Barka! Ga abubuwan da ya kamata ka sani
WORLD HUNGER: An international aid group is calling for an overhaul of the world's food system, saying prices for staples such as corn will double in the next 20 years.
SUDAN: The African Union says north and south Sudan have signed an agreement to create a demilitarized border zone and a joint diplomatic effort to maintain stable relations.
LIBYA/DIPLOMACY: NATO planes bombed targets in the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, just hours after South African envoy Jacob Zuma met with embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in his Bab Aziziya military camp. Mr. Zuma appears to have been unable to secure a ceasefire between Mr. Gadhafi's government and the rebel Transitional National Council in Benghazi.
LIBERIA REFUGEES: Tens of thousands of Ivorian refugees remain in Liberia, the vast majority in villages and host communities near the border that Liberian authorities say are running out of food and struggling to cope as rainy season begins.
WEST AFRICA CENTRAL BANK: Leaders from francophone West African countries name a new governor to lead the region's central bank, bringing stability to an organization that was thrown into disorder during Ivory Coast's political crisis
SENEGAL / HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGY: A pilot project in rural Senegal uses text messaging to remind women of upcoming doctor’s appointments and local health meetings.
SUDAN SECURITY ACCORD: North and South Sudan have agreed to set up a joint security mechanism to manage tensions along their disputed border. The deal calls for establishment of a demilitarized zone and formation of joint patrols to monitor activity along the frontier.
AFRICA/HEALTH: At least five African countries have set up "home grown school feeding" (HGSF) initiatives. In these programs, local farmers supply produce to schools to feed the schools' children, with the aim of improving child nutrition and developing local agricultural markets. Nutritional and child-care experts urge African governments to set up or strengthen HGSF initiatives, which are working well in Kenya.
INSIGHT/IMMIGRANTS/ITALY: There is no end in sight to the constant flow of desperate people making the crossing from North Africa to Italy. More than 900 people, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, were rescued by Italian finance police and coastguard overnight, many women and children. They had left the Libyan coastline 3 days earlier. Some were given immediate medical attention. They were rescued off the southern coast of Sicily and were taken to a temporary holding center on the island where they are undergoing identification procedures. Meanwhile another 1400 immigrants have arrived on a ferry in Taranto and are being taken to a reception center on the mainland, after being transferred from the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
KENYA/RULING: A legal analyst says Kenya has no choice but to continue with the International Criminal Court trials now that judges have rejected the country’s attempt to stop proceedings at The Hague.
RWANDA/COURTS: In a report released Tuesday, Human Rights Watch has expressed concern over the effectiveness of Rwanda's genocide courts.