- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 11, 2001

U.N. leaves village after Sudan attacks
KHARTOUM, Sudan A U.N. aid agency pulled out of a southern Sudanese village on Tuesday after it was hit by three days of government air raids, and a top U.N. official urged Sudan to stop bombing civilians.
"As a consequence of the repeated bombings, the U.N. has been forced to evacuate its humanitarian staff," said U.N. Emergency Relief Coordinator Kenzo Oshima.

Nigeria to supply Guinea with fuel
LAGOS, Nigeria This country, Africa's largest oil provider with an output above 2 million barrels per day, will supply refined oil to war-torn Guinea, which is facing an energy crisis, officials announced yesterday.
Under the deal, the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) will supply 15 metric tons each of kerosene, gasoline and diesel fuel to Guinea every month. The deal was sealed in Abuja on Tuesday when Guinean Ambassador to Nigeria Mamadi Traore met NNPC Managing Director Jackson Gaius-Obaseki, industry officials said.

Plague outbreak kills 14 in Uganda
KAMPALA, Uganda At least 14 persons have died in the Nebbi district of northwest Ugandan in an outbreak of plague, a health official said yesterday.
Dr. Sam Okware, a specialist in communicable diseases, said 25 cases of plague had been recorded in the past month and the Health Ministry had sent a team of workers to the area to dust the region with insecticides to kill the fleas that spread the disease.

Hutu rebel group to join Pretoria summit
BUJUMBURA, Burundi Hutu rebels of the National Liberation Front said yesterday they would attend a regional summit opening today in South Africa, where they will restate their conditions for a cease-fire.
"Our delegation's mandate in Pretoria will be to show mediators that we are present, that they should listen to all parties to the peace process, and to remind them of the six conditions we have set for a long time," said spokesman Anicet Ntawuhiganayo.

Weekly notes
Burundi President Pierre Buyoya reaffirmed his acceptance of a temporary foreign force to protect political figures returning to Burundi from exile. South Africa, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana have offered to contribute troops to protect the politicians, who are to take part in a transition government that is scheduled to assume power by Nov. 1. The former managing director in South Africa of the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS) was charged yesterday with corruption and forgery related to South African arms purchases worth $5 billion. Michael Woerfel was released on bail of $1,075 and ordered to appear Jan. 25 with Tony Yengeni, former chief whip of the ruling African National Congress, who was charged last week with corruption, forgery and perjury.

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