Barka! Ga abubuwan da ya kamata ka sani
NIGERIA/BEACH EROSION: Beachfront erosion is undermining a young tourism market outside Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos. Stronger tides are partly the result of fewer trees, abandoned ships and the harvesting of beach sand for construction.
LIBYA: Libyan opposition forces say landmines strewn throughout the streets in the eastern oil port of Brega are making it difficult to secure full control of the town, after days of fighting with troops loyal to leader Moammar Ghadhafi.
GUINEA SHOOTING: Guinean President Alpha Conde escaped an hour-long attack on his residence that left his home riddled with bullet holes when unknown assailants attacked early Tuesday.
SUDAN/WAR CRIMES: A leaked United Nations report accuses Sudan's army and police of possible war crimes in the state of Southern Kordofan, where fighting has raged since early June. The report, obtained by VOA, accuses the Sudan Armed Forces of targeting people who supported the southern Sudanese army during its long fight with the Khartoum government. It says they also targeted members of the Nuban ethnic group, who mostly supported the southerners.
ZIMBABWE/ACQUITTAL: Prosecutors in Zimbabwe have dropped corruption charges against Energy Minister Elton Mangoma, a top aide of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
SOMALIA/FAMINE: Somalia's president has declared a famine in his drought-stricken country and called for more international help to deal with the crisis. While touring a displaced-persons camp in the capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday, President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said food has become so scarce that there is “in fact a famine” in his country.
U.S./SOMALI TERROR: A sixth person has pleaded guilty to helping recruit Somalis from the (northern) U.S. state of Minnesota to return to their homeland in an effort to overthrow the Somali government. The Somali nationals were to join the al-Shebab terror group.
GUINEA/SHOOTING: Guinea's president is calling for calm following an overnight attack on his residence in Conakry.
TANZANIA/MALARIA: Stinky socks are a hot commodity in Tanzania these days. Researchers there have discovered that the odor attracts mosquitoes that transmit malaria four times greater than a human volunteer. The researchers are looking at ways to use the odor to trap and kill mosquitoes outdoors.
U.N./MALNUTRITION: The United Nations Children's Fund says 500,000 children are at imminent risk of death because of malnutrition. Two senior officials from the U.N. refugee agency, who have just returned from Ethiopia and Kenya, confirm the gravity of the situation.