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Observers praise Nigeria election

Election officials started the counting process in the dark on Saturday night after delays International observers have hailed Nigeria’s elections, despite technical hitches, protests and reports of violence. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement voting ...

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March 29th, 2015

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Mass rally in Tunis over museum raid

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Tunis for an anti-terrorism march. Chanting “Tunisia is free! Terrorism out!”, they marched to the Bardo Museum, the scene of an attack in which 21 tourists and a Tunisian died. French President Francois ...

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Konate brace helps Senegal beat Ghana

Moussa Konate scored twice after coming on as a second-half substitute to lead Senegal to a 2-1 triumph over Ghana in a friendly on Saturday. The Swiss-based striker was on target in the 67th minute, having replaced the recalled Demba Ba who had struck the post after only ...

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Arab League to create military force

The decision on the military force was announced by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi The heads of Arab League countries meeting in Egypt have agreed to create a joint Arab military force. The League has been meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh amid a crisis in Yemen and the ...

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Tunisia ‘kills Bardo attack gunman’

Tunisian authorities say they have killed one of the militants linked to the attack on a museum earlier this month in which 21 tourists died. Lokman Abu Sakhra was one of nine armed militants killed in a raid on Saturday, the government says. A spokesman described him as one

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Nigeria voting continues after delays

Election officials started the counting process in the dark on Saturday night after delays Voting is to continue in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday’s presidential election. The electoral commission postponed voting because of problems ...

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The man admired by presidents and warlords

Road blocks can be tricky things – not least for journalists. Grenades brandished at car windows on narrow roads. Bored kids with big guns looking to make a point. Sometimes a piece of official paper will get you through. Or cigarettes. Or lots of smiles. But often ...

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Fernandez set to be named Guinea coach

Former France international Luis Fernandez is poised to take over as coach of Guinea and replace compatriot Michel Dussuyer. A consultant with France’s RMC radio, Fernandez, 55, is expected in Conakry in the next few days, to sign his contract and conduct his first ...

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Guinea declares Ebola ’emergency’

Red Cross workers spray bleach in Forecariah – one of the affected regions – in January Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions ...

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VIDEO: Nigeria votes in presidential poll

Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, has been voting in presidential elections. The current President Goodluck Jonathan is standing for a second term. But he is facing a strong challenge from Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler. Security is a key issue and ...

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