African leaders to vote on peace troops
African leaders meet at their annual summit in Ethiopia today, where they are expected to vote on sending 5,000 peacekeepers to Burundi, a plan its government has rejected. The official theme of the African Union meeting is human rights, but leaders from the 54-member bloc will try to tackle a string of crises across the continent during their meeting at the organisation's headquarters in Addis Ababa over the next two days.
N. American foreign ministers to meet
The foreign ministers of Canada, Mexico and the United States - Mr Stephane Dion, Ms Claudia Ruiz Massieu and Mr John Kerry respectively - will hold their annual get-together to talk about trade and continental affairs in Quebec City today. The trio's discussions will cover environment and clean energy cooperation, as well as security issues. The gathering sets the stage for the North American Leaders' Summit later this spring.
Festive night for needy residents
Various Chinese clan associations and religious groups will come together at Hong Lim Park tonight to put up special performances for 500 needy residents of Jalan Besar GRC and Potong Pasir SMC.
This inaugural "Harmony Night" is organised by the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens Consultative Committee as part of this year's Chinatown Chinese New Year celebrations.