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Sudan's Bashir urges rebels to resume talks, only one notable group shows up 11:52 GMT

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir formally reopened talks with rebel and opposition groups on Saturday but only one significant opposition party showed up, and he urged them to halt a boycott on dialogue in return for a ceasefire.  Full Article

Gunmen kill three Burkina Faso gendarmes near Mali border 07:36 GMT 

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Around 50 unidentified gunmen attacked a Burkina Faso gendarmerie brigade near the country's western border with Mali on Friday, killing three in an attack the government blamed on the leaders of a failed coup last month.  Full Article  

Pre-election clash in Guinea capital kills two, wounds 33 07:37 GMT 

CONAKRY (Reuters) - Two people were killed and at least 33 were wounded in Guinea on Friday in clashes between supporters of President Alpha Conde and his main rival before Sunday's election, witnesses and a senior police source said.  Full Article  

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