mini1.jpg _44390821_kisumuafp203b.jpgUS denounces Kenya ‘cleansing’ Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Jendayi Frazer also denounced the continuing violence which has since forced thousands to flee their homes. [BBC News]

Fighting Erupts in Eastern Congo Rebels battled pro-government militia fighters in eastern Congo on Monday, the first fighting in the volatile region since warring parties signed a peace deal last week. [AP]

Poor Haitians Resort to Eating Dirt It was lunchtime in one of Haiti’s worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud. With food prices rising, Haiti’s poorest can’t afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies [AP]

McDonald’s Pulls Ads From Suggestive Online Content MCDONALD’S SAID LATE LAST WEEK that it had asked BET to remove ads from a part of the network’s Web site that featured women in seductive poses, clad in bikinis and lingerie. [Media Post]

Kilpatrick expected to break silence Wednesday night Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick plans to emerge from seclusion Wednesday night and apologize to Detroiters from his church after a week of metastasizing controversy, expanding national coverage and a mounting circus atmosphere surrounding his possible perjury in the text message scandal. [Detroit Free Press]

Advertising Targeting African-American Consumers Exceeds $2.3 Billion Annually In its first 12-month analysis of advertising spending on media outlets that reach African American consumers, The Nielsen Company reported today that spending for the period October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007 totaled $2.3 billion. [EM]

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