BBC (video): “Nigerian Military Chief Sets Out Mali Plan.”
Jeune Afrique (French): “The MNLA Launches an Offensive against MUJWA in Gao.”
Nigerian crude oil export delays have lengthened, traders said on Friday, a sign that a raft of recent output problems caused by oil theft and flooding are increasingly holding back supplies from Africa’s biggest producer.
Nigeria’s military has killed a top commander of militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, an army spokesman has said. Ibn Saleh Ibrahim was killed in an exchange of fire with six of his lieutenants.
On Tuesday, Somalia’s Federal Parliament approved the new cabinet.
VOA: “In Somalia, Political Battle Over Newly Liberated Regions.”
The Economist: “The question of what to do with the charcoal, perhaps worth $40m, could affect the fate of Somalia’s new government.”
Senegalese police summoned Karim Wade, a former cabinet minister and son of former President Abdoulaye Wade, for questioning on Thursday, and have forbade him to leave the country.
BBC (video): “Is Biofuel a Solution for Burkina Faso?”
Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, wounded in a shooting on October 13, continues to convalesce in France.
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