DRC: Heavy fighting between army troops and rebels led by renegade general send people fleeing from their homes in eastern Congo. Sudan/South Sudan: After meeting with Sudan's President Bashir, former South African President Thabo Mbeki says Bashir is ready for peace with South Sudan. South Africa: Temperatures are starting to drop as winter approaches the southern hemisphere and the state utility Eskom is warning of powers shortages. Kenya: Communities from semi-desert planes of northern Kenya gather on shores of Lake Turkana for three-day festival. Egypt: Former US President Jimmy Carter is in Egypt to monitor upcoming presidential elections, first since the revolution.