Niger: Islamist group kills 20 soldiers in attack on military base in northern Niger.
Ethiopia: US Secretary of State Kerry heads to Addis Ababa for talks with regional officials and 50th anniversary celebration of African Union. Sudan: Having lost its oilfields and oil revenues to South Sudan, Khartoum government focuses on developing its sugar industry. Egypt: Production under way for first domestically produced tablet computer: Inar. Uganda: Conservationists fear illegal poaching will lead to extinction of country’s leopards.
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Sudan: Following days of violence along its border with South Sudan, parliament in Khartoum declares South Sudan an “enemy.”
Zimbabwe: Government says its policy of forcing foreign firms to hand over a 51 per cent stake of their local operations to black Zimbabwean investors is almost complete. South Africa: To save the rhino, farmers look to rhino farming as a way to stem increase in rhino poaching. Togo: French company says its project to expand Port of Lome will create hundreds of jobs in Togo. Egypt: On trial for their role in February soccer stampede that left 74 dead, unruly defendants briefly force suspension of trial.
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Senegal: One person dead, as police clash with demonstrators protesting 85-year-old President Wade’s decision to seek third term.
Somalia: At ceremony marking three years in power, Somalia’s president calls on the al-Shabab militants to start peace negotiations with government.
South Sudan: Top official says Khartoum’s leaders are “worse than pirates” because of high transit fees they have imposed on oil from South Sudan.
South Africa: At Johannesburg news conference, Zimbabwe rights activists warn that President Mugabe will use state security forces to control elections planned for this year.
USA: President Barack Obama checks out the latest US hybrid vehicles during a visit to the Washington Auto Show.