U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Office
http://www.workers.org/2012/world/somalia_0216/ February 12, 2012By Abayomi AzikiweEditor, Pan-African News WireThe Pentagon and the White House continue to deny that United States military forcesare directly involved in the current war over control of the Horn of Africa state of Somalia. Nevertheless, a Washington-directed drone struck an internationally superviseddisplaced persons camp just outside Somalia¶s capital, Mogadishu.
Nigerians living in poverty rise to nearly 61% (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17015873 February 13, 2012By A Non Attributed Author Poverty has risen in Nigeria, with almost 100 million people living on less than a $1(£0.63) a day, despite economic growth, statistics have shown.
Lesotho: Snap Election for Politicians in Disarray? (allAfrica)
http://allafrica.com/stories/201202120123.html February 13, 2012By Tsoeu PetlaneMaseru ² Lesotho is due for a general election to choose a new national government between February and May of this year. Despite a legal framework that stipulates ageneral election every five years, it appears none of the actors on the national stage areready for it. So, are we building up to another snap election?
Pirates kill captain, chief engineer in Nigeria ship attack (Reuters)
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE81C0A820120213 February 13, 2012By A Non Attributed Author ABUJA (Reuters) - Pirates shot dead the captain and the chief engineer on a cargo shipoff the coast of Nigeria on Monday, an International Maritime Bureau (IMB) officialsaid, the latest in a string of attacks on vessels off the coast of Africa's No. 1 oil producer.
Nigeria security forces stop bomb attempt in Kaduna (Reuters)
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE81C09J20120213 February 13, 2012By A Non Attributed Author Nigerian security forces stopped a bomber on Monday who tried to ram a car packed withexplosives through the gates of government house in the northern city of Kaduna, agovernment official said.
Aid Worker Diaries - Avoiding a children's catastrophe in the Sahel (AlertNet)
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/blogs/aid-worker-diaries/avoiding-a-childrens-catastrophe-in-the-sahel/February 13, 2012