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Egypt: Human rights campaigners and members of the opposition urge parliament to end the state of emergency in the country. Nigeria: A Nigerian theatre company stages "Rubiewe" an adaptation of the popular fairytale Beauty and the Beast. Morocco: For the first time in its gastronomic history Morocco participates in prestigious cookery competition the Bocuse d'Or in France. Ethiopia: The fifth International African Child Policy Conference opens focusing on the inter Country adoption of African children. Sudan/South Sudan: African Union-led peace talks between top negotiators progress slowly  despite reports of fresh fighting. UK: Kidnappers  release a British aid worker from the World Food Programmed in Darfar who was held hostage for 86 days in the western Sudan region.