Mauritania/Mali: The Mauritanian military returns in force to northern Mali (Arabic, via Kal). Meanwhile, Mauritania and Mali give different accounts of a reported clash between tribesmen and AQIM in northern Mali.
Sudan: VOA reports on a controversy about the internal politics of the referendum commission.
Niger: Another firing inside the Niger junta “extend[s] a wave of sackings and arrests near the top of the West African country’s government.”
Nigeria: In case you missed it, there was another bomb attack in Nigeria this week, this one targeting a government building in Asaba, Delta State.
Djibouti: needs $39 million in food aid, according to the UN and the government.
What are checking out this weekend?