Senegal will hold legislative elections tomorrow. The country’s new President Macky Sall, elected in March, is looking to solidify his mandate and pursue his anti-corruption probe against the previous administration.
Niger has signed an agreement with neighbouring Chad to construct a 600 km (373 miles) pipeline linking it to the Chad-Cameroon pipeline which will enable it to export its crude, Niger’s oil minister said on Friday.
Niger is expected to begin operating reserves on four fields at its Agadem bloc by early 2014, and increase its production to 80,000 barrels-per-day of which 60,000 will be exported through the pipeline.
PBS reports on “famine and regreening” in Niger.
Ansar Dine and its allies claim to control northern Mali. US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson seems more pessimistic on the idea of an outside military intervention in northern Mali that he did in May.
In Somalia, “Constitution Qualms Could Jeopardize End of Transition Process.”
Kenyan forces are searching for four aid workers kidnapped this week in the Dadaab refugee camp.
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