This week's look ahead

Monday, Aug. 28:

Georgetown, Guyana – Guyanese elect new president, legislature, and regional administrators in balloting that was delayed to give officials time to clean up voter lists.

The Hague, Netherlands – International Criminal Court gives first details of child soldier recruitment allegations against purported Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga.

Tuesday, Aug. 29:

Santiago, Chile – Senate votes on whether Chile should join International Criminal Court.

Thursday, Aug. 31:

Stockholm, Sweden – Sixty nations and international aid groups to attend a donors conference on Lebanon.

Seoul, South Korea – South Korean Red Cross set to send first shipment in government-backed effort to provide 100,000 tons of rice and other goods to flood-stricken North Korea. Other donors have been deterred by nation's recent missile launches.

Saturday, Sept. 2:

Kinshasa, Congo – Dikembe Mutombo, a Congolese who plays in the National Basketball Association, opens a US$29 million hospital – half paid with his own money – dedicated to his late mother.

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