AFP Africa News Agenda

What's happening in Africa on Friday:

+ Congo warlord to be sent to war crimes court

+ Mali soldier dies in Timbuktu suicide bombing

KIGALI: Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who surrendered to the US embassy in Rwanda, awaits transfer for trial in The Hague where he faces charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. (DRCONGO-UNREST-RWANDA-ICC)

BAMAKO: The hunt for armed Islamists by French and Chadian soldiers continues in the Ifoghas mountains near the Algerian border after an attempted incursion of armed Islamists in Timbuktu in which a Malian soldier and a dozen militants were killed in a suicide bombing. (MALI-CONFLICT-FRANCE-QAEDA)


GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council wraps up its month-long sitting, with votes expected on resolutions, including on the extension of a UN probe into rights abuses in Syria and on the appointment of an independent expert on Mali. Session starts at 0800 GMT. (UN-RIGHTS)

LIBREVILLE/NDJAMENA: Follow-up after the main rebel group in Chad, the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR), said Thursday it was resuming its fight against President Idriss Deby Itno's regime. (CHAD-UNREST)

PRETORIA: Ruling expected in the bail hearing of 20 Congolese men arrested in South Africa last month for allegedly plotting to oust President Joseph Kabila. (SAFRICA-DRCONGO-COURT-REBELS)