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AFP Africa News Agenda

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What's happening in Africa on Monday:

+ Nigerian troops clash with Islamists

+ Ivory Coast local polls test stability

+ French parliament votes on Mali mission

KANO, Nigeria: Nigeria's military clashed with suspected Islamist insurgents in a remote northeastern village at the weekend, with many feared dead, although casualty figures remained unclear. (NIGERIA-UNREST)

ABIDJAN: First results expected from local elections boycotted by the party of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo and seen as a test of stability. Full results expected by mid-week. Picture. Video. (ICOAST-VOTE)

PARIS: French parliament votes on prolonging France's military intervention in Mali. Debate begins at 1500 GMT, vote follows. Picture. (FRANCE-MALI-CONFLICT)

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LUANDA: UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay pays a first visit to Angola where she is expected to hold talks with President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, civil society groups and government officials. Until Wednesday. (UN-ANGOLA-RIGHTS)

RABAT: Talks open on a comprehensive free trade agreement between Rabat and the European Union, described as a step towards the establishment of a common economic zone. (MOROCCO-EU-ECONOMY-COMMERCE)

KHARTOUM: Tracking manhunt for mutinous paramilitaries in Darfur as a United States diplomat express concern over worsening security in the region (SUDAN-DARFUR-UNREST)

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