for his first full term as president last month.
SUDAN: Sudan’s president says the country will issue a new currency following its split with South Sudan last week. President Omar al-Bashir announced the plan during an address to the National Assembly in Khartoum on Tuesday.
DRC: The Democratic Republic of Congo and India have signed a deal to build a hydroelectric plant in southern Congo.
WORLD FOOD PROGRAM: The head of the World Food Program has asked for urgent funding to help fight hunger in the Horn of Africa, as the worst drought in decades continues to devastate the region.
U.N./HORN: The World Food Program says it expects 10 million people will be in need of food aid, as the worst drought in decades continues to devastate the Horn of Africa.
LIBYA: The United States says it is prepared to support Russia's mediation efforts in Libya, as France signals its frustration with the lack of progress in reaching a political solution to the crisis.
SOUTH SUDAN/CURRENCY: Newly-independent South Sudan says it will introduce its own currency next week, the latest step toward establishing the new nation. Finance Minister David Deng Athorbei told reporters Monday that the first shipment of South Sudan pounds will arrive from a British printer on Wednesday.
AFRICA/DROUGHT: As a prolonged, severe drought puts 10 million people at risk in East Africa, humanitarian agencies are hard-pressed to supply enough food and water. Crops have been destroyed, farmland damaged, seeds consumed as food and livestock sold so families can survive. Thousands of people have migrated to neighboring countries hoping to find relief. They often just find more of the same.