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Nigeria holds its breath for results

Muhammadu Buhari has built a lead of more than two million votes, with six states left to be counted.

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Boko Haram has killed 7 300 civilians: UN

The Islamist terrorist group has killed more than 7 300 civilians since the beginning of 2014, including 1 000 people this year alone, a UN official said.

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Tension as Nigerian votes counted

Nigeria's electoral commission began counting votes as the US and Britain warned that the count may be subverted by “deliberate political interference.... Read Story

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Top Shabaab commander captured
March 26 2015 at 21:45

A top commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab was captured as he was preparing attacks in the country's capital.

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Electricity woes bad luck for Goodluck
March 26 2015 at 20:50

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan's election campaign has trumpeted his reform of the power sector, but electricity shortages persist.

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Ebola virus not mutating: study
March 26 2015 at 20:22

There is no sign the Ebola virus is mutating in an accelerated way that could make it more virulent or thwart vaccines or drugs under development, researchers said.

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Al Jazeera journos detained in Nigeria
March 26 2015 at 16:46

Nigeria's military has detained two Al Jazeera journalists in the north-east city of Maiduguri, the news outlet said.

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Pirates seize Iranian fishing vessel
March 26 2015 at 16:45

Pirates have seized an Iranian vessel fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia in the first successful hijacking in almost three years, officials said.

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Concern over rapes of babies in DRC
March 26 2015 at 16:05

Congo is facing a problem with the rapes of babies, physician and Nobel Prize nominee Denis Mukwege warned.

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Boko Haram conflict claims thousands
March 26 2015 at 15:09

More than 1 000 civilians have been killed in Boko Haram attacks in the first three months of this year, Human Rights Watch said.

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‘No blacks’ Chinese restaurant shut down
March 26 2015 at 10:55

A Chinese restaurant in Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said.

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Morocco’s ‘FBI’ keeps jihadists at bay
March 26 2015 at 10:54

Morocco, on guard against attacks like the Tunis museum massacre, prides itself on being a bastion against Islamist extremism.

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Jailed lawyer in solitary confinement
March 26 2015 at 10:54

Jailed Swazi human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko has been placed in solitary confinement for a period of three weeks, a report said.

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