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LIBYA: France's foreign minister says his country has not yet convinced its Group of Eight partners to support its push to impose a no-fly zone over Libya in an effort to ground Libyan war planes.
BENIN ELECTION: Benin's President Boni Yayi has claimed victory in the first round of presidential elections, but his top rival is disputing the results.
IVORY COAST: Witnesses in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan report heavy fighting between forces of the country's two rival presidents.
SUDAN TALKS: The United States and two European allies say they are seriously concerned about the breakdown in talks between north and south Sudan.
US SOMALI PIRATES: A U.S. court has sentenced five Somali pirates to life in prison for an armed attack last year on a U.S. naval ship.
MAURITANIA - US: The trial has begun in Mauritania for three-suspected al-Queda members accused of killing a U.S. citizen in 2009.
NIGERIA ELECTION VIOLENCE: Nigeria's secret police say increased violence in recent months, particularly bombings of campaign rallies, threaten presidential and legislative elections planned for April.
KENYA / SUSPECTS: As Kenyan efforts to halt an International Criminal Court Case continue, the Court’s prosecutor is questioning the role of one of the suspects in the current government.
SUDAN / TROIKA: The United States, Norway and Britain on Tuesday called for the resumption of talks between Khartoum and southern Sudan ahead of the south's planned independence later this year.
ISRAEL INTERCEPT: Israeli naval commandos on Tuesday boarded a Liberian-flagged merchant ship in the Mediterranean suspected of smuggling weapons to the Gaza Strip, the military said. The voyage originated in Syria, causing alarm among Israeli officials.