Malawi President Joyce Banda will not attend the African Union summit which was moved to Ethiopia after she said her country did not want to host Sudan’s leader, wanted by the International Criminal Court on genocide charges.
Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court has ruled in two unprecedented same-day decisions that the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated parliament must be dissolved and that former officials in the previous Hosni Mubarak government be allowed to hold political office.
Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has appeared before a UN committee, demanding Britain discuss her country’s claim to the Falklands Islands, on the 30th anniversary of the war over the disputed territory.
China will launch three astronauts, including the nation’s first woman in space, to live and work on a space station for about a week, a major step in its goal of becoming only the third nation with a permanent base orbiting Earth.
The BBC’s Roland Buerk says Mr Takahashi was spotted at an internet cafe by a member of the public
A National University of Rwanda student, Chantal Mpore Nibagwire, has won a scholarship to study at the first fully-fledged film school in Rwanda where she will study Film Production. Her talents distinguished her from 47 other KWETU applicants to win the scholarship.
The United Nations will send 8,000 metric tons of food assistance in the coming weeks to Sudan’s conflict-plagued states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile in order to help the local people, who are “seriously affected by food shortages.”